(June 27, 2015—NEW BRAUNFELS) Area veterans, local elected and community officials and residents of the Vintage Oaks community in New Braunfels honored Veterans today by dedicating a new park and memorial walkway. Timber Ridge Park and Veteran's Walk is a 23-acre community park situated at the heart of the community on an open valley with long views to the surrounding Hill Country and crowned by a grove of heritage oak trees, some over 300 years old.
“This park represents a tribute to the area’s veterans and service men and women who risk their lives every day for freedom,” said Thad Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer of SouthStar Communities. “Vintage Oaks is home to many retired military from across Texas and the country. Nearly 40% of our residents have served or are serving in the military. Many retired veterans are returning to the San Antonio area from other parts of the country to have easy access to Veteran’s services. They remember the beauty of the Hill Country and find a welcome home here at Vintage Oaks. We want to thank our servicemen past and present, and add an important monument to our community to show that they are remembered.”