Thank you for your generosity. 

On behalf of the Brackenridge Park Conservancy, thank you for making a gift during The Big Give S.A. We raised $15,790—a major increase from last year’s $400. This was a Big Give!

May 5th was a tremendous day for nonprofits in South Central Texas. Thanks to generous people like you, the Big Give S.A. raised $4,303,500 for the 882 organizations that participated. San Antonio was 1st in the nation for most unique donors and earned 4th place for the highest donation total.

Your donation makes it possible for Brackenridge Park Conservancy to carry out its mission to: update the Master Plan vital to enhancing and protecting Brackenridge Park's natural beauty, historic buildings/features; create best-practice model for feral cats; offer education programs and tours; expand “greening of the park" initiative; and, host special events, including Parktoberfest on September 27, 2015.

Together, we can ensure that Brackenridge Park continues to be a delight and one of the gems of the city park system. While the first two years of the Big Give S.A. have been amazing, we aren't ready to stop now! Let's do it again next year!

We look forward to having you all back for next year's event on May 3rd, 2016!  
Thank you for your support!

Welcome to the Brackenridge Park.

San Antonio's "crown jewel of parks, rich in history, tradition and fun memories" is Brackenridge Park (Scott Huddleston - Express News). Located just below the headwaters of the San Antonio River, Brackenridge Park and the surrounding area have been a gathering place since prehistoric times. There is evidence of human visitation and occupation extending back at least 9,000 years, with more recent archaeological sites dating from the Spanish Colonial period and even the Civil War.  To learn more about the park click here to download a history by Maria Watson Pfeiffer.

Today, Brackenridge Park is one of San Antonio's most accessible, relaxing and varied recreational destinations, where visitors can enjoy golf, fishing, hiking, running, bird watching, lunch at the Japanese Tea Garden, train rides, family reunions, baseball, the San Antonio Zoo and the Witte Museum.

The Brackenridge Park Conservancy was created to be a steward of and an advocate for the park and an instrument for preserving and enhancing the park's natural, historic, educational and recreational resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations. The Conservancy will increase resources – volunteers, expertise, funding and influence – for the park. As the most vocal cheerleader for the park's environment and green spaces, the Brackenridge Park Conservancy will partner with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, other organizations and individuals to spearhead conservation, expansion and improvement endeavors.

The Mabel Jingu Enkoji Fund 
The memorial Mabel Jingu Enkoji Fund will be perpetually dedicated to supporting the Japanese Tea Garden, recently restored by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, and providing cultural programming in the spirit of the Jingu family's presence and legacy in the Tea Garden.  Brackenridge Park Conservancy accepts and manage contributions to the fund.  Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  To donate on-line, please click "GIVE" on the upper right corner of this page.  Please designate your check or PayPal gift as "Mabel Jingu Enkoji Fund." To learn more about Mabel Jingu Enkoji and her life, please click here.  To learn more about the history of the Tea Garden, the Jingu family, and the restoration of the Jingu House restaurant, please click here.

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