Travis Park

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Travis Park
Travis Park is located in Texas
Travis Park
Travis Park
Type Public City Park
Location 301 E. Travis
San Antonio, Texas
Coordinates 29°25′41″N 98°29′21″W / 29.42806°N 98.48917°W / 29.42806; -98.48917Coordinates: 29°25′41″N 98°29′21″W / 29.42806°N 98.48917°W / 29.42806; -98.48917
Area 2.6 acres (0.011 km2)
Created 1870
Operated by City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation
Open Sunday-Saturday: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Travis Park is located in the Bexar County city of San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas. The park was once part of the original Alamo Mission in San Antonio at its current location, and is situated across the street from the Saint Anthony Hotel.[1] Francisco Garcia purchased the land in 1819. In 1851, the land was acquired by Samuel Augustus Maverick. Upon his deathin 1870, Maverick deeded the property to the city of San Antonio, which originally named it Travis Plaza, in honor of Alamo commandant William Barret Travis. In 1953, Maverick's granddaughter Rena Maverick Green spearheaded the San Antonio Conservation Society's successful campaign to save the facility from having an underground parking lot built beneath it.[2] Many improvements have been made to the park over the years, through the generous donations of time and money from public entities and private individuals. The site currently hosts an annual outdoor jazz festival.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patoski, Joe Nick (November 1985). "Eat and Run". Texas Monthly: 208. 
  2. ^ Fisher, Lewis F. (1996). Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage. Texas Tech University Press. pp. 261–282. ISBN 978-0-8967-2372-6. 
  3. ^ "Travis Park". San Antonio Parks and Recreation. Retrieved September 13, 2012.