Community input sought on proposed changes to Brackenridge Park

6 meetings planned for revised master plan

SAN ANTONIO – The city of San Antonio is hosting several meetings over the coming weeks on proposed changes to the Brackenridge Park master plan.

The first meeting will take place Tuesday at the Lions Field Adult and Senior Center located at 2809 Broadway Street from 6 - 8 p.m.

“We will have visual boards that really identify exactly what the strategies today are so that people can better articulate and know how they feel and respond to those particular visions,” Homer Garcia, Acting Assistant Director of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, said.

Just some of the goals include additional parking, restoring natural areas, integrating the park into the surrounding area. Those putting together the master plan, such as Jim Gray with Rialto Studio, say the goal is to have fewer cars, more people and more green space.

Some of the solutions proposed include:

  • Additional parking garages around the park, paid for in a private/public partnership.  
  • Develop a common hardscape and landscape theme for all portions of the park.
  • Create a better pedestrian environment.
  • Additional land acquisition
  • Improve water quality to support human contact

Click here to read the entire presentation.

People who frequent the heavily used park near the San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea Gardens and Sunken Garden Theater understand the importance of cultural preservation.

“We love this park and we love this area and we don’t want to lose that (history),” Lana Hernandez said.

Costs aren’t yet associated with the proposed changes to the park because plans haven’t been finalized. When they are, voters would need to approve bond funding to pay for the visions.

Other meetings in the coming weeks include:

Tuesday, June 21

Doris Griffin Senior Center

6157 NW Loop 410, Ste. 120

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Theater

1301 Guadalupe Street

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28

Little Carver Civic Center

226 North Hackberry Street

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 7

Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center

8400 NW Military Hwy.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13

Ramirez Community Center

1011 Gillette Blvd. 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.