Frequently Asked Questions

Hemisfair Rules

Pets are welcome at Hemisfair! Please keep them leashed, clean up their business and keep them out of the water features. There are two Mutt Mitt stations in the park with disposable bags for your use.

Hemisfair and all San Antonio parks are tobacco- and smoke-free as of June 1, 2019 according to City ordinance.

Feel free to enjoy wine or beer in a can or container while visiting. For the safety of all park guests, no liquor or glass bottles, please.

As a courtesy to others enjoying the park experience, please keep loud music to a minimum.

Riding bicycles, scooters and skateboards are prohibited on the sidewalks in our three parks. These modes of transportation are only allowed on roadways in the Hemisfair District.

Fireworks, open flames, barbecue grills and piñatas are prohibited.

Outside food is permitted and picnics are encouraged! Forgot your snack? Check out one of our onsite destinations.

School Groups

Whether you’re taking in a show at the Magik Theatre or planning a field trip to play at Yanaguana Garden, let us know if your school group is heading to Hemisfair. It’s not necessary to tell us ahead of time, but we’re always interested in which schools are stopping by, how many visitors we can expect and how we can make your experience delightful. Shoot us an email at

Check out the free, printable Hemisfair Activity Book with educational activities and coloring sheets for your next class trip!

Smiling child at Hemisfair