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Plan for New, Beautiful Confluence Park in San Antonio Revealed

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Soon, 310 W. Mitchell Street in San Antonio, Texas will morph into a park worth $13 million. In the Mission Concepcion area, this new city park will “transform a former Southside industrial laydown yard into a unique, interactive learning and recreational space. The park will include an educational pavilion, a large scale water catchment system, ecotype demonstration areas and an inviting gateway to hiking and biking trails along the Historic Mission Reach portion of the San Antonio River,” the San Antonio River Foundation website reads.

Photo mock-ups of the site show that huge pieces of public art will transform the space into a memorable and meaningful park, and the structures will even collect rainwater. MySA.com writes that the park will also have 17 rescued live oak trees around an area for students to learn about ecology. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new park took place back in May, but the site won’t be ready for visitors until next year.

If you want to be among the first Texans to walk around the pristine Confluence Park, come to the Grand Unveiling on January 17th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. That night, a benefit concert will take place at the Majestic Theatre featuring Pink Martini. Tickets are on sale now.