Acequia Park

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Acequia Park
Aqueduct at Mission San Juan. (12328623385).jpg
San Juan Aqueduct c. 1892
Acequia Park is located in Texas
Acequia Park
Acequia Park
Acequia Park is located in the United States
Acequia Park
Acequia Park
TypePublic City Park
Location8500 Mission Parkway,
San Antonio, Texas
Coordinates29°20′12″N 98°27′55″W / 29.33667°N 98.46528°W / 29.33667; -98.46528Coordinates: 29°20′12″N 98°27′55″W / 29.33667°N 98.46528°W / 29.33667; -98.46528
Area72.52 acres (0.2935 km2)
Created1975
Owned bySan Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Operated byCity of San Antonio Parks and Recreation
OpenSunday-Saturday: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.
San Juan Dam and Acequia System
Part ofSan Antonio Missions National Historical Park (#78003147[1])
Designated CPFebruary 20, 1983[2]

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.[3] 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]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Acequia Park". San Antonio Conservation Society. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Acequia Park". City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation. Retrieved October 17, 2018.

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Media related to Aqueduct at Mission San Juan at Wikimedia Commons