In 2002, Brooks Air Force Base was conveyed to Brooks Development Authority, creating the thriving mixed-use Brooks campus we are today. Join us in celebrating our accomplishments this summer with twenty-one unique things to do at Brooks!

The Greenline Park

The Greenline is a 43-acre park in the heart of Brooks that connects to the San Antonio Mission Reach. From family-friendly movie screenings and back to school events, to casting a line in our catch-and-release pond, there are dozens of free ways to get out and have an enjoyable time outdoors. Some of the park features include one mile of illuminated hike and bike trails and nearly 2 miles of jogging trails, fitness stations, one large and three small pavilions for reservations to host parties, and free Wi-Fi. If you happen to take an evening stroll, be sure to check out the park’s public art piece, Running with the Moon, which illuminates at night.

Blastin’ Back to School

Brooks Gives Back has partnered with San Antonio City Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran and the South Texas Business Partnership to provide free services and resources to help families prepare for the new school year. Enjoy free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, and much more! The event will take place on Sunday, August 13 from 9 am to 11 am and will resume 12 pm to 2 pm at The Greenline.

Paw Park at The Greenline

Bring your furry friends to enjoy Paw Park at The Greenline, the region’s only public dog park. The dog park features separate areas for large and small dogs, water foundations, canopies, and nearly two dozen new trees. Through a partnership with the San Antonio River Authority, both areas have Low Impact Development (LID) features that will protect the park’s pond from contamination.

La Gloria Brooks

Visit La Gloria for lunch, dinner, or even happy hour. The region’s first local, high-end restaurant, this new restaurant slants away from the original “icehouse” ambience of other locations and leans into a contemporary concept customers will love. With marigold-colored walls and Mazatlán-blue ceilings, this new La Gloria is brightened by large sunlit windows, cheerful hand-crafted Mexican folk art, towering ceilings, polished concrete floors, warm wooden accent walls, and ocean-blue custom tables. There’s even a gleaming open kitchen, a large wood-fired grill, and a big, full-service indoor bar to cool off with an agua fresca or margarita.

Embassy Suites at Brooks

Embassy Suites at Brooks is the only full-service hotel South of downtown San Antonio, featuring 156 suites, a restaurant and bar with nightly entertainment, a full-service spa with the only salt cave in the region, and event space to host your next meeting or party. Only 10 minutes from downtown San Antonio and even closer to the San Antonio Missions, choose Embassy Suites for your next fun-filled outing.

Job Fair at Brooks

In partnership with Workforce Solutions Alamo, Brooks is proud to host the second-largest job fair in San Antonio. Help us help you find your next career move! This in-person job fair is open to those with all skill and career levels looking to further their careers in a number of different sectors. There are also opportunities available to employers seeking to hire quality employees. Please save the date and join us on Thursday, September 7 from 9am to 1pm at the Embassy Suites at Brooks.

Register as a jobseeker.

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1917 Restaurant and Bar (at Embassy Suites at Brooks)

1917 Restaurant and Bar’s name was derived from the year Brooks Air Force Base was established; the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and serves delicious locally sourced menu items, featuring honey produced by the restaurant’s own beehive, fare made using an on-site brick oven, a rotisserie, and nitrogen coffee on tap. Enjoy lunch specials for just $9.17. Check out their menu!

Salt cave at eforea Spa (at Embassy Suites at Brooks)

Beat the heat by visiting the only salt cave in San Antonio! Relax inside and receive halotherapy via naturally sourced Himalayan salt that produces negative ions that fight free radicals. This environment acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and improves immune function and respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, and sinus congestion. Salt cave sessions have a calming effect and are safe for children. Book your service here today!

Linda’s De Novo Hair Design (at the Embassy Suites at Brooks)

Complete your stay at Embassy Suites with a visit to Linda’s De Novo Hair Design. Linda’s is a local small business, led by owner Linda Lazo. Linda is committed to providing clients with the best trends, techniques, and products to meet their hair care needs. Services include hair color, haircuts (for women and men), special event styling, hair removal, manicures, pedicures, and bridal packages. Book your appointment today!

