Who We Are
San Antonio strives to solidify and strengthen its place as a cultural icon in the region. We know that a growing city must improve in every way. Great cities have great downtowns, and great downtowns have great urban parks that provide an oasis and inspiration to residents and visitors.
Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC) and the Hemisfair Conservancy are working together to make San Antonio one of the greatest cities in America by redeveloping the site of the 1968 World’s Fair into a series of three parks in the heart of our famous downtown. Building upon a special past, our goal is to provide an inspiring urban park that all San Antonians will enjoy today and pass on as a cherished treasure for future generations.
Why This Matters: Health and Prosperity
There are many reasons to be a champion for Hemsifair. They include: supporting healthy lifestyles, community development, public access to greenspace, and economic growth.
It will take many partners to support the development of 19 acres of parkland. To create, activate, and sustain the magnitude of this 21st-Century park district, the Conservancy must garner generous contributions from a broad variety of individual donors, family foundations, corporations, and other grant-making sources. All San Antonians are invited to create a piece of history.
Phase II of Hemisfair’s redevelopment, the nine-acre Civic Park, will open to the public in 2022. The Conservancy is seeking philanthropic support to keep construction on track, operate and maintain the parks, rehabilitate historic structures, relocate mature trees and plant 215 new trees, and offer a variety of free and engaging programming to the community.
As we improve financial capacity, we will improve our ability to accomplish our mission and deliver a world-class park to the people of San Antonio. No financial contribution is too small. We rely on donations from partners like you to take Hemisfair from good to great. Together, we can preserve the historical treasure of Hemisfair and breathe new life into the heart of our city.