Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Transformation in process to transform drainage into parks (that still drain)
It has long been recognized that San Antonio lacks adequate park land. During his term, Mayor Howard Peak saw the opportunity to transform the city's creeks (which had been transformed in some cases into drainage ditches) into linear parks.
The process of physical transformation has already begun on parts of Salado Creek and Leon Creek. On the west side of San Antonio, the design process is in full swing for Martinez Creek (which crosses IH10 south of Hildebrand), Alazan Creek (which begins at the outlet of Woodlawn Lake and continues past the Shrine of the Little Flower) , Apache Creek (which feeds Lake Elmendorf by Our Lady of the Lake) and San Pedro Creek. www.westsidecreeks.com
The San Antonio River Authority is behind the current design phase assisted by R J Rivera Associates.
August 31 to September 4 will be a week of intensive work on the project at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1300 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio 78207. Each evening a committee will take a look at potential designs for each creek. Although the sessions are designed for the committees and sub-committees each is completely open to the public.
Don't miss this chance to help transform a large section of our city into more sustainable and nurturing neighborhoods.