SAN ANTONIO — Residents of San Antonio can now enjoy Confluence Park.

The park sits on the banks of the San Antonio River, less than a mile from the 300-year-old Mission Concepcion. It offers four key components; culture, education, ecology and recreation.

People can enjoy the large pavilions, an interactive learning space, and brilliantly colored murals. The San Antonio River Foundation ensured the protection and rescue of 17 live oak trees. Kids will have interactive space to learn about this area's ecosystem.

Funds were raised back in 2007 to purchase the land and for the past four years the $13 million park has been transforming on the Southside. Money to fund the park came from public, private and corporate support.

A park opening celebration takes place Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.