Bexar County Parks Centennial Celebration
ABOUT THE CENTENNIAL
In 1920 the land that is currently Bexar County’s Covington Park located at 2600 Rigsby Ave., in San Antonio TX, was donated to Bexar County by Colonel George W. Brackenridge; a 1936 Texas Centennial Marker commemorates this park as the location of the Stephen F. Austin recruiting encampment for the 1835 Siege of Bexar, which took place four months prior to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
From this modest and humble beginning, the Bexar County Park System has grown to 14 parks, 3 civic centers, 13 community venues, and multiple joint partnership parks, serving over 3 million visitors per year; becoming an integral part of the communities in Bexar County, and are vital to its shared values.
Bexar County Parks contribute to the health and well-being, of the residents of Bexar County, as well as help build healthy and active communities, which contribute to a better quality of life.
Bexar County Parks provide a place for children and adults to connect with nature through outdoor recreation, athletic and physical activities. In the years to come, Bexar County Parks is confident it will continue to be a partner with the community in creating memories for our current and future generations.
It is hereby recognized that the year Two-Thousand and Twenty/2020 is the Bexar County Parks Centennial Celebration Year in Bexar County, Texas