Park Rules

Phil Hardberger Park is a natural area providing important wildlife habitat amidst an urban core. Please practice Leave No Trace Principles and do your part to keep the park wild.


  • Please stay on the trails

  • Please carry all trash to the nearest waste receptacle. Do not litter.

Glass Container Ban

  • The use of glass containers in Phil Hardberger Park is prohibited by ordinance.


  • Camping is not allowed at Phil Hardberger Park.

  • Camping is not allowed on Easter weekend.

Metal Detecting

  • Metal detecting is not allowed at the park.


  • Dogs must be on leash when not inside the dog parks


  • The feeding of any wild animals in the park is prohibited.

  • The touching or harassing of wildlife is prohibited.

Fire ban

  • There are Barbecue pits available in some of the picnic areas, where grilling is permitted.

  • Personal barbecue pits and grills are not allowed in the park.

  • Fireworks and smoke bombs are prohibited in the park.


  • Smoking and all forms of tobacco use is prohibited.

Dog Park Rules

  •  Use of dog parks is at citizens' own risk

  • Dog owners/handlers are responsible for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times.

  • There is a limit of three dogs per adult in the dog park at any time.

  • All dogs must be leashed when entering and leaving the dog park.

  • All dogs must have current rabies and all other vaccinations required by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and should be healthy and free of any diseases.

  • Dogs must wear collars and current license tags in the park.

  • Dogs in heat are prohibited.

  • Dogs under 4 months of age are prohibited.

  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Dog owners/handlers are responsible for picking up and disposing of all of their dogs' waste.

  • Never leave dogs unattended.

  • Dog owners/handlers must be in possession of a leash at all times.

  • Dogs showing any signs of aggression must be leashed and immediately removed from the dog park.

  • No food or drinks are permitted in the dog park. Training treats are allowed.

  • No bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades or motorized vehicles are allowed in the dog park.

to report any violations

 Please call Park Police


For emergencies, please call 911