Laying the Foundation

After 122 years of loving the Park, these historic grounds are in need of a radical renaissance. Within this treasured community space, stone walls are crumbling with natural areas overgrown and impassable, while historic buildings are in serious disrepair.

In 2018, the Brackenridge Park Conservancy quietly began a bold, multiphase endeavor to transform the 343-acre urban Park into a nationally recognized jewel for San Antonio.

The first step in this effort is to improve infrastructure as well as the water quality and natural areas along the 2.2-mile stretch of the San Antonio River that runs through the Park.

In partnership with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department and the San Antonio River Authority, the Conservancy worked with SWA Group, Overland Partners, Work5shop, and Seventh Generation to develop the scope of work for the project.

This endeavor will restore historic features and buildings, improve river flow throughout the Park, restore and interpret the historic 1776 Spanish Dam and Acequia and 1878 Water Works Pump House, and rebuild the 1930s-era WPA river walls. 

We are excited to announce that, in partnership with the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and the Conservation Society of San Antonio, Phase One has received $10,150,000 in support of its $13,400,000 goal.

Now, we need the community’s support to raise the final 25 percent of funds for this project.

With your help, we can lay the groundwork for a complete resurgence of Brackenridge Park and ensure that this vital gathering space will remain for generations to come.

For more information, contact Lynn Osborne Bobbitt, executive director, at lynn@brackenridgepark.org.