Bexar County Commissioner Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez is lobbying his colleagues on the Commissioners Court to include $1.2 million in next year’s County budget for Confluence Park, a “living classroom” that broke ground Wednesday morning in his Southside precinct on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River.
“It might be coming,” Rodriguez told the large crowd gathered on the empty lot at 310 W. Mitchell St. where the $10 million, three-acre park will be built. “We’re working on another vote.”
The Commission has five members and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff is already on board. The park, initiated and managed by the San Antonio River Foundation, is located near the confluence of the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek. Bexar County contributed $196.3 million towards the massive $271.4 million Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project that was completed in October 2013 and $125 million towards the $175 million San Pedro Creek Improvements Project that will break ground this summer… Read more from the Rivard Report