To find Dionicio Rodríguez’s sculptures in Brackenridge Park:
The Japanese Tea Garden gate is at 3800 N. St. Mary’s St. You do not have to enter the garden to view the gate. Hours: Daily 8 a.m. to dark. Admission: Free.
The two small sheltered benches lie within walking distance of the gate, east of the garden and just south of the San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. The first is just east of the traffic circle at St. Mary’s and Tuleta streets; the other is a bit farther east, near the zoo’s education building (www.sazoo-aq.org).
To find the footbridge, drive south into the park on Brackenridge St. from Hildebrand Ave. between US 281 and Broadway St. You will see the bridge on your left, but follow the park drive that curves around to the right to find parking.
The hollow-tree sculpture is in the wilderness area south of Tuleta St. and west of Funston Place.
Other sculptures in San Antonio
The archway from Miraflores is in the Luby Courtyard of the San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave. Closed Mon. Call 210/978-8100; www.samuseum.org.
The bus-stop shelter is on the northwest corner of Broadway St. at Patterson Ave., about 6 blocks north of Hildebrand Ave.
Stone Werks Caffe & Bar, with the interlaced tree-limb fence, is at 7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Call 210/828-3508.
The Grotto at St. Anthony of Padua Shrine and Stations of the Cross is administered by the Missionary Servants of St. Anthony, who welcome quiet, respectful visitors. Groups of 20 or more can view the grotto from the street; such groups wanting to enter the grotto should request permission in advance from the Missionary Servants of St. Anthony. Write to 100 Peter Baque Rd., San Antonio 78209.
Haven River Inn is at 105 FM 473 near Comfort. Write to Box 899, Comfort 78013. Call 830/995-3834 or 888/995-7200; www.havenriverinn.com.
The Moye Retreat Center is at 600 London St., Castroville 78009. Call 830/931-2233; www.moyecenter.org.
Woodlawn Garden of Memories is in Houston, just north of I-10 and about 1.5 miles west of Loop 610. Visitors can obtain directions to the Rodríguez-made sculptures at the office, just inside the main gate. Write to 1101 Antoine Drive, Houston 77024; 713/682-3663.
To locate out-of-state sites, see www.cr.nps.gov/nr.
From the January 2006 issue.