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MEDIA TOUR ADVISORY MEDIA TO GET AN UPDATE ON THE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS FOR THE NEXT SEGMENT OF THE SAN PEDRO CREEK CULTURE PARK

Bexar County Judge Wolff and Commissioner Justin Rodriguez to Tour Phase 1, Segments 2 & 3 Construction Site

What: Media is invited to join Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Bexar County Precinct 2 Commissioner Justin Rodriguez as they get a walking tour of the construction progress on the second and third segments of Phase 1 of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park.

The second and third segments of Phase 1, which stretch from Houston Street to Caesar Chavez Blvd, are scheduled to be complete mid-October 2022. The second segment will include the much-anticipated community gathering space around the preserved historic foundations of the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Klemke/Menger Soap Factory, and the Alamo Ice and Brewing Company located at the corner of Houston Street and Camaron Street.

Other key features of the two segments include five new bridges, a five-panel ceramic tile mural, a 250-foot water fall and interactive sculpture, public restrooms, a second flood control gate, and direct trail access from Texas Public Radio and UTSA’s future School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center.

San Pedro Creek Culture Park is a linear park in the heart of downtown designed for the enjoyment of the community. Since its opening in May 2018, San Pedro Creek Culture Park has established itself as an urban event space, hosting a variety of free family friendly events. The completed portion of San Pedro Creek Culture Park spans four blocks from the flood tunnel inlet at N. Santa Rosa Street to Houston Street.

When/Where: 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 10 211 S. Flores (Bexar County Parking Garage) Park in the Bexar County Parking garage. There will be parking reserved for media. Then, walk across to the construction site entrance on Nueva Street (see map). You will receive a parking validation ticket at that time.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Media must wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Each member of the media will be given a hard hat and construction safety vest prior to the tour. Women are advised to wear tennis shoes instead of flats, no heels are allowed on site during the construction tour.

VISUALS: Media will be escorted down into the creek channel to get birds-eye angles from inside the creek channel.

Who:

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff

Bexar County Precinct 2 Commissioner Justin Rodriguez

San Antonio River Authority General Manager Derek Boese

San Antonio River Authority Board Chairman Jim Campbell

San Antonio River Authority Project Manager Christine Clayton

San Antonio River Authority Public Art Curator Carrie Brown

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