The Westside Creeks Restoration Project Conceptual Plan contains a community-based planning vision overseen by a twenty-two member citizen oversight committee with input from over 400 people that participated in three community workshops and a week-long Stakeholders’ Workshop. The plan established a vision and priorities for the restoration of Alazán, Apache, Martínez, and San Pedro Creeks.
These workshops included maps of each of the creeks and encouraged participants to identify opportunities for amenities such as parks, hike and bike trails, and recreational amenities along the Westside Creeks. Children also participated in the visioning process through games and activities including a Crawdad Touch Tank, drawing activities, and a trivia scavenger hunt. The plan was completed and approved by the San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors in June 2011.
Based upon the Concept Plan’s vision, Bexar County, City of San Antonio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the San Antonio River Authority have invested in additional studies to advance and implement the vision established in the Concept Plan.