Del Rio is proud to offer its residents an exceptional quality of life and a low cost of living. Although our community is growing, we still retain the familiarity and comfort of small-town life, while offering easy access to the amenities of major markets such as San Antonio and Austin.
Recreation The City of Del Rio has several parks where you can relax and take the family to enjoy a day outdoors. Walking trail, playscapes, pavilions, and sports fields, there is something for the whole family to enjoy! Explore our parks download our Parks Guide!
San Felipe Creek
San Felipe Creek originates from spring-fed headwaters located approximately 3 miles northeast of downtown Del Rio. Flowing for a total of 9 miles the creek passes through the center of the City of Del Rio and ultimately discharges an average of 50 to 90 million gallons of water per day directly into the Rio Grande River. Geologically, the Del Rio area sits on thick beds of 100 million year-old Cretaceous limestone formed in an ancient sea bed. Like all limestone, the rock is porous and can contain and convey vast quantities of water. With most of the creek’s drainage basin lying within an urbanized area, the creek and its ecosystem are vulnerable to activities typical of such an area and can have a significant impact on the water supply of the
Rio Grande downstream of Del Rio.