The River Road Neighborhood Association firmly opposes a controversial and secretive proposal to use city bond funds to demolish San Antonio’s historic Sunken Garden Theater and convert it into an event space that will overwhelm the infrastructure of the entire area. “This is the people’s park. It is not for sale,” says River Road Neighborhood Association Chair Lucy Wilson. “The Brackenridge Park Conservancy has put forward a proposal to use public funds in a private development scheme.”
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 20 2022 - 12:08pm
Vocal public support for Brackenridge Park’s heritage trees has so far blocked San Antonio from carrying out a controversial plan to destroy more than 100 of them. On May 24, San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department will hold its third meeting for the public to learn and discuss the fate of the trees and the broader Brackenridge 2017 Bond project. However, due to the public’s anger and frustration with the previous meetings’ format, the city is now calling for a fourth meeting for public input.
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 13 2022 - 1:16pm
San Antonio Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department are hosting a series of public meetings regarding the Brackenridge Park 2017-2022 Bond Project. Learn about the restoration and preservation of the park's historic assets including the 1776 Upper Labor Diversion Dam, 1870's Brackenridge Park Pump House and 1920's River Walls. (Optional) Click here to register for the meeting to receive a meeting reminder or to attend virtually.
Written by City of San Antonio on Apr 12 2022 - 12:04pm
San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department officials announced the annual park curfew will be lifted at selected City parks for the Easter holiday. Park curfew will be lifted beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 and will resume at 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 17. Overnight camping allowed at the following City Parks:
Written by City of San Antonio on Mar 21 2022 - 4:23pm
San Antonio Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department are hosting a series of public meetings regarding the Brackenridge Park 2017-2022 Bond Project. Join in on the first meeting to learn more about the project and voice your opinions. For more information, refer to the image below.
Written by Greg Harman on Mar 21 2022 - 4:02pm
Recent statements by City staff related to the need to remove trees from Brackenridge. This article was originally published in Deceleration News.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Feb 22 2022 - 1:20pm
Updated: Hours after it was scheduled, San Antonio officials scrapped a vote by the Historic and Design Review Commission on whether to cut down 100 trees, some very old, in Brackenridge Park. The move came after District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez requested a minimum of three public hearings on the project, which is in his district. "We remain committed to the public process and ensure every voice is heard and valued," McKee-Rodriguez said in an earlier statement.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Feb 15 2022 - 4:53pm
Should the city cut down more than 100 heritage and significant trees along the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park? That’s the question on the Feb. 16, 2022 agenda of the Historic and Design Review Commission. Members of the public can voice their concerns before the commission votes on the item. Sign up before the meeting begins at 3 p.m. to speak, or provide comments through voicemail by dialing 210-206-4372.
Written by Greg Harman on Feb 3 2022 - 12:59pm
The following story was originally published at Deceleration News by Greg Harman. Update: The Historic and Design Review Commission has withdrew this item from its agenda before the Feb. 2, 2022 meeting.
Written by Sofia Briones on Jan 28 2022 - 3:49pm