Celebrated by Native Americans and, later, Spanish explorers for the lush beauty of its surroundings, the San Pedro Creek was channeled and diverted underground in the 20th century—much like its more famous counterpart, the San Antonio River. Judging from the first phase of this project, completed in 2018, the restoration of this body of water to its natural flow will be a major contribution to the ongoing beautification of downtown. Aquatic plants, shade trees, and perennials planted on the creek’s shores have already begun to attract ducks and other native wildlife, while the new walkways that overlook them draw locals and visitors alike with such features as interpretive signs, benches, and local artwork. A free mobile app, downloadable from the website, provides an interactive audio walking tour of this remarkable linear park.