Hardberger Park


Phil Hardberger Park is a 311-acre natural area park. Wurzbach Parkway bisects the middle of the park, separating it into a west side, with access off NW Military Hwy, and an east side, accessed by Blanco Road. The park was developed on the site of a former dairy farm. The original 19th-century farmhouse still stands on the park’s east side. Amenities include trails, playscapes, dog parks, picnic facilities, basketball courts, an outdoor classroom, an urban ecology center and the Salado Creek overlook. Each side of Phil Hardberger features a dog park with agility equipment and areas designed for both small and large dogs. Hardberger Park is classified as a natural area, and recreational usage is limited to help preserve the environment. Visitors should stay on the designated trails, in order to lessen their impact on wildlife and plants. Alcohol, loud music, off-road motorized vehicles, and glass containers are not permitted.

Location and Hours


(East Entrance) 13203 Blanco Rd 78231
(West Entrance) 8400 NW Military 78231

Sunday-Saturday: sunrise – sunset


Hardberger Park East has more than two miles of trails, and Hardberger Park West offers its own set of completely unpaved trails. Pets are welcomed on all of the trails. They must be kept on a leash, and owners must clean up after their pets, including disposing of bags in trashcans. Mutt Mitts dispensers and trashcans are found at many of the trailheads, at the playgrounds and near buildings.



Geology Trail and the Water Loop (East):

Trail heads for these decomposed granite trails are near the Salado Creek Building and Outdoor Classroom.


Salado Creek Greenway North Trail (East):

The Salado Creek Greenway North Trail begins at Huebner Road, makes its way through the park along Voelcker Lane and continues to the Walker Ranch Historical Landmark Park. Since the opening of the Walker Ranch segment, Salado Creek Greenway North extends 4.1 miles. The Voelcker Lane Trailhead is near the half-way point and has more than 70 parking spaces.


Savanna Loop Trail (West):

Completely unpaved, the Savanna Loop Trail begins behind the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center and can also be accessed from a trail leading from the playfields. It is 1.84 miles long.


The Oak Loop Trail (West):

Also unpaved, the Oak Loop Trail is .84 miles and can be accessed from the short Savanna Trail that begins at the playground parking lot.

More Information

More information on the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation website: