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Kiddie Park, which claims to be the oldest kiddie park in the United States, has been funning up San Antonio since 1925. Though new amenities and fresh paint have been added under the park's new management, Kiddie Park retains the classic rides of days gone by. The carousel, built in 1918, still spins its equine poles in perfect circular splendor, while the wee Ferris wheel rotates children like hot dogs in a warming roller. Most rides are vehicle-based, be they pastel-colored planes swung slow through the air or silver train cars chugging on their tracks.
Kiddie Park also sports a snack bar stocked with kid-approved edibles such as Goldfish crackers ($1), sno cones ($2), pizza slices ($2), and, for the torporic child, two packs of Pixy Stix ($1).
Kiddie Park was featured on Channel 4 WOAI. It won best kid-friendly park from the Current and has received lots of other press as well. Seven Yelpers give it a three-star average, and three Insider Pagers give it a four-star average:
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In 1925, Kiddie Park first opened its doors, and since then, generations of kids have flocked to the park, and its classic rides. After a renovation in 2009, the grounds were augmented with modern facilities such as a new entrance. The revamping efforts proved fruitful, and the San Antonio Current lauded the facility as the Best Kid-friendly Park (& Comeback Story) in 2010.
Now more than 85 years after its opening, Kiddie Park welcomes visitors for days of fun and nostalgia. A train winds through turns, while a ferris wheel proffers elevated views of the historic grounds and lollipops stuck in visitors' hair. Hand-carved in 1918, the park's flagship Herschell Spillman carousel still beckons visitors aboard its decades-old horses. Elsewhere, a snack bar tempts taste buds with classic treats such as funnel cakes and cotton candy.