Join Trinity Univresity's women's soccer in the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Soccer Championship game.
Hosted by San Antonio Sports and sponsored by HEB and, the 35th annual All-Star football game brings together players from across the city in the yearly battle of East vs. West. This will be the first year the All-Star game will be held at the Alamodome as high school athletes hope to prove their talent in front of college scouts before National Signing Day.
San Antonio’s “Central Park,” Brackenridge served as a Confederate tannery, stone quarry, and a key part of the city’s waterworks before the heart of it was deeded to the city by George Brackenridge in 1899. The park is home to lofty tree canopies, the San Antonio River’s headwaters, bicycle trails, bits and pieces of the old Spanish acequias, and an assortment of excellent day-trip options such as the San Antonio Zoo, the recently restored Japanese Tea Garden, a golf course, and playground, as well as being sited just downhill from the San Antonio Botanical Garden to the East. The Witte Museum, with its kid-friendly historic and hands-on exhibitions, is located adjacent to the park, too.
Eisenhower Park, south of Camp Bullis on Northwest Military Drive, is a 320-acre natural area that provides excellent examples of Texas Hill Country landscapes, including wooded dry creek beds and rocky canyons. The park is popular among hikers, joggers, and nature observers, offering five miles of both paved and natural surface trails, but is for pedestrians only. A wooden observation tower offers a view of surrounding landscapes and the San Antonio skyline, while picnic tables, barbecue pits, restrooms, and a playground cater to families.
Roughly 600 acres on the northwest side of San Antonio with great trails of all ability levels and inclines. Nice overlooks. A string of good hiking parks on this side of town, including Crownridge and Government Canyon, have been preserved to help protect the recharge area for the Edwards Aquifer, San Antonio’s main drinking-water source.
Built over the mostly scraped remains of an historic working-class neighborhood for the 1968 World’s Fair (catalyzing SA’s conservation movement), the 15 acres of Hemisfair Park, linked to the popular River Walk, is now teeming with attractions. From the Tower of the Americas it is an easy walk to prime picnic spots, a children’s playground, and soothing water effects, as well as the Instítuto de México, the Institute of Texan Cultures, a children’s playground, the Convention Center, and Southtown’s many restaurants, bars, and art spaces. Soon to be “improved” by the City, so enjoy its current tranquility while you can.
Home to the popular Alva Jo Fischer softball complex and the Hamilton Community Center, Lady Bird Johnson Park is also the site of San Antonio’s first skate park/pool facility combo. The skate park includes a 7,000-square-foot bowl that ranges from 5 to 9 feet deep, an 1,800-square-foot deck, a 5-foot quarter-pipe ramp, and a 5-foot bun pyramid. Entry into both the pool and skate area is free, and visitors often utilize both facilities during the same visit in the summer months. LBJ also features basketball and tennis courts, grassy sports fields, and a hiking trail.
One of San Antonio’s largest and most popular city parks, McAllister features the city’s only official dog park (for now; keep an eye on Madison Square Park downtown), an extensive network of over 25 miles of trails, both paved and unpaved, and is a favorite of hiking, biking, and running enthusiasts, in addition to extreme-sports gurus. The wooded northside park is characterized by trees, rocky trails, logs, and natural surfaces, and native animals such as deer are easily observable in their natural environments. McAllister is extremely spread out and never overcrowded. Athletic fields and picnic spots dot the expansive landscape.
Located between Martin Luther King Academy and the MLK Freedom Bridge, MLK Park is a recreation area adjacent to the Eastside Branch Boys & Girls Club. The park features basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, a softball field, three pavilions available for rent, various picnic tables, barbecue pits, and a children’s playground structure. Paved walkways throughout the park cater to pedestrians, while some visitors fish in Salado Creek, which runs through the park. The 2008 Visitor Tax extension has the potential to dramatically alter this area with the Wheatley Heights sports complex.
Home to one of the iconic springs that first drew settlers to San Antonio, San Pedro Park was once the center of San Antonio social life, echoing its earliest known history as a Coahuiltecan Indian settlement called Yanaguana. The park offers a shallow but lovely swimming pool surrounded by towering cypress trees, numerous archeological traces, the San Pedro Springs Park branch library, the McFarland Tennis Center, and baseball diamonds, across the street from San Antonio College, and on the southern edge of historic Monte Vista.
Just 9 miles north of downtown, you can find San Antonio’s newest biotic gem, 311-acre Voelcker Park straddling Wurzbach Parkway. This mostly undisturbed area ranges across former pasture, mesquite scrub, and oak forest. The city purchased this former dairy farm in 2007 and is building trails and other amenities.
Woodlawn Lake Park is a 62-acre recreational area located northwest of downtown which features an artificial lake about 30 acres in size. The lake is available for fishing (not that we’re recommending you eat your catch), while non motorized boating and watercraft are allowed by special request. Home to the Woodlawn Lake Sailing Club (small craft and radio-controlled sailboats; woodlawnsailingclub.org), the park is also popular with walkers and joggers, including students from nearby St. Mary’s University, and offers a fishing pond, gym, swimming pool, softball field, basketball and tennis courts, and two playgrounds.
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Known for her work in Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre, Gosford Park, Howards End and Sherlock Holmes, costume designer Jenny Beavan discusses her career, beginning with producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory, her many Academy Award nominations including an Oscar for A Room With a View, and her costumes featured in “Cut! Costume and the Cinema.”
In collaboration with Jeff Keithline, Elizabeth Keithline exhibits an installation of full-scale woven wire trees and human figures.
Based on travels along the length of the U.S./Mexico border and encounters with residents, fence contractors, border patrol officers and journalists, New York artist Blane De St. Croix’s “Broken Landscape III” reconstructs a selection of the border as a “monumental miniaturized section” that divides the gallery space.
Part of a multi-site project devoted to the exploration of the relationships between science and religion, local artist Chris Sauter’s “Faith and Reason” consists of photographs of words written on airplane windows during flight.
Presenting the bracelet as “a symbol of encircling beauty,” Kathleen Sommers’ 5th Annual Bracelet Show features more than 100 original designs created by 60 artists, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting the Scholarship Fund at the Southwest School of Art.
First opened on Repeal Day (December 5, 1933), the Esquire Tavern will celebrate its 80th birthday and "the reinstatement of booze back into our culture" with a "Riverwalk Empire"-themed party. Bar Manager Houston Eaves will be serving up Repeal Day Punch throughout the evening (along with an 80th birthday cocktail menu and a Champagne toast at 8pm), Chef Brooke Smith will supply guests with complimentary passed appetizers, local jazz favorite Brent Watkins will perform from 7-11pm and those who dress in '20s and '30s attire "will be kindly rewarded by the barstaff."
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