SA Zoo posts photo of 'mysterious' creature, after Amarillo's 'chupacabra' post
On Sunday, the San Antonio zoo posted a picture of a "mysterious" creature roaming Brackenridge Park. This comes days after the City of Amarillo published a tweet about a recent "Unidentified Amarillo Object" late-night sighting at the Amarillo Zoo.lmtonline.com
‘Strange creature’ caught wandering Brackenridge Park after Amarillo mystery, SA Zoo says
Shortly after the “Unidentified Amarillo Object” was spotted in the Texas panhandle, the San Antonio Zoo says it also needs the public’s help in identifying a “mysterious figure” caught wandering Brackenridge Park.
District 2 councilman wants his half of ‘Brack’ back in redistricting plan
Brackenridge Park is currently split between District 1 and District 2 along East Mulberry Avenue, but the proposed map would place it entirely within District 1 by removing the only two precincts in the district that are fully to the west of Broadway Avenue.
$25M request down to $5M: Brackenridge Park Conservancy wants council to increase bond money for Sunken Garden Theater
The conservancy is pushing for a $62 million overhaul of the 1930s-era, city-owned theater, located next to the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park. Plans include new facilities, professional lighting and sound systems, and a sweeping roof that covers the stage and expanded seating area.
San Antonio families return to parks for Easter traditions
Hundreds of San Antonio families took another step toward normalcy this Easter weekend as they celebrated in city parks, which were once again open for the holiday weekend - unlike in 2020. However, for the second year in a row, neither the city or county permitted camping.
5 parks around San Antonio to visit this spring
San Antonio – Spring is here and it is time to get outside, but you don’t have to go far to enjoy the great outdoors. These 5 San Antonio area parks are great spots to enjoy the weather before the summer heat arrives. Brackenridge Park - The park is home to a stretch of the San Antonio River, the Japanese Tea Garden, Sunken Garden Theater, the San Antonio Zoo, Lambert Beach and Tony “Skipper” Martinez ball fields. Hemisfair Park - Hemisfair is a community with residences, local businesses and three public parks in the heart of San Antonio. To learn more about these parks as well as other parks to visit around the city, head to the San Antonio Parks & Recreation website.
San Antonians have a chance to drive through Brackenridge Park's low-water crossing this week
click to enlarge Courtesy of Brackenridge Park ConservancyThe Low Water Crossing at Brackenridge Park is usually closed to vehicular traffic. Tickets are $350, and include two meals. Tickets and additional information are available at the"The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is excited to celebrate the legacy of Brackenridge Park,” Lynn Osborne Bobbitt, executive director of Brackenridge Park Conservancy, said in a release. “This immersive driving experience will allow guests and their families to drive through closed parts of the park, reminiscing on past park days and creating new ones.”Tickets are $350, and include two meals. Tickets and additional information are available at the Brackenridge Park Conservancy's websiteSan Antonians can enjoy live music, great food and local history from the comfort of their cars at this year's Brackenridge Park Conservancy fundraiser, "A Promenade Through the Park.sacurrent.com
Snow left 'devastating' impact on plants at Witte, city's parks
The city's parks and recreation department and other green areas like the Witte museum, which borders Brackenridge Park, are still accessing the damages to their plant life caused by the devastating winter weather. At the Witte, chief of operations Brady Haynes told MySA.com the freezing temperatures left a "devastating impact" on all of its programmed landscaping. Haynes said the severe storm killed plants and landscaping that had been recently installed in 2017. If plants grow back, the team will reassess and replant with severe temperatures and native plants in mind, such as cactus, mountain laurel, Yaupon Holly, Yuccas, Rosemary, native grasses. "Our focus will continue to be creating holistic ecosystems with native plant diversity along the bioswales, adventure walkways, and along the beautiful San Antonio River," Haynes said.mysanantonio.com
100 years after the 19th Amendment: Mary Eleanor Brackenridge
SAN ANTONIO – As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, did you know that San Antonio’s own Mary Eleanor Brackenridge was the first woman to register to vote in Bexar County? A leader in Texas suffrage organizations, Brackenridge was considered a “late bloomer” when it came to activism. She was in her 70s when she published a pamphlet called, “The Legal Status of Women in Texas” and worked hard to revive the Texas Woman Suffrage Association. Because of Brackenridge’s tireless efforts in the suffrage movement, Texas was the first southern state to give women the right to vote and became the ninth state in the union to ratify the 19th Amendment. If the Brackenridge name sounds familiar – her brother, also a philanthropist, donated the land that is now known as Brackenridge Park.
