Events in the Park
San Antonio Events
YOGA in the Gardens
at Japanese Tea Gardens
Brackenridge Park hosts various events throughout the year to benefit the Park. Countless other events in the park occur year round whether hosted by the city, destinations located within the park or San Antonio residents.
Bring your kids and their bikes for a guided bike tour to explore Brackenridge Park. Learn about controlling invasive plant species and identify ways to improve park flow both internally and externally.
Please join Mayor Ivy R. Taylor for an evening with Thomas G. Becan, Chariman of the Houston Parks Board, as he talks about the role of community support in creating great parks and the role that great parks play in creating vibrant communities.
Learn how Houston has become one of America's leaders in green infrastructure!
Enjoy a painting class and coffee along with discussions about the Brackenridge Park Draft Master Plan.
We’re recreating an archeological dig for children of all ages to uncover replicas of artifacts that would have been found within Brackenridge Park.
Moderator Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR
CEO/Founder The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The revitalization of Brackenridge Park is a long-term goal. To achieve success, the Brackenridge Park Conservancy (BPC) understands the importance of building a big tent of public, private and corporate stewards. In collaboration with The Cultural Landscape Foundation, City Parks and Recreation Department and Presenting Sponsor Pearl, the Brackenridge Park Conservancy is convening a one-day symposium. We will celebrate excellence in design and planning of San Antonio’s unique projects including Pearl, San Antonio Botanical Garden and the San Antonio River Museum/Mission Reaches and emerging projects, San Pedro Creek and Confluence Park, leveraging the vision of these projects and applying it to Brackenridge Park.
“Parks and open spaces are taking center stage in North America’s urban renaissance as multi-purpose catalysts and vital connective tissue. The reuse and rehabilitation of extant infrastructure creating innovative and inspiring new sites, spurring a renewed civic aspiration for design excellence. As San Antonio moves forward, it has the opportunity to leverage its rich past and its unique cultural palimpsest.” Charles A. Birnbaum, Huffington Post Blog, City Shaping VII: Connecting San Antonio, May 9, 2016
Charles A. Birnbaum spent 15 years as coordinator of the National Parks Service Historic Landscape Initiative and a decade in private practice in New York City with a focus on landscape preservation and urban design. While a Loeb Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design, he founded The Cultural Landscape Foundation and in 2004 was awarded the Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning + Preservation and a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Washington D.C. based non-profit organization that provides people with tools to see, understand and value landscape architecture, its practitioners and our shared landscape legacy.
The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization created to be a steward of and an advocate for the Park and an instrument for preserving and enhancing the Park’s natural, historic, and recreational resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations. The BPC is the only organization dedicated solely to protecting Brackenridge Park, operating in an advisory capacity under a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of San Antonio that is administered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Please join us as we work together to elevate Brackenridge Park to the position it deserves—the jewel in San Antonio’s municipal park system.
For more information and sponsorship details, please contact:
Lynn Osborne Bobbitt, Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org | (210) 452-3926
Good neighborhood parks bring communities together, increase property values and improve physical and mental health. The City of San Antonio’s $850 million bond proposal on the May 6 ballot includes funding to help improve San Antonio’s quality of life and enhance the open spaces that provide our families with a healthier lifestyle. Proposition 3 will fund more than $187 million for improvements and development of our City’s parks and open spaces.
Mayor Ivy Taylor along with other city leaders will come together to show their support for continuing the growth and development of our parks and recreation facilities in San Antonio.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Joske Pavilion in Brackenridge Park
Enter the park from Broadway on Tuleta, turn right onto Brackenridge Dr. and the pavilion will be to the right
Ivy Taylor, Mayor
Lila Cockrell, Former Mayor
Lynn Osborne Bobbitt, Executive Director, Brackenridge Park Conservancy
Joe D. Calvert, President, Brackenridge Park Conservancy
The OneSA 2017 Bond campaign is a coalition of city leaders and supporters committed to educating the community about the six proposed infrastructure propositions listed in the upcoming May 6th ballot.
More info at www.onesa2017.com
The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is assisting the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department to remind park users during the Easter weekend to clean up trash and recycle. Enjoy your park & make it shine! Volunteers are needed to distribute trash & recycle bags during the four-day holiday. Please pitch in & join the volunteer brigade! Happy Easter in Brackenridge Park! Volunteers will meet at the Brackenridge Park Conservancy Office on Brackenridge Drive, adjacent to the Joske Pavilion and Playground. Water, snacks & supplies provided.
