Nov. 6 community event to promote Brackenridge Park’s heritage, future

A Nov. 6 community event at Brackenridge Park will be a chance for visitors to learn more about the park’s past, present and future. (Courtesy Charlotte Mitchell/Brackenridge Park Conservancy)
A Nov. 6 community event at Brackenridge Park will be a chance for visitors to learn more about the park’s past, present and future. (Courtesy Charlotte Mitchell/Brackenridge Park Conservancy)

A Nov. 6 community event at Brackenridge Park will be a chance for visitors to learn more about the park’s past, present and future. (Courtesy Charlotte Mitchell/Brackenridge Park Conservancy)

An open house set for Nov. 6 in Brackenridge Park is designed to showcase the park’s history, current programming, and future opportunities for preservation and improvement, park advocates said.

The Brackenridge Park Conservancy and the San Antonio River Authority are hosting the open house at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. across the park. Admission is free to the public.

Attendees will have opportunities to get refreshments, enjoy entertainment and receive information about the park around three key park areas: 531 Brackenridge Way near Joske Pavilion, the Tony “Skipper” Martinez Softball Field at 3610 N. St. Mary’s St. and Starbucks at 3910 N. St. Mary’s St.

Live entertainers will include trumpeter Jerrold Feigenbaum at 11 a.m. and accordionist Santiago Jimenez at 1 p.m.

Scheduled food trucks include Cheesy Jane’s burgers, Charm City SnoBalls, and Dona Kiki’s Tacos and Gorditas.



There will be an exhibit of artifacts found in Brackenridge Park from The University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Archaeological Research.

There will also be information tables where visitors can get updates on ongoing and planned park projects.

Additionally, participants are invited to answer a survey about the park and enter into a chance to win a native tree or a San Antonio Zoo family membership.

The park conservancy has been receiving public feedback regarding a recently unveiled Cultural Landscape Report that states the park is in decline.

However, the report calls for healing the park’s ecology, protecting and celebrating its cultural diversity, elevating its identity locally and nationally, and modernizing the park.

The Cultural Landscape Report can be found at the park conservancy’s website, https://www.brackenridgepark.org/conservancy-projects/cultural-landscape-report.

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