Main Plaza Park
San Antonio's outdoor cultural space in the Heart of the City Main Plaza Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, 501 (c) (3), committed to providing San Antonio with the historical and cultural heart of the city, presented a vast array of cultural programming throughout the year. Main Plaza Conservancy has developed its place on the San Antonio cultural map with its diverse music and family programming and continues creating new cultural traditions. All events are offered free and open to the public. Main Plaza has evolved into an outdoor cultural venue where our city’s past influences our present experience of urbanism and community expression. It’s a “Great Public Space” rich in San Antonio’s heritage: where city and county converge onto our spiritual center. Locals have made Main Plaza a destination. On April 13, 2008, the city opened its two-year redevelopment project and celebrated San Antonio’s continual revitalization. By restoring it and making it a place where people want to spend time continue to celebrate the rich traditions of San Antonio. Here on Main Plaza these elements can be observed and honored. Main Plaza’s outdoor venue features five interactive fountains, free WiFi, free public parking on weekends, public restrooms, bistro-style seating with food and drinks for purchase on site at Blue Star Icehouse and El Oasis Café #2. Since opening, Main Plaza provides diverse music programs showcasing the finest local talent from San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Main Plaza links government, culture, business, – and San Antonio’s spiritual heart, San Fernando Cathedral all in one communal space, thus creating a thriving city centre. Charged to create a community atmosphere that attracts local residents and visitors through authentic programming that reflects the San Antonio identity, Main Plaza takes this vision further to create a public space that is family-friendly and accessible to all ages and all economic sectors. Main Plaza continues to build upon new traditions. Visitors discover Main Plaza’s historical significance as the birthplace of San Antonio and the site of some of the City’s greatest landmarks and community assets. Main Plaza is poised to be the cultural Corazón of the city – a place where San Antonio comes to encounter life and family. Continuing to break breathtaking ground, Main Plaza provides high quality entertainment, accessible arts and culture and has become the model for other public spaces.
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