The management of Phil Hardberger Park is intended to achieve and maintain a balance between the restored native landscape patches and introduced active park uses. Each of these designated areas has different implications for necessary maintenance and intensity of management.
The Master Plan establishes a system of major Loop Trails and Site Lines that connects all the program areas and provides multiple means of access throughout the Park.
Seventy five percent of the property will be managed as landscape preservation and restoration with distinct plant and wildlife communities; low-impact park uses are strategically inserted to minimize disturbance of these habitats.
Phil Hardberger Park has the opportunity to be a living laboratory and model for sustainable technologies which demonstrate how the urban environment can be constructed in ways that benefit the environment, while counteracting the impacts of urbanization and impervious cover.