Last month the Arboretum San Antonio Board of Directors, along with keynote speakers Dr. Richard Olsen, Executive Director of the U.S. National Arboretum, and Henry Cisneros, Founder of Arboretum San Antonio introduced plans for the world-class greenspace to be located at the former Republic Oaks Golf Course, on the southeast side of San Antonio.
The parking lot was completely full as guests filled the Embassy Suites Event Center at Brooks. Lunch was served as the plans were announced and walking tours were offered.
Arboretum San Antonio is a 188-acre preserve in the heart of San Antonio’s historic southeast side that will focus on celebrating the native trees of South Texas. The San Antonio Arboretum will be a leading recreational, ecological, and educational resource for residents and visitors of all ages in the greater San Antonio area. The Arboretum will feature pedestrian and bicycle trails, a nursery to propagate native trees for the Arboretum and other public spaces, nature-based programming for all ages, event spaces, and public art displays. Above all, the Arboretum will create a safe, reflective space for visitors to enjoy the peace and healing that communion with nature brings.