When the weather gets warm, the residents of MorningStar, located north of Austin in Georgetown, love to get outside and enjoy the impeccable amenity center. This community gathering spot features a lap pool, open-air pavilion, fire pit, and magnificent children’s play area. Parks, greenbelts, and ponds are all thoughtfully placed or preserved at MorningStar to enhance the area’s natural beauty.
As much as the resort-like amenities keep residents and their kids happy, it’s the surrounding area – the Texas Hill Country – that gives this master-planned community its quiet, peaceful vibe. It’s also close to other Hill Country destinations that are just a short drive away. One of those is in the historic city of San Antonio. A new addition to this amazing city has made a day trip from MorningStar an even more fun excursion.
The San Antonio Skywalk is Finally Open
Nature lovers have a spectacular new place to enjoy in San Antonio. According to this news report, “The highly anticipated skywalk portion of the Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge at Phil Hardberger Park is officially open to the public. The elevated walkway is 1,000 feet long, six feet wide, and elevated 18 feet off the ground, offering spectacular views. It also connects pedestrians to the land bridge, which opened in December 2020.
“The Skywalk is one of the most unique features of the Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge,” former mayor Phil Hardberger stated in a press release. “I like to describe it as a zip-line powered by your feet. Visitors will get a squirrel’s eye view of the trees and ground below, offering a new perspective of the park and its animal inhabitants.”
Phil Hardberger Park is a 330-acre natural area park nestled amid a busy urban core. In addition to providing a space for recreation, Hardberger Park is a learning landscape with a gathering hall, outdoor classrooms, dog parks, play areas, and miles of trail.
It’s about a two-hour drive from MorningStar to San Antonio, via I-35 south, but with the scenery along the route, it seems like a few minutes. Once in the SA area, visitors should use the NW Military Entrance for Phil Hardberger Park, 8400 NW Military Highway. Upon entering, drive down to the Urban Ecology Center. After parking, walk about half a mile from the center to the skywalk.
If there is time left in the day, San Antonio also offers visitors other options such as tours of the Alamo, the world-famous San Antonio Zoo (in Breckenridge park), and history on just about every street corner.