The Brackenridge Park Master Plan was commissioned by the City of San Antonio to create a comprehensive plan to shape the future development and rehabilitation of Brackenridge Park for many years to come. The project was managed by the Transporation and Capital Improvements Department in collaboration with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Brackenridge Park Conservancy.
The Master Plan “empower(s) the Brackenridge Park Conservancy to develop a ‘well-funded strategic management plan’ to sustain park programming, development, maintenance, and operations”. This would include “an overall and Brackenridge-specific plan for park operations (integrating development, maintenance, operations, and programming) should be established”.
The 2017 Brackenridge Park Master Plan was commissioned by the City of San Antonio to create a comprehensive plan to shape the future development and rehabilitation of Brackenridge Park.
The following goals for Brackenridge Park are outlined:
- Integrate Brackenridge Park into its surroundings and clarify the Park perimeter.
- Ensure the Park edge should look like a park wherever it is publicly visible; treat the dominant Park boundaries of US 281, Broadway Street, and Hildebrand Avenue as park-related public ways, not hard edges containing the Park.
- Work with the Park’s institutional neighbors to create a Park District.
- Enlarge the Park.
- Set hard boundaries to prevent any future encroachment of current publicly owned and/or accessible land and establish the current free area of the Park as the minimum free area of the future.
- Strengthen the historic organization of the Park along the San Antonio River and the Catalpa-Pershing Channel.
- Balance active, passive, and cultural uses of the Park.
- Create community support for the well-being of the Park.
- The 2017 Brackenridge Park Master Plan was commissioned by the City of San Antonio to create a comprehensive plan to shape the future development and rehabilitation of Brackenridge Park.
In September 2018, the City of San Antonio entered into a management agreement with the Brackenridge Park Conservancy to lead the development in Brackenridge Park and to conduct fundraising opportunities in support of the Park.
The management agreement with the City of San Antonio requires that the Conservancy be consulted on all activity affecting Brackenridge Park.
The agreement provides for the BPC to implement educational programs concerning the historical, cultural, ecological, environmental, conservationisrt scientific, horticultural, wildlife, and other aspects of the Park.
The managemenet agreement also provides that the BPC shall take over opertaions of the Lambert Beach Bathhouse, Kampman House, restroom/storage building, the Pump House, Mexican Village, and Miraflores.
In September 2019, the City of San Antonio entered into a funding agreement with the Brackenridge Park Conservancy that gives the BPC the exclusive rights to redevelop the Sunken Garden Theater.