In the 21st century, our parks and green spaces are how we are still able to connect, on a primal level, to the purity of nature. Parks have public health, preservation and conservation implications — from providing places for physical activity and offering safe spaces for children to play, to helping to lower crime rates. And, their aesthetic value is also a source of civic pride. In short — as we all know — our parks are vital to our communities.
The city of San Antonio has a long, storied and proud shared history with the United States military. At its peak, it was home to no less than seven installations, located within the city limits. Few had a more important place in its history than the now-closed Brooks Air Force Base.