4700 Old Pearsall, (210) 207-7275
Watching the sunset can be so romantic … which is why you should do it at a former dump on the South Side. Seriously, Pearsall Park, formerly known as Mt. Trashmore when it was the site of a landfill from the 1960s to ’80s, now boasts the best unobstructed, 360-degree views in the city thanks to rolling, treeless hills. There’s also very little structural development there right now, but that should change when Parks and Rec begins spending the $7.5 million awarded to Pearsall in the 2012 bond cycle. While that’s sure to infuse the mainly vacant space with a lot of awesome activity, hit it now for a quiet, breezy overlook unlike anything else in city limits.
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