Outside For All

01apr9:00 am2:00 pmOutside For AllOutside For All showcases San Antonio's outdoor recreation opportunities & facilitates community discussion9:00 am - 2:00 pm Japanese Tea Garden, 3853 N St. Mary's Street

Event Details

The San Antonio Parks Foundation and The City of San Antonio’s Parks & Recreation Department Present

The San Antonio Parks Foundation, in partnership with the City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department, is proud to host the 4th Annual Outside For All, an outdoor celebration of the diverse outdoor recreation and green space opportunities in our community!

Nonprofit organizations active in outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, and health & wellness are welcome to setup display booth at no cost to promote their initiatives, distribute educational materials, and tell the story of their work. To reserve space, please email hello@saparks.org or call (210) 212-8423.

The theme for 2023 is “Co-Creating Community In Urban Parks” with a keynote address by former U.S. Housing & Urban Development Secretary, Henry Cisneros focusing on the role of government funding in creating and supporting dynamic public green spaces.

Round table discussions open to all park users, facilitated by topic experts will follow the keynote address. Round tables will center on three discussion topics:

  1. How should we acknowledge the complex histories of parks to nurture co-creation of community in parks?
  2. What is the most effective approach to securing funding through public and private partnerships, and individual giving?
  3. What are the best practices to develop programming and initiatives for successful community engagement?

Representatives from each round table will give a summary of their discussion along with suggested solutions. The event provides park users a platform to share their ideas and concerns on how all parks can be intentionally inclusive and welcoming in order to fully utilize resources for outdoor spaces, including diversity, walkability, security, transportation connectivity and wellness. Results of this continuing dialogue help the community at large, and area governmental leaders gain an understanding of public needs.

Can’t make it to the event? Take the Outside For All Survey to give feedback on park accessibility.

Outside for All is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 9 am to 2 pm at the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park. The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Jingu House.

Parking is readily available in the spacious lot on St. Mary’s St. located next to the Japanese Tea Garden and the Tuesday Musical Club.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00 am: Nonprofit partners will open their display booths at the garden entrance to share information on outdoor recreation activities, environmental education, and health & wellness including educational materials on importance of parks and green spaces to our quality of life. Many will offer free giveaways and games. Exhibitors include Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, DisAbilitySA, Tamox Talom Food Forest, ActivateSA, and many more.
  • 11:00 am: Welcome remarks by Mary Jane Verette, SAPF President and C.E.O. & Homer Garcia III, Director of CoSA Parks & Recreation
  • 11:15 am: Keynote address by Henry Cisneros
  • 11:45-12:30 am: Round table discussions
  • 12:30-12:45 pm: Round table discussion summaries
  • 12:45-1 pm: Closing remarks by Brandon Logan, San Antonio Parks Foundation Board Member & Outside For All Event Chair
  • 2:00 pm: Event concludes

Want to get involved?! Email hello@saparks.org for partnership and volunteer opportunities.


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Japanese Tea Garden

3853 N St. Mary's Street