While on a Walk is going on an extended Memorial Day holiday vacation and will return to posting toward the end of June, but first, here is a glimpse of great things to come, sooner rather than later.
Three years ago, when the Westside Creeks Restoration Project was in the intense planning phase, it felt like the project was an eternity away, but much has been and is happening to bring the project to fruition.
The project includes ecological restoration of the Westside Creeks: San Pedro Creek and its tributaries, Apache, Alazán, and Martínez Creeks, all of which are tributaries of the San Antonio River. It also includes a major renovation of Elmendorf Lake Park and an extensive hike and bike trail system connecting to the Mission Reach of the river.
Construction of various sections of the hike and bike trail system have begun and eventually will all be connected. In these photos, the (not yet open) trail going off to the left of the pedestrian bridge over the San Antonio River is the beginning of the lower San Pedro Creek trail which is already well passed the Probant Street bridge over San Pedro Creek:
These photos were taken on a walk along the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River between Concepción and Confluence Parks on Thursday, May 26, 2016
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