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 River Road Nei… on Jan 12 2022 - 12:33pm
Written by Vivian Lopez on Mar 9 2023 - 6:59pm
The Executive Committee of the Texas Historic Commission (THC) tabled the City of San Antonio’s plan to remove and relocate about 67 trees. In order for the city to go ahead with their plans, they must first obtain approval and receive a permit from the THC.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Feb 6 2023 - 4:26pm
Tree advocates earned a small victory when the controversial Brackenridge Park Bond Project was pulled off the Texas Historical Commission (THC) agenda on Feb. 1, delaying the city’s plan to chop 77 heritage trees. According to the THC, the project was removed from the agenda due to travel safety amid the freezing weather. It will be discussed at the next meeting.
Ignoring advocates, city pushes to axe heritage trees and expel protected birds in Brackenridge Park
Written by Vivian Lopez on Sep 23 2022 - 7:33pm
After seven meetings that were supposed to engage residents to discuss and ask questions about the 2017 Bond Project plans, residents say they still feel like they haven’t been heard as the City of San Antonio pushes ahead to remove 77 historic trees in Brackenridge Park.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jul 8 2022 - 12:50pm
A fourth meeting about the fate of heritage trees in Brackenridge Park ended with a proposal to remove 43 trees and save 34 trees originally slated to be destroyed. The fourth Brackenridge 2017 Bond Project meeting was held on June 14, 2022 where findings and final recommendations were presented on phase one which consisted of wall relocation conclusions, tree assessment, final designs, and project schedule. The next meeting is scheduled for July 14.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jul 7 2022 - 2:26pm
Byline: City of San Antonio
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 8 2022 - 1:25pm
San Antonio Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department are hosting the fourth meeting on Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. regarding the Brackenridge Park 2017-2022 Bond Project. The meeting will be held virtually and in person at the Witte Museum. 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. To register and watch the meeting virtually, click here.
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: