Think of any city you've come to love.
From the world renowned to the historically classic to today’s modern city—every one of them has a vibrant place of gravity at its core.
Our downtown is represented by a mosaic of cultures – Payaya, Canary Islands, Mexico, Spain, Germany, India, Africa and others – forming a unique American identity.
It is the beginning of our story,
the heartbeat of our people and the place from which we imagine the future. From our center, our vibrant story flows into every corner of our neighborhoods, businesses, homes, people and city.
The viejitas in all our neighborhoods across this beautiful city know that we all need our community—we can’t do it alone—and they know that WE are a tightly woven magical fabric—something special and unique.
Carmen Tafolla Poet Laureate
It is in this central gathering place
that we play, dream, protest, connect and challenge one another to create the city we’ve all come to love. A place where we mourn together in times of loss and celebrate our collective victories sounding our horns loudly for our beloved Spurs.