Parks & Facilities Details

O P Schnabel

Trails
Type: Natural/pugmill/concrete/asphalt
/ Length (Miles): 8.22


San Antonio parks give people an opportunity to spend time enjoying the outdoors, with fresh air, sunshine and exercise on  tap for visitors. Take a walk, enjoy the scenery, and de-stress. Studies show people who spend time in parks will be sick less often, which means less time missing from school and work, as well as lower healthcare costs and better overall health. And it’s fun and refreshing. Visit a San Antonio park today!

Use the Trail Accessibility Map to help you navigate walking, running or riding the trails.

Alcohol is prohibited; amenities are first come, first serve with the exception of the ones listed below.

Programs & Classes

Use the button below to view and register for classes at this location. If there are no results for classes at this location, a list of classes, programs, and activities at alternate locations will be provided.
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Si necesita asistencia en español para inscribirse en clases o necesita información sobre nuestros programas llame al 210-207-3047.

Amenities Available for Rental

The following amenities are available for rental. Use the links below to view facility details or calendar availability. Learn how to make a reservation.

Amenity Details Availability
Pavilion #1 - Graff Pavilion  View Details  View Availability
Pavilion #2  View Details  View Availability

Pavilion Fees

Graff Pavilion - The cost to rent the pavilion Monday through Thursday is $25 an hour with a 4-hour minimum. The cost for Friday through Sunday and holidays is $35 an hour with a 4-hour minimum.  Graff Pavilion is for larger functions. A kitchen facility with sinks and countertops is available in this pavilion as a second, separate rental that requires a fee and permit as well. Please note there is no refrigerator or stove, so food must be pre-prepared.

Pavilion 2 - The cost to rent the pavilion Monday through Thursday is $15 an hour with a 4-hour minimum. The cost for Friday through Sunday and holidays is $30 an hour with a 4-hour minimum. Pavilion 2 is located about half-mile away on the main trail.  

Park History

O. P. Schnabel Park, first called Bandera Road Park, includes 202 acres purchased by the City in 1964. The site was noted for its many oak trees, mountain laurels and other native vegetation. Because its natural beauty was in keeping with the interests of O.P. Schnabel, the park was renamed in his honor in 1977.

Schnabel was widely known for his efforts to "keep San Antonio clean and beautiful," and mounted many clean-up and beautification campaigns. He used catchy phrases such as "nice people don't litter" and "be a beauty bug, not a litter bug." Many thought that "O.P." stood for Old Push Broom, but the letters were actually Schnabel's initials. The Beautify San Antonio Association is named for Sadie Ray and Waldo Graff who, together with Schnabel, devoted their lives to the organization. O.P. Schnabel Park has been called "the cleanest little park in Texas."

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Sunday, December 09, 2018