Dedication of the Madla Greenway and New Public Trails in VIDA

Madla Greenway Trail at VIDA San Antonio in San Antonio's southside

On October 11, 2022, VIDA celebrated a major milestone in our community development with the grand opening of the first mile of the Madla Greenway. The Madla Greenway is a 35-acre linear park that runs through the new 600-acre mixed use community adjacent to Texas A&M - San Antonio. The trails will provide VIDA residents, A&M staff and students and the public access to trails and shaded pathways with seating and areas for outdoor classrooms.   We've rounded up some of the latest news coverage of the event:

via KSAT:

“It’s great, having the opportunity to have others, generationally wise, be in here and kind of keep continuing to be healthy and be a part of nature,” Destiny Guerra said.

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via The Mesquite

Howell said some of the live oaks along the trail, which are visible almost at its entrance, are over 100 years old. Boulders retrieved from phase 1 of VIDA development were repurposed and now act as a sitting area, shaded by one of the oaks near the entrance.
VIDA decided to keep most of the flora intact for preservation and authenticity to the ecosystem.

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Thanks again to SouthStar Communities, Texas A&M-San Antonio Water Resources Science & Technology, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, Commissioner Rebeca Clay-Flores, and Rebecca Viagran for attending.

The VIDA community is SouthStar's second planned community in the City's southside, joining Mission del Lago, one of the fastest selling communities in the City for the past 6 years. First homes in VIDA will welcome residents by the end of 2022. The community will also included an expanded trails network, parks, a vibrant retail town center and a University Health campus to include a hospital and the Bexar County Division of Public Health. 

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