SMGA is happy to announce the addition of a seventh natural area to the San Marcos Greenbelt. Known for years simply as the Buie Tract, these roughly 94 acres have been renamed River Recharge Natural Area (RReNA), due to the many karst features on the property.

Located at the north end of Bishop Street, a small portion of RReNA was initially intended to be developed as a private park for the Franklin Square neighborhood. But in the fall of 2021, the Franklin Square HOA donated that five acres to the City of San Marcos to be used as public parkland. This land is now the entrance to RReNA.

Read more from Susan Hanson with the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance here.