DISTANCES: 10km/5km (6.2mi/3.1mi) The trails are rated 2A and are not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. This is a lovely walk in the Tea Garden, Brackenridge Park, and Trinity University. The weather should be great at this time of year. Lunch is available at the café starting at 10 am

STARTING POINT: Japanese Tea Garden, 3853 North St. Mary’s, San Antonio TX 78212. Please park behind the Tuesday Musical Club and walk to the Japanese Tea Gardens.

START AND FINISH TIMES:Start between 8AM-11AM. Finish by 2PM.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Bridges – Spanning the USA | Carousels Across America | Doin’ The Louisiana Purchase | Make a Wish at a Water Fountain. The carousel The Kiddie Park — until recently at the corner of Broadway and Mulberry — is being moved to the forecourt of the Zoo in Brackenridge Park. You will pass it during your walk. The “Zootennienial” carousel is in the zoo and should you wish to view or ride it, you will need to pay zoo admission ($14.99.)

REGISTRATION & FEES: The fee for all participants is $3.00. There is no pre-registration and there are no refunds.

ELIGIBILITY/TYPE OF EVENT: These are non-competitive events. Walk, jog or run at your own pace. It is open to all and families are encouraged to participate. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone participating MUST register and carry a Start card and mail it in at the FINISH.

WATER & RESTROOMS: Restrooms and water are available at the starting point.

DISCLAIMER: The sponsors are not liable for accidents, thefts, and/or material damage. Reasonable effort has been made by the sponsors to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.

 

WHAT YOU SEE ON THE WALK

The Faux Bois of San Antonio

The Faux Bois of San Antonio

Throughout the city of San Antonio you will find the work of Dionicio Rodriguez, carried on by his great nephew, Carlos Cortés: Faux Bois, or, false wood. In Mexico it is often referred to as trabajero rustico (rustic work) but it all means the same thing: concrete...

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Sunken Garden Theater: The Other Half of the Quarry

Sunken Garden Theater: The Other Half of the Quarry

Yesterday we wrote about the Japanese Tea Gardens, which were constructed in an abandoned quarry that bisected Brackenridge Park. Actually, the Gardens only took up half the quarry. The other half -- the northern part -- is now the Sunken Garden Theater.When the Tea...

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Simply Beautiful: The Japanese Tea Garden

Simply Beautiful: The Japanese Tea Garden

It wasn't always beautiful. In 1915, the new San Antonio Parks Commissioner, Ray Lambert, embraced the “modern” ideal of healthier urban environments for the wealthy and working class alike. His grand idea was to create a park near downtown by connecting a 199-acre...

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A Walk through Academia: Trinity University

A Walk through Academia: Trinity University

Sunday'sTexas Trail Roundup 21k walk will take you through the campus of Trinity University, located between Brackenridge Park and the historic Monte Vista neighborhood. Presbyterians founded Trinity in 1869 in Tehuacana, Texas (about 40 miles NE of Waco) from the...

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The Not-A-Frog Bridge in Brackenridge Park

The Not-A-Frog Bridge in Brackenridge Park

After the Texas Trail Roundup Sunday walk someone asked us about San Antonio's "Frog Bridge." Actually, it's a TOAD bridge (although everyone calls it the frog bridge. Goes to show what we know.) The city commissioned ceramicist Diana Kersey to decorate a new bridge...

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The Unique Ceramic Trail Markers in Brackenridge Park

The Unique Ceramic Trail Markers in Brackenridge Park

After the Texas Trail Roundup Sunday walk someone asked us about San Antonio's "Frog Bridge." Actually, it's a TOAD bridge (although everyone calls it the frog bridge. Goes to show what we know.) The city commissioned ceramicist Diana Kersey to decorate a new bridge...

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The Little Train in the Big Park

The Little Train in the Big Park

You may have noticed the unusual trail markers in Brackenridge Park. The eastern part of the park has four wooded trails, each about a mile long. The  markers at the trailheads are by Susan Budge, who at the time of the trail markers' creation in 2006 was the head of...

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Alamo Stadium Murals: a WPA Project

Alamo Stadium Murals: a WPA Project

Since 1957, the San Antonio Zoo Eagle has chugged along the tracks skirting the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park, on the route of the longer Sunday walks of the Texas Trail Roundup.  Stops include the Witte Museum, Kiddie Park, and the Japanese Tea...

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