Discover Three Centuries of San Antonio’s Cultural Landscape Legacy during What’s Out There Weekend San Antonio, November 10-11

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Discover Three Centuries of San Antonio’s Cultural Landscape Legacy during What’s Out There Weekend San Antonio, November 10-11

Discover Three Centuries of San Antonio’s Cultural Landscape Legacy during What’s Out There Weekend San Antonio, November 10-11
Oct 11, 2018

Media Contact: Nord Wennerstrom | T: 202.483.0553  | M: 202.225.7076 | E: nord@tclf.org


Free, expert-led tour of two dozen sites plus new print and online guides

Washington, D.C. (October 11, 2018) – On November 10-11, 2018, in honor of San Antonio’s tricentennial, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will host What’s Out There Weekend San Antonio, offering residents and visitors free, expert-led tours of two dozen public parks, gardens, and other open spaces, including the famous River Walk.  The tours are free, but registration is required. In addition to the tours, TCLF will publish a printed guide to the area and launch an online, interactive What's Out There San Antonio Cultural Landscapes guide that includes overarching narratives, maps, historic and contemporary photographs, and concise essays about each site.

TCLF’s What’s Out There Weekend tours, which have been organized nationwide and in Canada, enable people to discover the design history of places they may pass every day but don’t necessarily know about.  Expert guides provide rich stories, personal anecdotes, and keen observations about each site, landscape architecture, city shaping, and design.

All the tours are free, but space is limited, and registration is required.  Tours will be led by landscape architects, historians, and academics and will include the following sites:

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower

The Blue Hole

Brackenridge Park

Chris Park

Confluence Park

Hemisfair

King William Historic District

Main Plaza

McNay Art Museum

Military Plaza

Miraflores

Pearl District

Phil Hardberger Park

San Antonio Botanical Garden

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park

San Antonio National Cemetery

San Antonio River Walk

San Pedro Creek Culture Park

San Pedro Springs Park

The Spanish Governor’s Palace

Steves Homestead

Trinity University

Villa Finale Museum and Gardens

La Villita

TCLF’s What’s Out There Weekends dovetail with the organization’s web-based What’s Out There, the nation’s most comprehensive searchable database of historic designed landscapes.  The database currently features more than 2,000 sites, 11,000 images, and 1,000 designer profiles. What’s Out There is optimized for iPhones and similar handheld devices and includes What’s Nearby, a GPS-enabled function that locates all landscapes in the database within a given walking distance (ten, twenty, or 30 minutes away) or within a customizable radius of any given location.

What’s Out There Weekend San Antonio is presented in association with Premier Sponsors SA300, San Antonio Parks and Recreation, and the Brackenridge Park Conservancy.  Support was also provided by Lead Sponsors the National Endowment for the Arts and The Pearl; Presenting Sponsor Victor Stanley; and Friend, Landscape Forms. Additional support was received from John and Claire Alexander, John S. Troy, Landscape Architect, and Texas ASLA.

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 to connect people to places.  TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.  Through its website, publishing, lectures and other events, TCLF broadens support and understanding for cultural landscapes.