Easter: March 31st

Get ready for the busiest day in the park! Hundreds of families celebrate Easter at Brackenridge every year. This year, the conservancy is gifting attendees with a photo area and free photographer who will join in on the festivities. A QR code will be distributed and displayed throughout the park linking people to where they can find their photos. The only requirement to get free photos will be to enter a few bits of information like zip codes so that the conservancy can gather more data about who visits the park.

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Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Brackenridge Park Conservancy (BPC) is co-chairing with the City of San Antonio, a community planning effort to reconcile plans for the park. Brackenridge is the backyard for all San Antonians. We want to ensure that it is honored for generations to come.

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Revealing the Park's History

In July 1863, the Union Army defeated Confederate forces at Vicksburg, effectively taking control of the Mississippi River and stranding 50,000 soldiers on the river's west side. Left to supply shoes, harnesses, saddles, and more for these soldiers, Confederate army quartermasters turned their attention to a tannery in San Antonio, on land that today is in Brackenridge Park. Details of this story and so many others about Brackenridge Park are revealed in San Antonio author Lewis F. Fisher's latest book, “Brackenridge: San Antonio’s Acclaimed Urban Park”. Click here for more of Richard Marini's article about the tannery in the Express News. To purchase the book, click here.

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Cultural
Landscape Report

The Brackenridge Park landscape contains an astonishing 12,000 years of documented prehistoric and human interaction with the upper course of the San Antonio River. In that span, its 120-year existence as a municipal park is relatively short. Brackenridge Park is thus more than a municipal park...

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Pump House &
Lambert Beach

The general goal is to repair and enhance historic features of the site as outlined in the CoSA 2017 Bond Project. These site features include the Brackenridge Lily Pond, Upper Labor Dam, Upper Labor Acequia, Pump House, and Lambert Beach. The directive for the areas are: preserve and rehabilitate the Lambert Beach river walls acequia walls and upper labor dam; preserve the lily pond walls and water gates; and rehabilitate and restore the pump house structure.

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Every San Antonian has a memory of Brackenridge Park — family gatherings under the shade trees, driving through the low water crossing, riding the paddle boats on the river. Enjoying Brackenridge Park has been a part of our shared history for more than a century.

Situated just below the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the site of Brackenridge Park has been an oasis for humans for 12,000 years, from indigenous people who found water, food, and shelter here to Park visitors today who come to relax along the river, to wade in the low water crossing with their children, and to explore the Park's historic sites and some of San Antonio's most beloved attractions.

Brackenridge Park is free and open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Easter: March 31st

Easter: March 31st

Get ready for the busiest day in the park! Hundreds of families celebrate Easter at...


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