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San Pedro Creek Culture Park

The sequence starts from the symbolic birth of water in the Foundation Plaza to its numerous waterfalls, ponds, and irrigation ditches.

Client
San Antonio River Authority / Bexar County
Collaboration
Landscape Architecture: Mario Schjetnan - Grupo de Diseño Urbano
Master Plan and Executive Development: Alta Architects, formerly Muñoz and Company
The San Pedro Creek Culture Park project consists of a linear park along the old creek that runs through the historic center of San Antonio, Texas.The original channel of the creek reflects the origins of the city and the different cultures that have played a role in its development. The project’s main theme is manifested in the use of water manipulated in various forms, spaces, and places: ecological features such as wetlands and riparian areas; bodies of water, including water mirrors and waterfalls; and archaeological remains that recover the site’s memory.The sequence starts from the symbolic birth of water in the Foundation Plaza to its numerous waterfalls, ponds, and irrigation ditches. The sequence starts from the symbolic birth of water in the Foundation Plaza to its numerous waterfalls, ponds, and irrigation ditches. It also includes a sequence of routes: squares, viewpoints, areas to interact with the water, and especially an outdoor event space in the city center. Local artists’ murals are installed throughout the route, evoking and recalling the history of San Antonio and some of its key figures.The sequence starts from the symbolic birth of water in the Foundation Plaza to its numerous waterfalls, ponds, and irrigation ditches.