While North Central San Antonio continues to grow in both size and population, the McAllister Park remains firmly anchored as a wooded respite among the concrete sprawl. Best known for its hiking and biking trails, the park attracts hundreds of visitors on the weekends. The trails vary in terms of their difficulty levels, and there are trails for bicyclists too. Other visitors enjoy the covered picnic areas, soccer and baseball fields. Camping is allowed with reservations and a permit from the Parks and Recreation department. The park is also home to a few pavilions, playgrounds and picnic spots.