The story of San Antonio begins with the river, the life-giving heart of our heritage and culture. The San Antonio River meanders past four Spanish missions built in the founding years of our city nearly three centuries ago. Today, that eight-mile section of the river, which extends south of downtown from Lone Star Boulevard to Mission Espada, is called the Mission Reach.
The San Antonio River Foundation’s goal is to transform the Mission Reach by adding educational and recreational opportunities and artistic strokes to the environmental restoration underway by the River Improvements Project. Beautiful and inspiring public art, pedestrian bridges, and art benches to add attractive new appeal to the area.
If your classroom or organization is interested in learning more about the Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) has developed a presentation about this project for schools, churches, civic groups, neighborhood associations and other community organizations. To learn more about this free service or to schedule a presentation, please contact Carrie Merson, SARA's Education Specialist, at (210) 227-1373.
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