Brackenridge Park Reconciled Plan & Project Inventory

About

Brackenridge Park

In May 2023, City Council approved funding from the Midtown TIRZ to support a new planning effort for Brackenridge Park. Specifically the effort will consider the following:

The result will be a Reconciled Plan & Project Inventory for Brackenridge Park that:

  • consolidates the goals and objectives outlined in the plans above.
  • provides an inventory of uncompleted projects that were identified in the plans.

Through public input, stakeholders will agree on guiding principles and evaluation criteria that will inform future decisions about:

  • project selection
  • development
  • design

This new evaluation tool will be presented to City Council for adoption in 2024.

Public Input and Draft Documents

Public comments, survey results, and draft documents are available for review.

Review Plan Information

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

In June 2023, City Manager Erik Walsh reconstituted the Brackenridge Park Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The role of the Advisory committee is to facilitate public engagement and information sharing as the City begins to consider future development opportunities within Brackenridge Park.

In addition to informing the Reconciled Plan and Project Inventory, the Stakeholder Advisory will continue review and provide feedback on City projects moving forward.

Committee Members

Co-Chairs

  • Lori Houston, City of San Antonio
  • Terry Brechtel, Brackenridge Park Conservancy

Neighborhood Associations

  • Joe Bravo, Westfort
  • Bill Ayler, River Road
  • Parker Dixon, Tobin Hill
  • Taylor Watson, Mahncke Park
  • Toni Van Buren, Monte Vista

Stakeholder Organizations

  • Alex Gonzales, Visit San Antonio
  • Allison Cohen, Parks and Recreation Board
  • Andrew Peterson, Alamo City Golf Trail
  • Carrie Kimbell, First Tee
  • Frates Seeligson, San Antonio River Foundation
  • Irby Hightower, History and Culture
  • John Menelly, Doseum
  • Kathy Amen, Tuesday Musical Club
  • Mary Jane Verette, San Antonio Parks Foundation
  • Sara Beesley, Parks and Wildlife Advocate
  • Ramon Vasquez, History and Culture
  • Randall Preissig, Parks and Wildlife Advocate
  • Katherine Trumble, San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • Dr. Thomas Evans, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Dr. Vanessa Beasley, Trinity University
  • Vince Michael, Conservation Society of San Antonio

A Technical Committee has also been established that will support the bond projects and planning effort. The Technical Committee includes representation from:

  • Various City Departments
  • Bexar County
  • Brackenridge Park Conservancy
  • San Antonio River Authority
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Witte Museum

Past Meetings

March 18, 2024
February 13, 2024
January 16, 2024
November 14, 2023
October 10, 2023
September 12, 2023