Phil Hardberger Park is divided by Wurzbach Parkway. Connecting the east and west sides of the park is critical to creating a cohesive natural area and protecting the wildlife living in the park. The ideal way to connect the two sides is to build a Land Bridge broad enough for animals and people to safely cross, as is described in the park's master plan.
The Land Bridge will be 150 feet wide and will cost $25 million. More than just a way to cross from one side to the other, the Land Bridge will be a continuation of the natural beauty of the park. People crossing it will have the experience of climbing over a hill, unaware of the traffic below.
Features of the Land Bridge
- • One-of-a-kind SkyWalk, an elevated walkway that gently climbs through the tree tops to the top of the bridge
- • ADA trail, making the bridge accessible to everyone
- • Best practices of Low Impact Development, creating opportunities for education on conservation, wildlife and the Texas Landscape
- • Unique design for people AND animals, the only bridge in the world to serve both
The Conservancy commissioned the design of this iconic Land Bridge in 2014 and has pledged to raise $10 million. The City of San Antonio staff recommended that the 2017 COSA Bond include funding for the remaining $15 million.
You can help build the Land Bridge
- • Contact the Mayor and your City Council Member to let them know that you support the City staff’s recommendation to fund the Land Bridge in the 2017 COSA Bond
- • Join the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy. A strong membership demonstrates to city leaders that our community cares about green spaces and is ready to invest in our parks.
- • Make a donation. Your gift to the Conservancy will put us closer to uniting the park, making the entire park accessible to visitors and eliminating the tragic loss of wildlife that tries to cross the parkway.