San Antonio River Improvements - Mission Reach
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio River Authority
May 2007 - May 2009, February 2010 - September 2013
With the completion of the Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project in October 2014, the San Antonio River has gained a new piece of history that adds to San Antonio’s storied culture and quality of life.
The multi-year, eight-mile project transformed the south end of the San Antonio River into a woodland ecosystem with a myriad of recreational opportunities. This unique project, managed by the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and executed by Zachry, is the product of a long-standing business relationship between the two entities.
The City of San Antonio, Bexar County, SARA, the San Antonio River Foundation, the San Antonio River Improvements Project and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funded combined projects valued at more than $250 million.
The Mission Reach project created pool-riffle-run sequences (to aid the river flow), reintroduced native plants, enhanced the aquatic habitat and reconnected Missions Concepción and Espada. It also created new recreational attractions, including fishing piers, canoe/kayak chutes, and hike and bike trails.