Visit These Outdoor Places This Summer
Warm weather is something all San Antonio residents are used to. The 100 degree heat we experience here isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We get to wear shorts, enjoy cold beverages, and plan more outdoor activities. IES has provided services to many outdoor spots in and around San Antonio. Here’s a look at a few public places you may be interested in visiting when things heat up outside.
SALADO CREEK GREENWAY – NORTHERN SEGMENT
This 2.4 mile segment of the Salado Creek Greenway extends from the old Voelcker homestead within Phil Hardberger Park through Walker Ranch Historic Landmark Park ending at West Avenue where it will join the next segment of greenway. The trail expands public recreational opportunities while providing a safe and secure area for walking, running and cycling. Educational opportunities are enhanced through the use of interpretive features portraying wildlife and plant habitat, and explaining connections to historic features in the area.
SALADO CREEK GREENWAY – SOUTHERN SEGMENT
Within the Middle Salado watershed, this trail extends from Rigsby Avenue to South Side Lions Park. This segment is characterized as a perennial stream system within an active and occasionally mobile floodplain. A predominantly asphalt trail covers 2.3 miles along the Salado Creek and includes three corten steel pedestrian bridges, trail heads with site furniture, a restroom facility, a drinking fountain, solar lighting and interpretive graphics.
CIBOLO NATURE CENTER
Located in Boerne, Texas, the new nature center consists of a multi-purpose recreational hall and education area along with the associated support areas and covered walkways. The learning center includes a multi-purpose auditorium, exhibit space, reference library, GIS lab, technology center, and wet-lab classroom.
BEACON HILL LINEAR PARK
The 3.5 acres of vacant residential land was transformed to create the Beacon Hill Linear Park. An adjacent storm water drainage right-of-way which held a large underground concrete culvert was creatively incorporated into the design of the project. Other features of the development included winding paths, native grassy meadows, a natural playground, water fountains, and a basketball court.
MISSION CONCEPCION SPORTS PARK
The 32-acre multi-use recreational facility consist of the following: an air-conditioned gymnasium complex that includes 6 basketball or volleyball courts that can also be configured for 12 volleyball courts or 12 basketball practice courts; a baseball field complex and a softball field complex along with restrooms, a concession stand, and bleachers; a lighted 8 lane track-and-field complex with bleachers; a full football field with restrooms, lighting and bleachers seating 2,000; and pedestrian walkways.
IES is passionate about our community, and making it a better place to live, work, and play. We take pride in creating unique, inviting and innovative public spaces that promote social interaction and a sense of community.