Jaime Solis

In our next installment of Something Monday – our casual, social bike ride in partnership with San Antonio B-cycle – we’ll get a glimpse into the future of Hemisfair Park.

Rachel Holland of Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (and recent author of one of the most widely-read Rivard Report story, “San Antonio: Cool and Cultured, and Secure Enough to Say So Politely“) will explain the vision for the 15-acre revitalization project and what we can expect to see in the near future.

Courtesy rendering of a future version of Hemisfair Park.
Courtesy rendering of a future version of Hemisfair Park.

But that’s not to say that the corporation is dictating that future to us – most of the process has been heavily influenced by public input collected at dozens of meetings and workshops.

[Read more: Citizens Skip Spurs Tip-Off to Re-imagine Hemisfair as ‘The People’s Park’]

Entire neighborhoods were razed to the ground and entire buildings were built for HemisFair ’68, the official 1968 World’s Fair. The area has since been one of San Antonio most visited sites. With the decade of downtown underway, the park is now a focal point in the redevelopment of San Antonio’s urban core with the hopes of being a premier park serving the needs of both locals and visitors.

Rachel Holland, HPARC executive assistant
Rachel Holland, HPARC executive assistant

Monday Nov. 11, we’ll depart from The Blue Star complex’ B-cycle station (116 Blue Star) at 6 p.m. and ride through the King William neighborhood to the historic Eager House located within Hemisfair Park.

The ride there and back is only three miles and the weather calls for a high of 75 degrees.  The sun will start setting a little before 6 p.m., so be sure to bring bike lights to comply with local ordinance. Afterwards, we’ll ride back down to Southtown for drinks and food at The Friendly Spot.

We look forward to seeing you there. Old friends and new. Experts and beginners. Bikes, trikes and recumbents; all are welcome.

Read more from various Rivard Report contributors by clicking here for a full list of articles about Hemisfair.

Jaime Solis is the Director of Marketing and Development for the Rivard Report. Follow him on Twitter at @_JaimeSolis and contact him at jaime@rivardreport.com.

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Jaime Solis

Jaime Solis is the director of development and advertising sales for the Rivard Report. You can contact him at jaime@rivardreport.com.