San Antonio Missions National Historical Park was established to preserve and interpret the chain of Spanish missions that were built along the San Antonio River in the 18th century. This river contains a vital natural resource element - water. The existence of water dictated where a mission was established. Water from the river was diverted into eighteenth century acequias (irrigation ditches, still in operation) to serve the mission communities.
The park is very active in managing and protecting these natural resources. Current projects include:
Come visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and experience the natural, as well as the cultural, history of this park!
Last updated: December 3, 2018