Be River Proud! Fishing and Running on Our Trails

The River Authority
Oct 20, 2020

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) staff is committed to safe, clean, enjoyable creeks and rivers but we need YOU to help us protect and preserve area natural resources for future generations. There are many ways you can get involved and Be River Proud! We want to highlight your positive actions so please share with us pictures or videos of you and your loved ones on social media using #BeRiverProud. Once a month, we’ll feature your stories on our blog.

Johnny Cantu & son – Fishing and learning along the San Antonio River

Johnny Cantu and his son enjoying the Mission Reach segment.

Johnny Cantu and his son, Johnny, call fishing their favorite pastime. This father and son duo enjoy fishing in different parts of South Texas, and especially different areas of the San Antonio River. Johnny says his son not only enjoys fishing, but also takes time to learn about his city by stopping at historical and informative markers throughout the river trails. Fishing has provided them with a way to connect with each other and with the San Antonio River. We hope they enjoy more fishing experiences together for many years to come!

Johnny Cantu's social media post about fishing on the Mission Reach segment


Brad Lee Stuckey – Run the Reaches Virtual River Run!

The River Authority hosted the inaugural Run the Reaches Virtual River Run September 1 through October 12. This event offered participants the opportunity to experience the beauty, art, and cultural significance of the Museum Reach and Mission Reach San Antonio River Walk segments.

Brad Lee Buckley was one of the first to complete the run and chose the Museum Reach as his running course. Read about his Run the Reaches experience below and why this segment is one of his favorites.

“I have been in the Army for 18 years, and while there is an emphasis on fitness, other considerations can push the fulfillment of the Soldier’s obligation to be fit onto the individual. I am a San Antonio native, but life and career have taken me away from our beautiful city for years. Upon my return, I made it a personal mission to rediscover every nook and cranny of downtown. Combine the need to get back into running with a love for our cityscape, and naturally I found myself running along the river. I bike and run all over the city, to include other parts of the river; but the Museum Reach in particular has my heart. My typical route starts at the Pearl Amphitheater (or the Flood Control Inlet Tunnel Park for that extra 0.1 of a mile) and goes to around Augusta Street and back. This stretch takes me past some wonderful things: the Grotto, the F.I.S.H. sculpture, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and VFW Post #76. In addition, the numerous ‘garden strips’ of landscaped grass, flowers, etc. provide a linear vista of beauty along the whole route. In addition to motivating me, these features provide landmarks with which to mark my progress and speed. When my run is complete, I usually do some push-ups, sit-ups and stretches at the turning basin area by Pearl; and cool down while watching the ducks and enjoying the sound of the flowing water. The Museum Reach is my oasis!”

Brad Stuckey's Run the Reaches River Run social media post.

Show us your river pride for a chance to be featured on our blog!

  1. Engage in activity showing river pride such as: recreating along the San Antonio River, showing your stewardship for the San Antonio River, and using sustainability practices at your home. To find more examples, read Show Your River Pride and What You Can Do at River Authority parks.
  2. Post a picture of your activity on social media!
  3. Tag @sanantonioriver
  4. Include #beriverproud