Wednesday, August 27, 2014
In 1916 the San Antonio Rotary Club gave 12 burros to the children of San Antonio. They were tended by a one-legged man known only as "Peg". The San Antonio Light ( April 8, 1917) states that all the kids just loved Peg. The donkeys were originally kept in corrals built next to the river, but in 1920 Ray Lambert, the Commissioner of Parks and Sanitation credited with much of the development of the park, took bids to construct a barn near the corrals.
The current renovation will replace the roof, convert the interior into office/educational space, and make the building handicap accessible. Upgrades to electrical systems are also included. The cost is estimated at $500,000.