Take an inspiring bike ride on the beautiful Salado Creek Greenway, to learn about how the City of San Antonio Parks Department has implemented a phased approach to trail development, with the ultimate goal of connecting the Salado trails to the Leon Creek Greenway system at Eisenhower Park.
Tour guides will narrate on a host of greenway implementation topics, such as design challenges, community engagement, land partnerships, neighborhood connectivity, and transit potential.
The Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail system in San Antonio is in its 12th year of implementation, with the first ribbon cutting happening in 2008. Parks and Recreation staff have learned much about logistical and physical obstacles, community expectations, cooperative partnerships, how to avoid design pitfalls, and other issues and processes encountered in delivering a high quality outdoor recreational experience. The purpose of this mobile workshop is to inspire participants to continually seek out opportunities for bike and pedestrian connectivity, partnerships, and community impact through greenway trail projects. Maps and handouts will include helpful and interesting information about San Antonio’s greenway trails and phasing plans. Tour guides including Park Police, Trail Stewards, and project management staff will discuss experiences with design problem-solving, land partnerships, interaction with trail users, and new trail amenities such as emergency call boxes, bike repair stations, and wayfinding signage.
Brandon Ross is a Parks and Recreation Manager for the City of San Antonio. He is currently managing the planning, land acquisitions, design and construction of the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System, a growing network of multi-use hike and bike trails along San Antonio waterways. His previous experience includes initiatives and projects related to community planning, land use and residential development. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a Masters of Urban Planning from Texas A&M University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Brandon enjoys music, church, tennis, and golf.
Adelyn Alanis is a Planner for the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. She currently performs long and short range planning and analysis, assists with land acquisitions, interdepartmental coordination, design, and project management of the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System. Her previous experience includes environmental consulting in California, where she conducted in-depth research, performed constraints analysis, and prepared environmental documents. Adelyn has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in Environmental Science with a concentration in Geology.