Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy

1021 Voelcker Lane, #4

San Antonio, Texas 78248

(210) 492-7472

In May 2006, the Friends of Voelcker Park was established to organize individuals interested in the city's purchase of the Voelcker property to form a city park.

Now the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supports all aspects of the park, from planning activities to fundraising. The Conservancy office is located in the historic 1800’s Texas Stone House on the Voelcker Homestead. Access to the Voelcker Homestead has limited public access.


Executive Committee

Phil Hardberger President

Chuck Saxer Vice President

Will Kothmann Treasurer

Board Members

Bonnie Conner, President Emeritus

Michael Bernard

Francisco Cigarroa, M.D.

Brad Hawryluk

Cindy L. Jorgensen

Margaret Kanyusik

John Linkhart

Howard Peak "Emeritus"

Epitacio Resendez

Robert Rochelle

Diane Dalton Warren

Colleen Waguespack

Larry Zinn

Conservancy staff

Denise Gross
Executive Director

Teresa Shumaker
Associate Director


Mission Statement

To advocate renewal, recreation, and learning through nature in an urban setting for all in accordance with the Master Plan for Phil Hardberger Park.

Vision Statement

The Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy is a community-based organization of committed individuals whose concern is for excellence in the development of the park. The Conservancy is committed to creating a 330-acre natural area park for the use of our community, complete with a nature center, dog parks, play areas and walking, hiking and biking trails.

Value Statements

  • The PHPC will ensure all park development will be in accordance with the Master Plan and that all PHPC efforts will have a positive impact on the park.

  • The PHPC will advocate for and enhance an accessible and sustainable natural landscape for generations.

  • Through collaboration, the PHPC will seek to educate the public about the value and importance of our natural environment.