Friedrich Wilderness Park
|Friedrich Wilderness Park|
|Type||Public City Park|
|Location||San Antonio, TX|
|Area||633 acres (2.56 km2)|
|Created||August 31, 1978|
|Operated by||City of San Antonio Department of Parks and Recreation|
|Open||Every day (except Christmas & New Year's)|
Friedrich Wilderness Park lies at the southern end of the Texas Hill Country. The park is hilly due to its location on the Balcones escarpment that separates the Texas Hill Country from the flat South Texas region.
Norma Friedrich Ward donated 180 acres (0.73 km2) of land to San Antonio, Texas, for use as a public park. Additional land was donated by Wilbur Matthews and Glen Martin. The park was developed with monies from Ms Ward and a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park opened in 1978.
The park is in the transition zone between the flat South Texas region and the Texas Hill Country. The parking lot is at 1,140 feet (350 m) elevation above sea level and 500 feet (150 m) above the San Antonio River in Downtown San Antonio.
The highest hill in the park is 285 feet (87 m) higher (1425 feet above sea level). The skyscrapers of Downtown San Antonio can be seen from the highest points in the park.