The San Pedro Creek Culture Park flows with a purpose: flood control. A major aspect of the park is to remove part of the creek banks from the floodplain and improve safety for San Antonians for generations.
Phase 2 will mainly incorporate flood control improvement.
As of May 5, 2018, the first segment is open to the public. This portion of the Culture Park begins with the beautiful Tunnel Inlet where you’ll find the Plaza de Fundación and its incredible “Rain from the Heavens” public art installment. Custom tile work adorns the surrounding 12 Generational Benches, as well as various features throughout the park.
Also found in Phase 1 are commissioned murals and other art pieces that represent the history and culture of this historic creek.
Estimated to be complete in 2020, Phase 1.2 will feature three prominent attractions. The first is a Performance Plaza that will welcome performance artists of all kinds to use the park as their creative stage. Adjacent to the famous Alameda Theater, the plan is to partner with the historic performance venue on outdoor events. When not in use, the plaza will become an open space for people to sit and enjoy their surroundings.
The second major attraction of this phase will be a beautiful greenspace where park visitors can lounge and enjoy the weather with a book or picnic basket. Facing a cascading wall of water, the area will be picturesque and serene.
The third major attraction will be a tremendous mural composed of five pieces behind the Spanish Governors’ Palace. Similar to the murals in Phase 1.1, this will speak to the vibrant culture of the park and its rich history.