The San Antonio River Authority’s (SARA) public charter drove the creation of the San Antonio River Foundation (SARF). SARA is not allowed to fund amenity projects, therefore SARF seeks investment from corporations and citizens in order to provide cultural, educational, environmental and recreational amenities along the river for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.

• Formed in 2003
• Private, non tax-revenue based, group raising private monies for amenity improvements
• 240 Miles of river – from the Blue Hole to the Gulf of Mexico
• San Antonio River Investment Partnership (SARIP) – a $384M partnership yielding over $1B in adjacent private investment to-date
• San Antonio River Foundation has raised $38M to-date, inlcuding $11M for Confluence Park

Pearl Turning Basin at nIght

Pearl Turning Basin

Carlos Cortes | The Grotto

The Grotto

River Origins

River Origins and Movements #1 and #2

Donald Lipski | F.I.S.H.


Ewing Halsell Pedestrian Bridge

Ewing Halsell Pedestrian Bridge

Support Art Along the River

Support Art Along the River

HemisFair Panels

HemisFair Panels

Bill Fontana | Sonic Passage

Sonic Passage

Under The Over Bridge

Under the Over Bridge

Stuart Allen | 29° 25' 57" N AND 98° 29' 13" W

29° 25′ 57″ N AND 98° 29′ 13″ W

Rolando Briseño | Los Encuentros

Puente de los Encuentros

Lock and Dam on Museum Reach

AT&T Lock and Dam

Shimmer Field vertical

Shimmer Field

Maverick Tile Mural closeup

Maverick Tile Mural

Anita Valencia | Butterfly Bench


Vincent Valdez | Serapes


Confluence Park during springtime at night

Confluence Park

Anne Wallace | The Once and Future River

The Once and Future River

Stacy Levy | River Return with skateboarder

River Return

Support Art Along the River

Support Art Along the River

Mel Chin | CoCobijos


Riley Robinson | Yuanaguana on river


Arne Quinze | Whispers


Arbol de la Vida Margarita Cabrera

Árbol de la Vida: Memorias y Voces de la Tierra

Escondido Creek Parkway

The San Antonio River Foundation’s mission is to enhance the San Antonio River Basin as a vibrant cultural, educational, ecological, and recreational experience. 

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San Antonio River Foundation

600 E Euclid Ave,
San Antonio, TX 78212

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Tel: 210.224.2694

Your Generosity Has Changed Your World

Since 2003, our Foundation has privately raised and reinvested over $38 million dollars in enhancing your San Antonio River experience. Our project partners —the San Antonio River Authority, Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, and the US Army Corps of Engineers — have invested over $384 million in river improvements for our community. Together, our investments have added over $1.5 billion in economic impact through adjacent private investment and development.