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Parks & Trails

San Antonio River Walk Mission Reach

South of Downtown
San Antonio, TX 78216
United States

Hours
Daily, Dawn to dusk
Park Amenities
16 miles of shared hike and bike trail
8 miles of paddling trail
Mission Portals - gateways to San Antonio World Heritage Mission Sites
Connection to Confluence Park
Connections to many City, Country, and National Parks
Future Connection to the Medina River Trail of the Howard W. Peak Greenway system(2019)
400 acres of restored ecosystem
Pavilions and grills
Restrooms
Water fountains
Benches
Picnic tables
SWell Cycle Stations
Do-it-yourself bike repair stations
Educational interpretive signs
Fishing access
Bird watching check list
Reservation Opportunities
Pavilions (See Below)
Admission Fee
Free
Park Size
334.00 Acres
About the Park

Breathtaking landscapes, grand art work, and internationally recognized National Parks are just a snapshot the Mission Reach section of the San Antonio River Walk.

This 8 mile linear park has over 16 miles of trail along the river for pedestrians and bicyclists to enjoy, plus a paddling trail for canoeing and kayaking. These trails connect to stunning Mission Portals which are large works of art serving as gateways to the San Antonio World Heritage Mission Sites.

The Mission Reach looks much different than the historic San Antonio River Walk and the Museum Reach. It is a shining example of urban ecosystem restoration. You may run into some of our River Authority landscape team members keeping the area free of trash and nurturing the native Texas grasses and wildflowers that provide seed, pollen, fruit and nectar for wildlife. The result is a serene, natural landscape where visitors can enjoy the inherent beauty of the river. The restoration has also improved the San Antonio River’s water quality, ecosystem function and health. The ecosystem improvements allow fishermen, birdwatchers and other nature enthusiasts more opportunities to enjoy wildlife in an urban area. You might even join some of the River Authority recreation staff for a fishing or birding clinic!

This park hosts 5K fun runs, art classes, festivals and many other community events.  You can host events of your own at one of the many pavilions available to reserve. Be sure to check out the River Authority events calendar and park registration system, and also download The San Antonio River Walk map to learn more about everything this park has to offer.

San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach
Paddling on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Paddling on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Art benches on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Art benches on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Mission Concepcion portal on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Mission Concepcion portal on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Mission Concepcion portal 2 on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Mission Concepcion portal on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Paddle chute on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Paddle chute on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Pavilion on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Pavilion on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Pavilion on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Fishing on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Bike trail on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Bike trail on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Sculptures on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Sculptures on the San Antonio River Walk - Mission Reach

Events - Races on Mission and Museum Reaches of the San Antonio River

Number of Event Attendees

Trail Usage Rate*

Trail Usage Deposit Fee (refundable)

26-100

$200 $1,500

101-250

$400 $1,500

251-500

$750 $1,500

501-1,000**

$1,200 $1,500

** Events over 1,000 participants are considered and approved on a case-by-case basis.

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