Commission Delays Vote on Garage Signage as Conservancy, Zoo Clash
While the new parking garage in Brackenridge Park has been open since October, the finishing touches signage and other design features are the subject of a dispute between the San Antonio Zoo and the Brackenridge Park Conservancy. The conservancy contends the signage gives undue prominence to the zoo over Brackenridge Park as a whole. The proposed signage on the San Antonio Zoo parking garage. While it is art, it is not public art in the technical sense of the term, Miller clarified during the meeting on Wednesday. It is not funded [through a public art fund or] required to go through the public art board.The garage enhancement is not public art, a Zoo spokesperson said in an email Tuesday.therivardreport.com
San Antonio Zoo hopes temporary traffic pattern eases spring break jams in the area
San Antonio Zoo hopes temporary traffic pattern eases spring break jams in the areaIn an effort to ease the traffic problems around Brackenridge Park for spring break, the San Antonio Zoo and the city have created a new traffic plan for the area. In an effort to ease the traffic problems around Brackenridge Park for spring break, the San Antonio Zoo and the city have created a new traffic plan for the area. Photo: San Antonio Zoo Photo: San Antonio Zoo Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close San Antonio Zoo hopes temporary traffic pattern eases spring break jams in the area 1 / 29 Back to GalleryIn an effort to ease vehicle congestion around Brackenridge Park during spring break, the San Antonio Zoo and the city have created a new traffic plan for the area. This is one of many efforts from the zoo to help ease the traffic buildup that occurs in the area, especially during spring break. For us, the guest experience begins on the drive to the zoo, and we want that experience to be stress-free and as easy as possible, said Ash Harris, Vice President of Guest Experience at San Antonio Zoo.mysanantonio.com
New Wildlife-Themed Starbucks Opening at the San Antonio Zoo
After months of renovations, a new, wildlife-themed Starbucks will open at 3910 N. St. Mary's on Monday, March 2.The building, which previously housed the Train Caf near the entrance of the San Antonio Zoo, has been transformed into a full-service shop that will serve both visitors and the public.Starbucks will celebrate the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 10 a.m., providing free, reusable zoo mugs to the first 100 guests. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
City Tries Again to Drain San Antonio River at Brackenridge Park
Crews are working to drain a section of the San Antonio River at Brackenridge Park for the second time in two years to work on an aging section of river wall. Like other sections of the river downtown, the stretch at Lambert Beach is lined with a concrete channel, Pennell said. Steps leading from the historic pump house to Lamber Beach at the San Antonio River. The Conservation Society of San Antonio also contributed $300,000 over three years for work on the pump house. The City had water removed from a small section of the river under the 1877 pumphouse last summer, Pennell said.therivardreport.com
Thinking of moving to Broadway Street? Check out these fun attractions
If you're looking to move close to downtown and still want that suburb community, Broadway Street offers great attractions for families and couples of all ages. Some places to visit on Broadway Street and close to the San Antonio staple are The DoSeum, Historic Pearl Brewers, the Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo and Brackenridge Park. Historic Pearl BreweryThe Pearl has easily become one of the most popular destinations in San Antonio for both locals and tourists. The San Antonio Zoo offers activities for kids featuring giraffe feeding, a zoo train, Lory Landing, a flamingo mingle and a behind the scenes experience with tortoises and hippos. If you're looking for a sit-down restaurant with your family on Broadway Street, Good Time Charlie's has been a staple on Broadway Street for 40 years.
Camping and family fun at Brackenridge Park-
SAN ANTONIO - Brackenridge ParkBrackenridge Park is centrally located at the heart of San Antonio and is rich with history. The park also offers many different activities for a fun family outing! There are also many places surrounding the park perfect for people of all ages including the Japanese Tea Gardens, the San Antonio Zoo, the Witte Museum and the Sunken Garden Theater. To avoid the stresses of outdoor camping and for a great opportunity to get the family out and about, enjoy a day at Brackenridge Park and be sure to visit the other nearby San Antonio attractions! Brackenridge Park is located at 3700 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212.
Brackenridge Park features oldest industrial building in Bexar County
With its hundreds of acres of beautiful trees, pavilions and walking trails, Brackenridge Park has been a part of San Antonios scenery for more than a century. George Washington Brackenridge founded the historic park, located below the headwaters of the San Antonio River, in 1899. He donated the first 199 acres that essentially runs from Hildebrand to Josephine where the tunnel inlet begins with the San Antonio River, said Lynn Osborne Bobbitt, Brackenridge Park Conservancy executive director. Brackenridge built another pump house that was used by Gutzon Borglum, the artist who designed Mount Rushmore. The Brackenridge Park Conservancy has worked to preserve and enhance the park and to build future memories for San Antonio residents.