Breathing Places: History of San Antonio Parks

Release Date: 2009-03-04

Did you know that San Anto’s public space dates back to the Spanish land grants of the 1730s? Or that Brackenridge Park used to have elk and bison in it? I”ll bet you didn’t know that San Pedro Springs park had a zoo. And how do you feel about vintage tinted postcards? Do they give you some inexplicable, near-erotic frisson? If you’re like me, and pride yourself on extreme hometown-historical nerdiness, you will join me at the Witte for Breathing Places: History of San Antonio Parks, with paintings, photographs, maps and who knows what — all on view till August. (210) 357-1900,