Senator Frank L. Madla Natural Area – Top Places to Visit in Helotes, Texas

9788 Menchaca Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

Frank L. Madla Senator, Jr. The late senator whose family resides for a long time in the region of the Scenic Loop is named the Natural area.  The City of Grey Forest (City of Madla website) manages the nature park and has received a 42 hectare grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife, and preservation funds from the City of San Antonio at the intersection of Scenic Loop and Menchaca. In addition, the active conservation of the natural areas for the benefit of present and future generations has been carried out in order to preserve the wildlife of the natural area. A pavilion situated on the trail head for visitors to the park is the highlight of the natural area, which acts as a meeting point for future training programmes. 

This park has a rich history, just like the surrounding lands. There are structures dating back to the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. In 1852 John Conrad Beckmann and his wife Regina, both of whom came to America in 1841, founded the park site. John was a fabricated trade craftsman and had a house near the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. The site was purchased by John for his mother, who grew homesick in Switzerland for her native lands. The property was bought for Regina as a weekend retreat and would include a cabin in Swiss style. The farm was used as the location of an Indian raid in 1853 and the farmkeeper and his family were killed. The 

Natural Area is a special place because it honors a great leader in the community. Senator Frank L. Madla, Jr. It’s also especially located in an area of natural wonders and wealth that enriched the life of Senator Madla just a stone’s throw away. You will appreciate some of these beautiful natural wonders during your visit— living oaks, exquisite birdsongs, gently scented brises, and unforgettable stops from the urban rush. However, under your feet lay some of the most precious wonders. On 9 April Dr. George Weni is going to lead us into the hollow hills of the Helotes Creek Valley, Director-General of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute. Such cellars are karst and are drained gradually in the calcareous tank, which provides water to the Edwards and parts of the Glen Rose system. Their area offers shelter for rare and endangered species which are present in the world nowhere else. The minerals and materials that they protect carry the history of past cultures, plants, animals and climates in the region.

This amazing location is located in beautiful Helotes, Texas, along with these other must-see places of interest: 

  • Bridgewood Park
  • Helotes Creek Winery
  • Sandra Day O’Connor High School
  • Old Town Helotes
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
  • Government Canyon State Natural Area
  • Senator Frank L. Madla Natural Area
  • Wildhorse HOA Sports Park

And after your visit make sure to stop by the best CBD Store in Helotes, Mary Jane’s CBD Dispensary, on Bandera Road!

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