San Pedro Creek Culture Park Adds to San Antonio's Waterfront Amenities

The new San Pedro Creek Culture Park is being touted as a celebration of Latinx culture.
May 16, 2018, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The first part of phase 1 of the San Pedro Creek redevelopment in San Antonio, Texas, is now open to the public, and the waterway’s rejuvenation has been touted as a celebration of Latino culture in the city," according to an article by Jonathan Hilburg.

San Pedro Creek was formerly not much more than concrete drainage ditch. With Phase 1 complete, a 2,200-foot-long stretch of the creek has been dubbed the San Pedro Creek Culture Park. The new park is only the first phase in an eventual restoration of 2.2 miles of the creek through San Antonio.

"The opening of the first phase on May 5 coincided with the 300th anniversary of San Antonio and was commemorated by the unveiling of Rain from the Heavens, a public art installation cut on stainless steel panels depicting what the stars looked like that night in 1718," adds Hilburg.

The article includes more details about the planning and design decisions made by San Antonio-based designer Muñoz and Company. The second phase pf the project is expected to be complete by 2020.

Flyover of San Pedro Creek from Architect's Newspaper on Vimeo.

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Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in The Architects Newspaper
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