GEORGE PARKER/AFP/Getty Images The Busch gardens, which was created as part of a $3 billion redevelopment plan in the city’s northwest, will be closed for renovation in 2019.
Busch’s owner, William Koch, said the site will be a sanctuary for people of all ages and genders, including the children.
The original Gardens were created in 1961 to celebrate the life of the late artist, artist and author Paul Klee, who was known for his sculptures and other works of art.
The gardens opened in 1974 as a temporary home for the city to accommodate a homeless shelter.
It closed after the city shut down in the wake of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
The Bushes have spent $1.7 billion on the renovation, according to Forbes.
“We will be working very hard to reopen the gardens as quickly as possible, and the gardeners of our city will welcome the return of the gardens,” Koch said in a statement.
Bushes CEO said they have received positive feedback from the community on the redesigned gardens, according the San Antonio Express-News.