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Crownridge Canyon Park

San Antonio's first Natural Area developed as part of the Edwards Aquifer Protection initiative. The 200 acre preserve features level 1 ADA trails and level 4 hiking trails through a variety of habitats. Features include a canopy level bridge overlook, beautiful forested canyon bottoms, hillside vistas, and restored grasslands. An excellent opportunity to view the endangered Golden Cheeked Warbler in spring and summer nesting seasons.
 
In the trailhead pavilion, there are several interpretive panels describing the natural history of the area. They address the flora and fauna of the park, geology and aquifer recharge cycle, as well as the historical human inhabitants and their impact on the ecosystem.
 
These are artistically represented on the wall and floor of the pavilion in a tile mural by artist, Oscar Alvarado. The interpretive signage and mural are tied in with a rainwater harvest system that uses the shed-style roof of the pavilion for catchment and channels it into a storage tank. This water slowly trickles into a small pool and is enjoyed by many species of animal and insect.
Crownridge Canyon Natural Area