Landlocked Lighthouse at Woodlawn Lake Park - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WayBetterFinder
N 29° 27.102 W 098° 32.052
14R E 545170 N 3258122
Quick Description: An iconic, but ornamental, landlocked lighthouse is in an artifical lake designed as a flood control system in the middle of San Antonio,TX only 3 miles from the heart of downtown.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2010 9:00:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM9AZY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ambrosia
Views: 8

Long Description:
Woodlawn Lake Park is a 64 acre park about 3 miles from the heart of downtown San Antonio. Thirty acres in the middle of these 64 acres is a small artifical lake about 20 feet deep that is regulated by a concrete dam and control gate that is part of the city's flood control system. This neighborhood of Woodlawn Lake is flat land that is the low area near downtown where flood waters tend to run during the heavy rains. The Alazan creek was dammed in the 1880s to form this lake to attract residents into the then rural area. The city of San Antonio aquired right to this land in 1918 and has been developing and improving this lake and park ever sense.
The park and lake are truely landlocked in the center of the 7th largest city in the United States by the residential and commercial developments for a radius of about 15 to 20 miles in all directions. The 20 foot deep lake could be drained completely simply by opening the control gate in the dam.
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