Westside Creeks Linear Creekway Trails Phase Two:
The City of San Antonio and San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) are working together to construct trails along the Westside Creeks; Alazán, Apache, Martinez, Zarzamora and San Pedro Creeks. The San Antonio River Authority serves as the project manager with the City providing funding
for the project through the City of San Antonio Parks Development and Expansion Venue Project Proposition 2 which was approved by voters on May 9, 2015. The linear creekway hike and bike trails improvements are intended to compliment the Westside Creeks Restoration Project, which is focused on environmental restoration and public enhancement of the Alazán, Apache, and Martinez and San Pedro creeks.
The Alazán Creek trail improvements begin at Lombrano Street and extend to the confluence with Apache Creek just north of S. Laredo Street. This added amenity provides for safe pedestrian passage all the way to the San Pedro Creek trail which connects to the Mission Reach. The trail will complete the connection between Woodlawn Lake Park and the Mission
The Martinez Creek trail improvements begin at Cincinnati and extend to the confluence with the Alazán Creek trail at the City of San Antonio’s Mario Farias Park. This trail provides connections to the VIA Metropolitan Primo bus line serving the Medical Center and Downtown. Along Cincinnati, a striped bike lane connects to Woodlawn Lake Park and onto St. Mary’s
The Zarzamora Creek trail improvements will extend from Elmendorf Lake Park west to Alderete Park just south of St. Mary’s University. The trail is reaching further into the Westside community providing additional connections to Downtown through the trail system along the San Antonio River. This system will provide connections from west San Antonio to Brackenridge Park, Downtown, and the historic Missions.
Westside Creeks Linear Creekway Trails Phase One:
The City of San Antonio Parks Development and Expansion Venue Project Proposition 2, which was approved by voters on November 2, 2010, will provide funding for Westside Creeks hike and bike trails, including Apache Creek which is adjacent to Elmendorf Lake Park. Allocation of funding to Westside Creeks hike and bike trail projects was supported through resolutions approved by the Parks and Recreation Board and Creekways Advisory Board in 2011.
The City of San Antonio and San Antonio River Authority are working together to design and construct the project. The San Antonio River Authority serves as the project manager with the City providing funding for the project. The team of Terra Design Group and Arcadis will lead the effort through the completion of design.
The Westside Creeks hike and bike trail improvements are intended to complement SARA's Westside Creeks Restoration Project, which is focused on environmental restoration and public enhancement of the Alazán, Apache, and Martinez and San Pedro creeks. These creeks were channelized as part of a federal flood control project in the 1950s. Under the direction and funding of SARA, the Westside Creeks Restoration Oversight Committee (WCROC) has initiated the Westside Creeks Restoration Project plan with goals including environmental enhancements, flood control improvements, bank stabilization, erosion control, water quality enhancement, and creating and retaining of habitat for fish and area wildlife. The goals also include development of recreational amenities specifically including hike and bike trails which will build on the existing City-wide trails network.
The project includes the construction of Hike and Bike trails along Apache Creek from 19th Street to San Pedro Creek, San Pedro Creek from Apache Creek to the San Antonio River, Alazán Creek from Woodlawn Lake to Lombrano Street, and Martinez Creek from Fredericksburg Road to Cincinnati Avenue.
Trails 1A (Martinez & Alazán)
- March 2013 – May 2014: Design Phase *
- June 2015 – January 2016: Construction Phase *
Trails 1B (Apache downstream of Elmendorf Lake)
- March 2013 – May 2014: Design Phase *
- June 2015 – March 2016: Construction Phase *
** Tentative Date