Pearsall Park, located in Southwest San Antonio along the east side of Old Pearsall Road between loop 410 and SW Military Drive, is about to double in size. District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña and City Council unanimously voted today to acquire an additional 268 acres immediately adjacent to Pearsall Park creating one of the largest parks in the City.
An update to the Pearsall Park Master Plan is currently being finalized from input that was gathered through a public meeting in which more than 100 District 4 residents participated. Some of what community members envisioned included: a family fun zone with a splash pad, a BMX track, a 5K and 10K running trail, a CrossFit park, hike and bike trails, sports fields, parking and many other recreational amenities.
“This park represents the wishes and aspirations of District 4 residents who have waited far too long for a transformation of one of its most expansive greenspace assets,” said Councilman Saldaña.
The land acquisition and update to the Pearsall Park Master Plan will create San Antonio's newest regional park and will transform the former Pearsall Landfill from a dump to a destination.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to expand this important park on the City’s south side,” says Parks and Recreation Department Director Xavier Urrutia. “We look forward to this signature project which will position Pearsall Park as a premier destination for families and individuals from across our community.”
Funding for the land acquisition was made possible from previously authorized Certificates of Obligation and Tax Notes. The master plan update and park improvements are funded through the 2012 Bond Program, which allocated $7,500,000 for general park improvements to Pearsall Park consistent with the park’s Master Plan.
Residents in the area can learn more about the project by visiting the Capital Improvements Management Services Department at sanantonio.gov/cims
or at facebook.com/SanAntonioCIMS