Starting in 2006 the City of San Antonio, under the leadership of Mayor Howard Peek, set out to create linear parkways along Salado, Medina and Leon Creeks. Given its status as a major metropolitan city, San Antonio was woefully lacking when it came to hike and bike trails. Unlike contained city parks, which are certainly wonderful features in any city, the Greenway system connects neighborhoods, promotes healthful activities, and offers citizens a chance to engage nature in a deeper way.
In cooperation with the City Parks & Recreation Department, the owners of Los Patios negotiated a careful and mutually beneficial agreement allowing the Salado Creek Greenway to be situated, in part, across our property. With forty years of history as one of San Antonio’s most natural destinations, we thought partnering with the city on the Greenway was a great way to share the beauty of Los Patios with others. Initially, our segment will begin at our front entrance on Loop 410 and continue to Ladybird Johnson Park about 1.2 miles to our north. In 2011, the trail will be completed to Mcallister Park with eventual connections beyond!