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Emilie & Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park
    21395 Milsa Road | San Antonio, TX | 78256 7:30 am toSunsetevery day (except Christmas & New Year's Day)

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Friedrich Wilderness Park is an excellent example of Texas Hill Country habitat, maintained in its natural state, perfect for observing wildlife and plantlife in their natural environment.

Golden-cheeked Warbler sounds courtesy of the City of Austin

"I am particularly interested in seeing that insofar as possible, the natural vegetation and native trees and shrubs be protected, and that the native birds and wildlife be protected and encouraged to use the park as a sanctuary".

Norma Friedrich Ward
in her Last Will and Testament.

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In an urbanized area like San Antonio and Bexar County where do you go to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of nature? How can remaining unspoiled natural areas with their living plants and animals be preserved and protected and how can such areas be made available for the enjoyment of people? These must have been thoughts that stirred Mrs. Norma Friedrich Ward, who in memory of her parents, bequeathed 180 acres of virgin Texas Hill Country property now known as EMILIE AND ALBERT FRIEDRICH PARK for public use. Mr. W.L. Mathews and Associates contributed an additional 52 adjacent acres to compliment Mrs. Ward's bequest.

As you wander the trails of EMILIE AND ALBERT FRIEDRICH PARK,envision the land from the perspective of the plants, animals and other organisms that live here. To them, the park is home and community. It is a neighborhood where all living things are interdependent, with the condition of one influencing all. Think about the generations of animals which have fed on the buckeye, the oak acorns and the prickly-pear cactus. Sit under one of the ancient cedar trees. For two or three hundred years, they have witnessed the history of this community. They have witnessed the last settlements of Native Americans and the birth of a new state. Birds and insects have carried their seed to far away places. Earthworms have tilled the soil around their roots. Storms and insects have caused these trees injury, but they survive. Someday they will die and fall to the earth. Even in death they will continue to contribute to their community. Look for dead and fallen trees along the trails. Observe how they continue to serve a purpose.


Visit the Friends of Friedrich Park website for information on how to support Friedrich Park and other San Antonio Natural Areas.


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