The restoration of the Voelcker dairy barn was celebrated April 13, 2013. The 1500 square foot dairy barn went through a major transformation.
Rotted wood was replaced; the windows and roof were repaired; new electrical work was installed and the exterior was given a new paint job.
The restoration of the barn was funded through the Voelcker Trust and money raised by members of the Associated General Contractors’ Construction Leadership Forum (CLF), who also donated their time and expertise to the restoration.
This restoration is culturally and historically significant because the barn is the remaining symbol of Hardberger Park’s roots and heritage as a dairy farm. Hardberger Park is a natural area, a place to run and play. It’s also an outdoor classroom where visitors can learn about urban ecology and our south Texas farming heritage.