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Simple neighborhood park
By terlanmat68 on 9/8/2012
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 1.20 Miles Duration: 24 minutes
The interior trails are more interesting with a good bit of cactus up close and a couple large rocks.
Lots here for a small park
By texaskdog on 5/10/2010
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: 25 minutes

There is a trail around the park and several short spurs in the middle.  Nothing too exciting but if you lived close by has a little variety

Great incidental park
By jmm482 on 4/18/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: 10 minutes
Building on what figment wrote in the previous post, this is indeed an incidental park.  It has a decent decomposed granite jogging path that attracts a handful of regular users.   The open spaces are not conducive for field sports due to the rock outcrops and uneveness. However, my dog doesn't mind.  There is not much of interest here for the average park goer.  Naturalists might enjoy a quick jaunt to learn what lies beneath.  If you take a walk along the interior paths, take a peek in the bushes at the edge to get a glimpse of a couple solution cavities and enlarged fractures typical of the karst terrain on the Edwards Plateau and a closed depression close to the swing set along the Big Trail street frontage.  Reports allude to the presence of a cave within the park, but according to the City's biologist, it was either filled in or erroneously recorded.  Long-time residents say the swing set now sits on top of the old opening.  Their kids went in it years ago.  There is also a geocahce hidden at the park interior.
Lots of trails in a tiny neighborhood park
By figment on 2/22/2004
Rating: N/A Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 0.80 Mile Duration: N/A
When the Mesa Park neighborhood was developed in the 70's, the land that Schroeter Park is on was meant to be a school. After the school plans were cancelled, it was going to be built on with more houses, but the city bought the land to use as a park. That said, it's really just a big patch of land with some neat cactus stands, trails crisscrossing it, and lots of people walking their dogs.
Not busy during the week.
By Centex Trekker on 4/30/2003
Rating: N/A Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 0.75 Mile Duration: N/A
The main trail is crushed gravel, but there's a woodchip path in the south east section that stops just before it reaches the street.

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