During a routine vacation with his special needs daughter, Morgan, philanthropist Gordon Hartman realized that many of the playgrounds he visited were not adequate enough for a child as unique and special as Morgan. What soon manifested was Morgan’s Wonderland, located in Northeast San Antonio near the IH 35-Loop 410 interchange.
Morgan’s Wonderland is essentially 25 acres of fun for children of all varying degrees of abilities, from able bodied children to disabled children alike. In short, Morgan’s Wonderland is a family fun park with an emphasis on being available for everyone. The park features more than 25 different areas and attractions including unique and creative playgrounds, beautiful and well kept gardens, exciting rides, a 575 seat-amphitheaters, as well as an 18,000 square foot special events center. One of the highlights of the park is the intricate carousel and the 8-acre lake suitable for catch-and-release fishing.
Park visitors will also enjoy train rides around the lake, a fun music garden, exciting water cannons, and even a sensory village. Many of these locations within the park are also themed, such as being Butterfly themed or Pirate themed. Children will especially enjoy this as each section looks and feels like a whole new environment. There are windmills, swings, pretend grocery stores, and essentially a host of playground equipment that allow children to explore and play.
Perhaps the best part of the park is the fact that is wheelchair accessible, from the swings to the slides. There is no doubt that residents of San Antonio would be proud to have such an offering their city.