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A tree grows in San Antonio: New arboretum plan takes root

​SAN ANTONIO – A plan to establish a 188-acre arboretum on the city’s south side is one step closer to becoming reality.

Bexar County Commissioners voted to pay out $7.3 million in bond funds to the project, $2 million of which would be used to purchase the Republic Golf Club. Last year, the Brooks Development Authority awarded the group $1 million to help with the golf course purchase.

The Arboretum San Antonio team released a request for qualifications for master-planning services. Applications for a landscape designer are also being evaluated.

Design work is expected to start in late 2024 with the first phase finished in 2025.​


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