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 11-member board comprised of representatives from a cross-section of local stakeholders. Board Members are approved by the San Antonio City Council to serve two, or four-year terms. The responsibilities of HPARC include acquiring property, planning, developing, constructing, managing, maintaining and financing projects at Hemisfair.
In 2012, HPARC completed the renovation of three structures on the site which now serve as offices (Eagar House), a conference center (Carriage House), and support services (Eagar Dependency) for HPARC. Along with the renovations, the San Antonio City Council voted to approve HPARC’s master plan for the redevelopment of the site.
In addition to environmental and cultural sustainability, Hemisfair has a goal of being financially self-sustaining by the year 2020.
- 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