McAllister Dog Park

Improving parks and the parks experience starts with people, an ethos championed by the San Antonio Parks Foundation since 1981. In early fall 2021, longtime SAPF media partner, Texas Public Radio began looking at ways to further expand their “Yappy Hour” series – a virtual programming success story that developed and grew out of necessity […]

Play SA Initiative

In 2020, the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department and Spurs Give teamed up with the San Antonio Parks Foundation to form the Play SA initiative, committing $1 million to renovate parks across San Antonio’s 10 City Council Districts. Projects have ranged from revamped basketball courts to a skate park to upgraded playgrounds throughout San […]

Japanese Tea Garden Improvements and Programming

The San Antonio Parks Foundation is responsible for all programming efforts at the historic Japanese Tea Garden and strives to honor the storied legacy of San Antonio’s most treasured public garden. Through the Mabel Jingu Enkoji Family Fund for the Arts, SAPF raises monies for year-round, financially accessible public programming at the garden featuring diverse […]

Tamōx Talōm Food Forest Project at Padre County Park

The Tamōx Talōm Community Food Forest is a 4-acre space designed and maintained by the San Antonio Community. The Food Forest is a living park designed with the purpose of observing and preserving local climate and customs, and putting contemporary permaculture systems into practice. This urban agriculture pilot project helps provide a source of fresh […]

Maverick Park Enhancements

Completed in April 2021, a new one-acre dog park includes fenced sections for all dogs and small dogs, drinking fountain with a pet fountain, and mutt mitt dispensers. Additional park amenities include new picnic tables and seating, landscaping, a Portland Loo restroom, and trash and recycle bins. Maverick Park enhancements were funded by the voter-approved […]

Arneson River Theatre

Maintenance and Renovation The San Antonio Parks Foundation facilitates ongoing maintenance projects and improvements to the Arneson River Theatre, originally constructed in 1941 by the Works Progress Administration. Through a gift from the Helen Kerr Foundation, the Arneson River Theatre received new stage flooring and cabling in 2019.

Martin Luther King Park Playground

In 2017, the San Antonio Parks Foundation secured a $60,000 grant from USAA to benefit Martin Luther King Park. With the help of USAA volunteers, new playground equipment was installed in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first March for Justice held in San Antonio.

Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park

As of 2005, the San Antonio Parks Foundation manages and operates the Japanese Tea Garden and Jingu House in Brackenridge Park by way of a Memorandum of Understanding approved by the San Antonio City Council, which resulted in the successful renovation, preservation, and re-opening of the garden. The San Antonio Parks Foundation raised $2 million […]

Milam Park Fountain and Playground Installation

Milam Park is a beautiful and historic facility located in the heart of downtown San Antonio with a long history. By 1885, water pipes and sidewalks had been installed and trees planted, beginning the development of Milam Park as we know it today. In 2001, the construction of the Milam Park Fountain was completed with […]

Medina River Natural Area

Headquarters & Medina River Trails The beginnings of the decade-long improvements to the Medina River Natural Area began with a $500,000 grant from the Kronkosky Foundation funding the Master Plan, completed in 2001. In 2022, 19 acres were purchased with the assistance of a Texas Parks and Wildlife grant in which a match was received […]