Mahncke Park

Mahncke Park is an urban neighborhood and park located on the eastern fringe of Midtown San Antonio, Texas, USA.

The park connects the San Antonio Botanical Gardens to Brackenridge Park. The surrounding neighborhood was built around Mahncke Park.

Located just north of Downtown San Antonio, the neighborhood boundaries are:

  • North: Burr Road - Terrell Hills/Alamo Heights;
  • South: Brackenridge St - Ft Sam Houston;
  • East: Old Austin Road - Ft Sam Houston;
  • West: Avenue B - Brackenridge Park.

The park is long, narrow strip of mostly undeveloped green space laid out on an east/west axis between Parland and Funston Streets. The east end is bounded by N. New Braunfels and the Botanical Gardens and the west end is bounded by Broadway and Brackenridge Park.

The Midtown San Antonio neighborhood is within walking distance of: Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, San Antonio Zoo, Brackenridge Park, the Witte Museum, Lions Field Park and the Brackenridge Golf Course. By car, the neighborhood is 10 minutes from Downtown, Uptown, and major freeways.

Most of the homes in the neighborhood range in size from 1,000 sq ft (100 m2) to 2,000 sq ft (200 m2) and were constructed during the 1920s through the 1950s. Pre-WWII housing architecture consists primarily of bungalows built in styles of Mission, Four Square, California and Cottage Tudor. Post-WWII housing architecture consists mainly of Ranch-style dwellings.

The neighborhood today has an eclectic mix of residents from all backgrounds and persuasions. For more about San Antonio neighborhoods, read the article on neighborhoods and districts of San Antonio.

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