In 2009, the San Antonio City Council established the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC), a local government organization appointed to manage and revitalize the Hemisfair area.
HPARC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit local government corporation that was founded on seven principles that effectively guide all decisions in the redevelopment process of Hemisfair; connectivity, development, green space, balance, preservation, sustainability, and leadership.
The overall mission of HPARC is to expand the existing park, and improve its quality by merging the concept of preservation and growth. HPARC hopes to create a spectacular public space at the heart of San Antonio, complete with plazas, courtyards, green space, art and cultural amenities, residences, and local businesses. The plan for Hemisfair will mature the city center asset into a collective space, bursting with visitors, excitement, and functionality.
HPARC is governed by an 13-member board comprised of representatives from a cross-section of local stakeholders and two City executive staff members. Board Members are approved by San Antonio City Council to serve four-year terms. HPARC is responsible for acquiring property, planning, developing, constructing, managing, maintaining and financing projects at Hemisfair.
In 2012, HPARC completed the renovation of three historic structures on the site which now serve as offices for Magik Theater (Eagar House and Carriage House) and park support services (Eagar Dependency). Also in 2012, San Antonio City Council unanimously approved HPARC’s redevelopment master plan.
In addition to environmental and cultural sustainability, Hemisfair has a goal of being financially self-sustaining.
- Bill Shown Board President
- Dan Lopez Board Vice President
- Rod Radle Board Treasurer
- Sue Ann Pemberton Secretary
- Lori Houston
- Cara DeAnda
- Dirk Elmendorf
- Ben Gorzell
- Tracy Hammer
- Juan Landa
- Cynthia Lee
- Shokare Nakpodia
- Anne Krause Executive Director