The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Spirit of Brackenridge Park!
Join us for a "sparkling" evening beneath the oak trees as we board the San Antonio Zoo Eagle Train for a progressive tour of Brackenridge including handcrafted libations and live music at two trains stops.
Board the train at The evening will culminate at The Sunken Garden Theater where guests will enjoy a "bubbly" atmosphere including more live music, cocktails and a delicious dinner menu created by San Antonio's Chef Jason Dady.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact email@example.com withsponsorship inquiries.Purchase Your Tickets Now!
Estimated 500-1,000 attendees from throughout the San Antonio area
New Location: Backenridge Park by Lambert Softball Field along the San Antonio Riverbank
The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is pleased to present the 7th annual Parktoberfest! Parktoberfest is a fun community event which embraces San Antonio’s German heritage. Proceeds from this special event help fund the Conservancy’s general operations as well as special projects, preservation of historic structures, educational programs for school children, volunteer clean-up and planting efforts,and feral cat management.
Local craft breweries providing samples: Alamo Beer, Busted Sandal Brewing Company, Freetail Brewing Company, Pedernales Brewing Company, Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery, Bexar Brewers Homebrew Club and the San Antonio Cerveceros.
Parktoberfest will be highlighted in an ongoing on-air advertising campaign on Trinity’s KRTU to maximize exposure to the community at large. We will also list the event on the most prominent community calendars for additional promotion.
The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is committed to offering its partners significant recognition, promotion and access.
Brackenridge Park invites you to its first annual Paint the Park! On May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have invited recognized San Antonio artists to capture the landscape and historic features of Brackenridge Park. This event brings awareness to both local artists and the work of the Brackenridge Park Conservancy.
Artwork will be exhibited in the Brackenridge Park Conservancy Office after the event. Artists will set up their easels at Lambert Beach and paint the San Antonio Water Works Pump House, Bath House, Berlin Iron Bridge, and more. See map for directions.
Dr. Ricardo Romo, Brackenridge Park Conservancy Advisory Board Member, is curator of Paint the Park!
Lunch available for purchase from Cheesy Jane's Food Truck
from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thank you to sponsors San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department and Cheesy Jane's
The artists who are taking part include the following:
(Click on their biographies to learn more about each artist.)
This event will take place on May 19, 2018 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m at Brackenridge Park near the Joske Pavilion and the Brackenridge Park Conservancy Office, 531 Brackenridge Way. This event is open and free to the public.
On May 19th, Brackenridge Park Conservancy hosted the first plein air event at Brackenridge Park. Curator, Ricardo Romo, invited artists from Hausmann Millworks to paint scenes of landscape and historic features. Meet the artists, John de Leon, Denise Homer-Pintor, Julene Franki, and Albert Gonzales, peruse the art, and make a purchase!Bring your friends!
Gala Celebration at the Low Water Crossing
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Volunteers walk the park grounds and hand out recycling information and garbage bags to the annual campers.
Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Noon - 2:30 p.m.
(Minors must be accompanied by parent/guardian.)
To volunteer, email Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are also needed for the post-event litter pick up on Monday, April 22, 2019, beginning at 8 a.m.
The second annual Paint the Park! brings together San Antonio artists to capture the landscape and historic features of Brackenridge Park. This event fulfills one of the goals of the Brackenridge Park Conservancy, which is to raise awareness of Brackenridge Park through special programming that is free and open to the public.
Recognized San Antonio artists will set up their easels in the north area of the park and paint scenes of the San Antonio River, Water Works Pump House #1, Bath House, Berlin Iron Bridge, Joske Pavilion and more. Artwork will be exhibited and available for purchase in the Brackenridge Park Conservancy Office after the event.
A portion of sales will benefit the Brackenridge Park Conservancy to continue its mission to preserve and restore your park
Celebrate San Antonio's German heritage at Parktoberfest, a free event from the Brackenridge Park Conservancy!
Participating breweries include Cerveceros, Alamo Beer Co., San Antonio Lager, Bexar Brewers, and Saint Arnold.
Thank you to our sponsors KRTU91.7, Hausmann Millworks, and City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation.
We are pleased to announce that the 2020 honorees are Tracy and Nelson Wolff.