Brooks Gives Back’s Loteria Night

Join us at the Embassy Suites at Brooks on Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30pm to play a favorite family-friendly game, Loteria! Take a chance at winning prizes and feel good knowing that all proceeds benefit Brooks Gives Back, a non-profit that supports meaningful growth and improvements on and around the Brooks campus.

Fishing Ponds at The Greenline

Pack your tackle box and head out to The Greenline for a day of fishing! Ponds are stocked by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), and you can partake in the fun by following our catch-and-release policy. We are proud to partner with Fin Addict Angler Foundation to host four free “Setting the Hook” Youth Fishing Clinic events— check back for next summer’s events! TPWD Angler Education Instructor volunteers will teach basic fishing skills such as knot tying, casting, fish identification, regulations, and much more. Activities will include backyard bass fishing and fishing on the banks of The Greenline ponds.

Visit Hangar 9

Hangar 9 is the only WWI wooden hangar still standing in its original location. Built in 1918, the Hangar is a San Antonio Historic Landmark, listed in the Texas State Historical Survey, the National Register of Historic Places, and is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. After a nearly $3 million total restoration project, Hangar 9 has been transformed into an event venue, perfect for weddings, galas, and public events.

Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain, a public art piece by Cruz Ortiz, was constructed to honor former Congressman Frank Tejeda, who was instrumental in passing the legislation that created what Brooks is today. Located at the corner of City-Base Landing and Sous Vide Way, Sun Mountain serves as the gateway to the light industrial park at Brooks.

The Little Library at The Greenline

Visit our Little Library at The Greenline. The Little Library was established to spark and enhance interests in reading and learning. Books are available in all reading levels and are great for summer reading, family time, or helping improve reading skills. Stop by and grab a book today, but do not forget to bring it back or replace it with a new one!

MixFit SA

Looking for a locally owned and energetic place to better your health? Every fitness level and every budget are welcome at MixFit SA at Brooks. From zumba and kickboxing, to personal one-on-one training and an open gym, MixFit SA has something for everyone. Register for a class today!

Ohana Academy Brooks

Learn from the best Martial Arts instructors in the area at Ohana Academy. Whether your plan is to compete, lose weight, meet new like-minded people, or increase your day-to-day life, Ohana will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible while having fun doing it! Whether you are enjoying Kids Marital Arts classes or our Adult programs, you will start seeing improvement in mind, body, and spirit in only a few short classes. Fun and beginner-friendly classes for Kids and Adults in Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and wrestling are available! Register today!

All Things Brooks: Town Hall Meeting

Exciting things are happening at Brooks, and our town halls are an opportunity for you to share your concerns, ask questions, and hear about our current projects and priorities. We hope you will join us for a friendly conversation and refreshments at the next town hall meeting on Wednesday, September 20 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Embassy Suites at Brooks.

Bubba’s 33 at La Picosa

Did you hear Bubba’s 33 is joining the Brooks community? Bubba’s 33 will open at La Picosa, the Brooks town center, and will feature hearty portions and variety for the whole family. Their doors are opening on Wednesday, August 2 at 11 am!

Movie Night at the Greenline

Bring your family, blankets, and chairs to The Greenline for a free outdoor movie. There will be food trucks on site and activities for kids. The next movie night will feature the animated musical Sing 2 and take place on Saturday, September 9 at dusk (around 8 pm).

Chanclas y Cervezas

Save the date for our annual Fiesta event, Chanclas y Cervezas! Our 5th annual event will take place April 21, 2024 at The Greenline and benefit Brooks Gives Back. There will be plenty of local food and craft vendors, live music, and opportunities to show off your chancla-throwing skills. Stay tuned for more details!

Brooks Gives Back Volunteer Opportunities

Brooks Gives Back serves as the vehicle by which all members of the Brooks community can invest in nonprofit initiatives impacting people in the neighborhoods surrounding Brooks. Do you need service hours or are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? Brooks Gives Back has plenty of volunteering options for you. Email for more details.