Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Press Release: Nov. 7, 2011
Contact: Laureen Chernow
Hays County Communications Specialist
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Tuesday, November 1, to accept the donation of a tract of land from Wimberley Springs Partners (WSP) that will add .839 acres to the Jacob’s Well Natural Area. The triangular-shaped property, which currently holds a tennis court, is adjacent to the Jacob’s Well property acquired by the County in 2010 through 2007 voter-approved park bond funds.
“The County appreciates the opportunity to add to this sensitive recharge zone without cost to the County,” said Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley. “The timing is excellent for the addition of this piece of property as we are forming a countywide steering committee to help direct the planning effort for the entire park, which is some 81 acres total. Now this property can be included from the start of our master planning.”
“We are excited about the potential the park has for our neighborhood and for the entire Wimberley Valley,” said Winton Porterfield, Vice President of WSP. “As the County moves forward with a master plan for the park, there is a possibility we will make future donations, whether for parkland or perhaps an associated trail system.”
Jacob’s Well, a perpetual artesian spring, is considered one of the longest underwater caves in Texas. It is the headwaters for Cypress Creek and its waters flow through the City of Wimberley, forms Blue Hole Regional Park and ultimately reaches the Blanco and San Marcos rivers.
WSP, which owns and operates the Quicksand Golf Course in Woodcreek, also has extensive real estate holdings in the area.
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