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 the Spanish cornered the market on cochineal, a bug that produces a vivid red color, early in the Spanish colonial period? British officer coats, with which every American school child is familar, were dyed using cochineal.