We invite you to set aside the fast-paced culture of today and step into the quiet and beauty of God’s creation at Cathedral Park for a few minutes or a few hours. Here you will encounter trails for wandering as well as benches for sitting and meditating, all among the sounds of calling birds and bubbling fountains. Many people come to Cathedral Park to enjoy nature and for quiet meditation and relaxation.
Cathedral Park is part of the Bishop Jones Center, home of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. The diocese includes 88 Episcopal Church congregations spread across 60 counties in south central Texas. The bishops and diocesan staff work in the large rock building on the property.
During July and August 2019, we will be reconfiguring the entrance and exit gates to the grounds, so access and events will be very limited. The Pavilion will be available Monday-Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. Access is through a gate on Torcido Road that is west of the main gate currently under construction. For help call the office at 210-824-5387.
Office hours are generally Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special events sometimes take place after hours.
Address: We are located at 111 Torcido Dr., San Antonio TX 78209. Our phone is 210-824-5387.
Parking: our gates are open generally 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays. After hours you may park on Torcido Drive and enter the property by the rock steps to the left of the entry gate on that street. If the gates are open after hours when you arrive, do not leave your car inside the gates, or you may get locked in.
Restrooms: A restroom is located in the Pavilion area. Find it next to the entrance gate at the bottom of the boardwalk.
Pets: If you bring your dog, please clean up after it, and keep it from damaging plants or other places on the grounds.
To help you enjoy your visit, these pages will give you more information:
Hallowed Ground: The History of Cathedral Park at the Bishop Jones Center is an 80-page monograph of the sacred and wonderful history of how Cathedral Park came to be. The book, by author Marjorie George, sells for $12 and is available at Amazon (search for Hallowed Ground by Marjorie George) or at the diocesan office located at the Bishop Jones Center.