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The Center City Development and Operations Department offers various educational opportunities and placemaking initiatives for those interested in learning more about the growth and opportunities within our center city. 

If you would like to request that Center City present to your group on the investment, growth and exciting happenings in center city, please call 210.207.1041.

Travis Park

Travis Park Map

Travis Park is one of the oldest municipal parks in the United States. 

Since 1870, the 2.6-acre park has held concerts, hosted community gatherings, and served as a green oasis in the middle of a bustling downtown San Antonio. 

Today, the park is an urban destination that embraces its past and yet feels contemporary and dynamic at the same time. 

Come and see the new Travis Park!

If you have any questions or feedback, please call 210.207.7819 or email Jennifer Fraga.

  • Games Kiosk: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Food Truck: Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

For a list of upcoming events visit the Travis Park website and Facebook page.


OPEN is an initiative of the Center City Development and Operations Department (CCDO) in partnership with property owners and retailers to offer local entrepreneurs a no-cost short-term lease in vacant downtown properties. 

The program activates vacant properties by introducing new, creative, and temporary retail locations with visual aesthetic. 

OPEN creates an environment that engages customers and authenticates downtown as a vibrant urban space, ready for long-term investment.

“OPEN has received attention from cities around the country looking for innovative ways to revitalize their urban cores” –Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager

For more information, visit OPEN San Antonio

Public Art Display Unveiled on Houston Street Parking Garage

Students from UTSA CACP joined District 1 Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, CCDO, the AIA San Antonio Chapter and Centro San Antonio to unveil a public art installation on the Houston Street Parking Garage.

Students from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP) joined District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, the Center City Development & Operations Department (CCDO), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Antonio Chapter and Centro San Antonio to unveil a public art installation on the Houston Street Parking Garage located at 240 E. Houston Street.

The UTSA artwork is the second of two student installations displayed as a part of the "Architecture That Engages” design program. Each student design team is responsible for designing, fabricating, installing and dismantling a unique architectural piece that engages the community and showcases architecture as public art. The project is sponsored by the City of San Antonio, the AIA San Antonio Chapter and Centro San Antonio. The first installation, completed by San Antonio College students, was unveiled on the Houston Street Garage in fall 2015.

The project, entitled Morf, is inspired by San Antonio’s progression into a modern, innovative city that keeps true to its heritage. This initiative is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to enhance the downtown parking experience. The project will be on display through fall 2016 on the City-owned Houston Street Garage.

CCDO receives 2016 Downtown Merit Award from the International Downtown Association for Public Art to Activate Downtown

public art collage

During its 62nd Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Atlanta, the International Downtown Association recognized CCDO with a Certificate of Merit award for its Public Art to Activate Downtown initiative. Creative collaboration with City departments, local universities and private organizations resulted in public art projects  integrated into everyday places  that created more enjoyable public spaces.

The initiative will be continued with support from local efforts of artists, community groups, partner organizations and outside agencies to express the vibrancy and diversity of our community through public art. As other city policies and incentives attract developers and investors to downtown, public art will continue to play its role in bringing people together and strengthening connections between people and the public places they share.