Nov 27, 2021: The Union Pacific Railroad Splash Pad is closed for the season.

Diwali at Hemisfair 11/2019

Who We Are

Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC) and the Hemisfair Conservancy are working together to redevelop and activate the site of the 1968 World’s Fair into a series of three parks in the heart of San Antonio.

In 2009, the San Antonio City Council established HPARC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit local government corporation that is governed by a 13-member board comprised of local stakeholders and two City executive staff members. Board members provide direction to Hemisfair staff and are appointed by the 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 addition to environmental and cultural sustainability, Hemisfair has a goal of becoming financially self-sustaining. The Hemisfair Conservancy, an independent 501(c)3 with its own board of directors, was created to raise, manage and allocate philanthropic dollars for parks improvement projects through generous contributions from a broad variety of individual donors, family foundations, corporations and other grant-making sources.

Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation Board of Directors

  • Cara DeAnda Chair Chief Financial Officer, Versa Development/Galaxy Builders
  • Juan Landa Vice Chair Managing Director, Avalon Advisors, LLC
  • Corina Castillo-Johnson Secretary Assistant General Counsel, The University of Texas System
  • Steve Yndo Treasurer Owner, Yndo Urban
  • Lucio Cantu Senior Asset Manager, Santikos Real Estate Services, LLC
  • Melissa Chamrad Owner, Duke Development Services
  • Tracy Hammer President, Stanley Hammer & Co.
  • Martha Martinez-Flores Creative Director and Owner, MM Creative
  • Sue Ann Pemberton, FAIA, FAPT President, Mainstreet Architects Inc. Director, University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Architectural Engagement
  • Rod Radle Co-director, Inner City Development
  • Kristi Wyatt Associate Vice Chancellor of Communications and Engagement, Alamo Colleges District Office of Communications
  • Lori Houston Ex Officio Assistant City Manager, City of San Antonio
  • Ben Gorzell Ex Officio Chief Financial Officer, City of San Antonio

Hemisfair Conservancy Board of Directors

  • Sandra Nannini Chair Eastern Region Business Initiatives Consultant, Wells Fargo
  • Teri Grubb Immediate Past Chair Senior Director | Leadership at CAPTRUST
  • Craig Leighton Treasurer Financial Investments Entrepreneur
  • Lorena Peña Secretary Realtor, RE/MAX Associates and Peña Realty Group
  • Marshall T. Steves, III Manager, Steves Doors
  • John Asel Chairman and Managing Member, Asel & Associates, PLLC
  • Ivan Jaime Director of Public & Government Affairs for Texas and Oklahoma, Walmart
  • Josefina Longoria Writer
  • Howard Lutz SVP, Intercontinental Wealth Advisors
  • Tommy Oliphint Senior Wealth Advisor, Covenant Multifamily Office, LLC
  • Chris Talley Founder, Talley Communications, LLC
  • Doug Ward Retired, Former Chief Investment Officer, USAA


  • Andres Andujar CEO Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation
  • Anne Krause Executive Director Hemisfair Conservancy