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San Antonio River

San Antonio River Authority

A nightly downtown event is both one of the city's most remarkable and one of its least known. During the warm months, if you look skyward at I-35 and Camden Streets, a certain sight will take your breath away.

Norma Martinez

Artists and members of the community are coming together to create a massive public art installation for the San Antonio River Foundation.  Participants all have

a special connection to San Antonio and the Mission San Francisco de la Espada, which was built in 1731. 

TPR has been following the creation of  Arbol de la Vida: Voces de Tierra (http://tpr.org/post/arbol-de-la-vida-voces-de-tierra#stream/0).

 

Jack Morgan

Yet another Art Portal to a Mission along the Museum Reach was opened last week. The San Antonio River Foundation is installing Art Portals at each departure from the Mission Reach, to tie the Reach to each Mission. 

San Antonio River Foundation

There’s lots of buzz about plans for a new park overlooking the Mission Reach.  The $10 million plan for Confluence Park, to be situated at the confluence of the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek, will focus on teaching responsible water use and landscaping practices.

Stuart Allen is the project manager.

“Well, it’s a 3-1/2 acre outdoor learning classroom. The intent of the project is to create a destination on the Riverwalk where students and river visitors alike can learn about native plant species and witness a large-scale water catchment system,” Allen said.

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