Whether you’re looking for an outdoor place to enjoy your workday lunch, catch a movie, or connect with friends and colleagues at an event, San Antonio now has a new gathering place in the heart of downtown. The San Antonio development group Weston Urban has opened an urban park next to the Frost Tower that has become a popular spot for workers and residents alike.

Called Legacy Park, the 1.2-acre space is located at 103 W. Houston Street. The green space has plenty of seating and shaded pavilions convenient to nearby office buildings. The park features a beautiful ring of oak trees and is anchored on its north end by Pinkerton’s Barbecue‘s first San Antonio location, open since February.

Pinkerton BBQ is next to the new Legacy park downtown, photo credit Iris Gonzalez

Pinkerton’s Barbeque is next to the new Legacy park downtown. Photo credit: Iris Gonzalez

San Antonio native David Robinson Jr., the son of former Spurs center and NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson oversees the park, calling it the “front yard of the downtown tech district.”

San Antonio’s tech district is growing along and beyond Houston Street and is home to the Geekdom startup community, tech career boot camp Codeup, startups like Easy Expunctions, and newer arrivals such as delivery app company SkipCart.

The park has spaces for six food trucks as well as public Wi-Fi. Visitors to the park can easily walk to nearby attractions like the redeveloped greenway of San Pedro Creek.

Legacy Park Also Serves as Event Space

As more people gather outside, Legacy Park is becoming a popular downtown location for corporate and nonprofit events.

The nonprofit tech industry advocacy organization Tech Bloc held its rally at the park on May 20. The first major public event since the start of the pandemic, a crowd of almost 1,300 attended the Tech Bloc rally to reconnect and learn more about downtown initiatives and developments.

Downtown developer and Rackspace Technology co-founder Graham Weston said at the rally how he had been “dreaming of this day for a decade.” The entrepreneur also founded Weston Urban and is focused on developing downtown San Antonio into a more vibrant urban corridor.

Weston explained that the new urban space is another reason for San Antonio residents and visitors to live, work, and play downtown.

Tech Bloc CEO David Heard agrees that adding more downtown amenities helps make San Antonio’s downtown a place where “people can gather, connect, and build exciting ideas into opportunities.”

The featured image is of Irys startup employees gathered at Legacy Park for the Tech Bloc rally. Photo credit: Alberto Altamirano