San Pedro Creek Culture Park project wraps up first phase

Phase one of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park is finally complete after the construction of its latest segment.

San Pedro Creek

The project wrapped up its first phase after its debut four years ago.

Photo via San Pedro Creek Culture Park, Robin Jerstad

The San Pedro Creek Culture Park hit a major milestone today as the project celebrates the completion of its first phase — four years after its debut on May 5, 2018.

To commemorate this achievement, the San Antonio River Authority and Bexar County will host a weekend of celebrations, including a lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. today, Fri., Oct. 14.

⚒️ The 411 on the latest 210 project

The SPCCP is an ongoing linear park project that aims to restore the natural beauty of San Antonio’s downtown area and create an ideal green space for visitors.

The four-phase project is a joint effort between the San Antonio River Authority, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County. Once finalized, the park will span 2.2 miles and connect visitors to many spots throughout downtown, making it a walkable area for people to enjoy.

Construction of the second and third segments are underway, with more development announcements expected in the near future.

💸 Economic impact

Upon completion, the San Pedro Creek Culture Park is expected to generate $1.5 billion in economic impact. This will be done by creating:

  • 2,100 new housing units
  • 1,428 new downtown employees
  • 7,300 new downtown residents
  • 150 percent increase in new property value
  • $227 million in ad valorem tax revenues

✨ What’s new

The new segments span from W. Houston Street to E. César E. Chavez Boulevard. New art pieces will adorn the creek, including “STREAM"— a 250-ft-long waterfall.

There are many new + exciting features for visitors to enjoy, including an outdoor mural gallery highlighting the history of the creek, trails, and green spaces for lounging and picnics.

Visitors at this weekend’s celebrations can expect light shows, musical and dance performances, historical guided tours, local vendors + art discussions beginning today at 6 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 15 from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.

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