Wind Gate Ranch

Residents of fast-growing San Antonio work tirelessly to protect the Edwards Aquifer, sole source of the city's drinking water. In 1999, residents passed Proposition 3, a dedicated sales tax to purchase watershed land around the city and in 2000, we completed the first project using funds from that measure by acquiring Wind Gate Ranch—nearly 1000 acres of rolling hills with limestone outcroppings northeast of the city. The property was transferred to the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department for use as a wilderness park, with hiking and biking trails. Since 1990, The Trust for Public Land has helped protect more 7000 acres on the Edwards Aquifer near San Antonio.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects. You’ll find some of our favorite places on the map below.