With fountains and bridges:
And bell tower and gondolas, with J. Crew:
These pictures were taken Charles Spurgeon, San Marcos, Texas, 4 Dec 2005. I’ve found others up through about 2007.
It looks like in early 2009 the gondolas got converted into the Remote Boat Marina:
The remote boats even have a facebook fan page.
And the mall still advertises “Gondola Picturesque Fountain Area and bridges available for event and photo background rental”.
Contact: Guest Services
(512) 396-2200 or 1-800-628-9465
3939 IH-35 South
San Marcos, TX 78666
With a little imagination, something can be done with retention ponds to make them attractive and maybe even a revenue generator.