Anita Valencia | Butterfly Bench


Anita Valencia

South of Lone Star Blvd. opposite of Roosevelt Park

A bench by Anita Valencia, who draws inspiration for her art from concern over rampant consumerism and its ecological impacts, highlights the conservation efforts of the San Antonio River Foundation. The brightly colored bench features swarming butterflies made of recycled aluminum cans and compliments the profusion of wildflowers showcased in this stretch of the river.


The San Antonio River Foundation commissioned and funded public artworks for the benefit of our community and in support of our partners in the $384M San Antonio River Improvements Project. All works along the Mission Reach have been donated to the City of San Antonio’s public art collection in perpetuity.

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600 E Euclid Ave,
San Antonio, TX 78212

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Your Generosity Has Changed Your World

Since 2003, our Foundation has privately raised and reinvested over $43 million dollars in enhancing your San Antonio River experience. Our project partners —the San Antonio River Authority, Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, and the US Army Corps of Engineers — have invested over $789 million in river improvements for our community. Together, our investments have added over $3.6 billion in economic impact through adjacent private investment and development.