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San Antonio Oxbow Extension

Learn about the San Antonio Oxbow Extension (aka Poole Property) adjacent to the West Side Bosque, one of the Open Space Division's newest acquisitions.

Poole Property Acquisition

On March 18, 2021, the City purchased the Poole property for $6.7 million, a 23-acres parcel

While the property was privately owned and the developer was preparing for subdivision construction, the property experienced significant vandalism to the irrigation, walls and other features.  Unfortunately, major tree-die off also occurred due to the lack of irrigation by the immediate former owner.  The Open Space Division is currently cleaning up the area and minimizing hazards, including removing standing dead trees, loose wires, exposed piping, and other debris.  This Fall, the Open Space Division will launch a planning effort for the property, which will include extensive public involvement and input.  Open Space staff will start by offering several tours and listening sessions to solicit ideas about how the property should be opened to the public in order to protect habitat, and support low-impact recreation and education.   In addition, Open Space is recruiting volunteers who want to assist at the site.  See the information below for the upcoming tours, volunteer opportunities and events.

A trail map of the San Antonio Oxbow, Oxbow Extension (Poole Property) and surrounding Bosque

San Antonio Oxbow Extension Tours

Public tours, listening sessions and volunteer site clean-up

When

September 4th, 2021 9am-11am (tour 1)

September 15th, 2021 5:30pm-6:30pm (tour 2)

October 6th, 2021 5:30pm- 6:30pm (virtual listening session)

Description

Please join the Open Space Division for three separate public tours/listening sessions to explore the newly acquired San Antonio Oxbow Extension and provide feedback for your vision of the future of the property. There will be a short survey after each tour to provide additional feedback.  Tour 1 will also be a volunteer clean-up of the property. If you wish to participate in this portion of the tour please bring your own gloves. We request that you also wear appropriate hiking/walking gear and bring a water bottle. Tour 2 will be a walking tour and listening session only. Tour 3 will be a virtual listening session via zoom. See our event page for details on how to join the virtual listening session.

If you can't attend a session or would rather submit virtually, click here to take the survey online.

Contact

Adryana Montoya

[email protected]

505-768-4203

Flyer for the three fall 2021 public events regarding the San Antonio Oxbow Extension recently purchased by the Open Space Division