San Pedro Creek
The Westside Creeks Restoration Project includes approximately 3.82 miles of San Pedro Creek. Of the four Westside Creeks, only San Pedro runs within the boundaries of downtown San Antonio. Although the project boundary at the north end of San Pedro Creek is the tunnel inlet at the IH 35/IH 10 interchange, the true beginning of San Pedro Creek is San Pedro Springs. San Pedro Creek rises from the San Pedro Springs in north central San Antonio and flows southeast for two miles through an artificial channel near the IH 35/IH 10 interchange before its confluence with the San Antonio River, south of downtown.
San Pedro Creek is practically unknown today. At its origin it traverses rolling terrain surfaced by calcareous clay soil that supports mesquite, live oak, cacti, and grasses. Once the small stream exits San Pedro Park, it becomes little more than a concrete-lined ditch.
In 1997, the San Antonio River Authority completed the construction of a flood diversion tunnel along San Pedro Creek which is approximately 6,000 feet long. The tunnel alignment between IH 35 and Guadalupe Street follows the alignment of San Pedro Creek and was constructed using a tunnel boring machine.
Resources along San Pedro Creek
Some of the resources and opportunities along San Pedro Creek include: