Maverick Park. Photo by Scott Ball.

Maverick Park Going to the Dogs

Maverick Park is a small, somewhat barren and uninviting pocket park located at the corner of Broadway and Jones south of the Pearl Brewery and east of the San Antonio Museum of Art. Save for occasional festivals, Fiesta parades and other events, Maverick Park usually sits empty most of the year, save for the occasional cluster of homeless visitors.

SA Parks and Recreation Trail Steward Marika Misangyi prepares for a bike ride north along the Leon Creek trail. Photo by Katherine Nickas.

Stewards Safeguard Creek Trail Users

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department has deployed 10 trail stewards along the Salado, Leon Creek, and Medina River trails of the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System to promote safety, render aid, and help cyclists, runners, and pedestrians who are new trail users with maps and directions.

City Year Corps Members create a world map for the students at Martin Luther King Academy. Photo by Sasha Boudreaux.

MLK Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off for City Year Volunteers

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.”

City Year San Antonio (CYSA) a local education non-profit wholly focused on improving San Antonio’s dropout rate, took a break from routine in-school service to host more than 300 volunteers in community service projects to celebrate “A Day On, Not a Day Off” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The service event took place on Saturday, Jan.