Acequia Park

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Acequia Park
Acequia Park is located in Texas
Acequia Park
Acequia Park
Type Public City Park
Location 8500 Mission Parkway
San Antonio, Texas
Coordinates 29°20′12″N 98°27′54.6″W / 29.33667°N 98.465167°W / 29.33667; -98.465167Coordinates: 29°20′12″N 98°27′54.6″W / 29.33667°N 98.465167°W / 29.33667; -98.465167
Area 72.52 acres (0.2935 km2)
Created 1975
Operated by City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation
Open Sunday-Saturday: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Acequia Park is located in the Bexar County city of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas. There are picnic tables and restrooms, but alcohol is not allowed in the park.[1] The origins of the park date back to Spanish missionaries, who worked with mission Indians to create a water system sourced by the San Antonio River. The San Antonio Conservation Society (SACS) purchased much of this acreage in 1957 to preserve the area's environment. Because the San Antonio River Authority planned to reconfigure the river channel, SACS joined local land owners in filing a successful water rights and water flow lawsuit against the Authority. In 1975, SACS deeded the property to the City of San Antonio with the stipulation that it be used as a public park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acequia Park". City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Acequia Park". San Antonio Conservation Society. Retrieved September 18, 2012.