REPLAY VIDEO: City and community leaders gathered to open phase I of the Beacon Hill Linear Park on Feb. 19, 2013.
Beginning as a concept more than 20 years ago, the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association worked with the city to piece together unused lots into a linear park that runs from Capital Street to Lynwood streets and includes a community garden, playground and shade structures, picnic units, walking trails and a basketball court. Phase II begins this year and will extend the park to Hildebrand Ave.
"What used to be a drainage inlet...turned into a beautiful park," said former District 1 Councilwoman Mary Alice Cisneros who represented the Beacon Hill Neighborhood when the project broke ground in 2011. "Congratulations!"
Diego Bernal, who now represents District 1 on San Antonio City Council gave credit and a promise to the community. "I didn't do this, I can't take any credit for it, but you have my commitment to see it through," he said.
Replay video of the grand opening below. Click here see more articles and video about the Beacon Hill neighborhood area.