Confession time: Confluence Park (located where the San Antonio River meets San Pedro Creek near Mission Concepción) isn’t really a park. Yet. But my kids and I visited it one Saturday in September anyway. We decided to call it park #13 for our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks in San Antonio in 2014 for three reasons:
1. The San Antonio River Authority held it’s inaugural River Arts Fest on the site that day. The festival featured art created from reused and recycled materials; hands-on activities for kids; food trucks, a fashion show touting clothes made entirely from recycled materials; live music; and educational presentations. So while the park is really just a three-acre field right now, the festival was a good reason for us head just south of downtown to enjoy the outdoors on a cool, gray, misty day that would have otherwise kept us indoors.
2. Confluence Park is located along the banks of the San Antonio River (in the Mission Reach section). After we strolled around the festival, we walked down to the river to explore and play.