Who we are. Our mission.
Bienvenidos! Welcome! The Westside Creeks Project is a community-based creek restoration effort started in 2008 by the San Antonio River Authority. Its mission is: 1) to develop and advance planning concepts for restoring the environmental condition of the Alazán, Apache, Martínez, and San Pedro Creeks, 2) to enhance or maintain the current flood control components of these creeks, and 3) to provide increased opportunities for community enjoyment.
The project’s focus is to restore 14 miles of creekways that were channelized as part of a 1954 federal flood control project known as the San Antonio Channel Improvement Project. The vision established as part of a lengthy public process is to restore the creeks in such a way that sustains and enriches life, improves water quality and the ecosystem, provides for public gathering places and recreational uses, promotes cultural and historical awareness, incorporates public art, is self-sustaining requiring low maintenance, and connects to neighborhoods and businesses.