Easter Sunday stroll on the Greenway Trail

Easter Sunday was our chance to explore a new greenway trail in the neighborhood. I had watched its construction on my daily commute to Trinity University last year. It parallels Devine Road, a winding tree-lined route through the Olmos Basin Park. 

The 3/4 mile trail starts in the Park  and ends at the Alamo Quarry Market mall. In fact, I saw a woman walking back along the trail carrying a Chico’s bag – nice combo of shopping and hiking! The weather was beautiful, and the park was filled with families celebrating Easter Sunday with barbecues and egg hunts. Here’s a little video of some of the greenway sights.

The brainchild of former Mayor Howard W. Peak, the ultimate vision is to encircle the entire City of San Antonio with a complete ring of trails. When the full system is completed, the connected network of trails along tributaries, neighborhood connections and the San Antonio River will total more than 130 miles.

It was fun to get out of the Studio and onto the trail – after all, French painter Pierre Bonnard said, “Art will never be able to exist without nature.” And it’s particularly nice when the trail ends at Chico’s and Starbucks.

 

2 thoughts on “Easter Sunday stroll on the Greenway Trail

  1. Can’t wait to hike this one! Thanks for letting us know about the plans for the 130 mile loop of trails around the city. If you like to walk & see nice views & learn about nature, try what we did Saturday morning. We did a 2.2 mile hike, which was a leisurely 2 1/2 hour guided tour of Honey Creek State Natural Area. It is a special part of Guadalupe River State Park, on Hey. 46. Admission is only with a tour led by a master naturalist, weekly @ 9:00 a m Saturday’s, unless it is raining. Frequent stops to learn names of plants & wildlife. Gorgeous views & we also learned about geology & history of the area. I am going to go again! Chaun

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