Crockett Park Plaza

In 2007, the Tobin Hill Neighborhood Association, the San Antonio Parks Foundation, Parks and Recreation Department staff, Heye Mosaics and students from the North East Independent School District North East School of the Arts collaborated on a tile mosaic around the gazebo, creating a small plaza.

Flowers representing parts of Davy Crockett’s life were selected: an iris from his home state of Tennessee, the bluebonnet for Texas, the state he helped liberate, and a dahlia, representing Mexico, to which he intended to immigrate and where he ended up during the revolution.

Jon Thompson and Kathleen Trenchard designed the graphics. Artist Jerimiah Heye of Heye Mosaics translated the graphics into the tile mosaics. Students from Northeast School of Arts helped to produce templates for the concrete impressions and for layout of the mosaics as well as in the production of the mosaics. Technical assistance was provided by artist and instructor Leonardo Benavides.

The project received a $19,000 grant from the San Antonio Parks Foundation and the cement work creating the plaza around the gazebo was done by the Parks and Recreation Department in-house construction crew headed by Marvin Klar.