Great news for outdoor enthusiasts! Brooks Campus is now connected to the San Antonio River. Thanks to a collaboration between Bexar County and the San Antonio River Authority, the expansion which is roughly a quarter mile long, connects to existing walking trails along the San Antonio River at Mission Reach. It is located at the southern end of The Greenline. A 10-foot-wide mixed-use sidewalk, a 43-foot-long tunnel beneath the Union Pacific Railroad line, landscaping, drainage structures, and shaded congregation areas are among the features of the extension!
The connection begins on Old Corpus Christi Road, just outside Brooks’ campus, and runs all the way to the Acequia Trail. There are public restrooms, a water fountain, a parking path connector, and a security station available at this location. To the south, the San Juan Mission is only an 11-minute bike ride, while to the north, Hot Wells is only a 15-minute bike ride.
“We are reconnecting areas of our city by creating an inviting, shared public space for all to use,” said Jim Campbell, Chairman of the Brooks Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the San Antonio River Authority Board. “When people gather and enjoy these amenities, we hope that stewardship of place and community trust is built. Our goal is to create spaces that attract diversity, enhance the resiliency of neighborhoods, and deliver economic value in ways that benefit the community and small businesses.”
About Brooks Campus & Greenline Park
The Greenline Park opened in 2018. 1.5 miles of lit hike, bike, and jogging trails, a fitness station, play structure, food truck court, one large and three small pavilions, two bathroom buildings, areas for outdoor activities, Wi-Fi access, six plazas, and a fully stocked pond.
The Greenline, with its 43 acres of green space, is the place to be for residents who want to ride, walk their dogs, grill, and attend events organized in the park. The Greenline’s connection to downtown provides greater options for South side residents to enjoy San Antonio’s attractions while also offering opportunity and access to the Brooks region.
Because of its significant concentration of people and jobs in a mixed-use area, Brooks has been designated as one of SA Tomorrow’s Regional Activity Centers. Brooks now has easy access to almost 15 miles of walking, running, and bicycling paths that stretch from the historic missions to downtown, The Pearl, and up to Brackenridge Park and the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk.
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