Almost 60% of park visitors are over 45 years of age; 85% of visitor groups have at least one member from out of town; 8% are international visitors; 44% are from Texas.
Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
$3.2 million federal appropriation. Approximately $1 million in fiscal year 2007 for special projects from the National Park Service, Los Compadres (the park friends group), and Western National Parks Association (the cooperating association)
Approximately 45 employees; Volunteers 120; Cooperating Association 3.
Total acreage – 819, approximately 623 in public ownership.
Returning water to the San Juan Acequia
Implementation of the Mission Trails Project
Restoration of the Ethel Harris Education Discovery Center
Design and Installation of the Mission San Juan Museum
Major Future Projects:
Spanish Colonial Demonstration Farm at Mission San Juan
Development of Ranch de las Cabras near Floresville
Did You Know?
that Texas longhorn cattle evolved from 3 breeds the Spanish imported to the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries? They were the barrenda or piebald, the retinto, and ganado prieto. Modern longhorn have long legs and a narrow body - perfectly suited to travel long distances in dry, harsh country.