All Public Art Projects managed by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture follow a comprehensive process. The Public Art Process includes six major checkpoints, in which we check in with the community and stakeholders for updates and feedback from beginning to end. Milestones with an asterisk indicate required approvals by our Public Art Committee and San Antonio Arts Commission. On average, a project can be completed in up to 24 months. 

Illustration of the major check points of the Public Art Process


Project Overview:

The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture has identified Walker Ranch Park as an opportunity for a public art sculpture project. This project is part of the 2022 Bond Program.

Walker Ranch Park has long been part of a larger archaeologically significant site. It was a favored campsite revisited over thousands of years for its crucial resources, such as water, plants, animals, and stone. It is believed this area also served as a supply ranch for Mission San Antonio de Valero, during the Spanish Colonial period. The land continued to be used as farm and ranch lands through the 19th century. It became known as Walker Ranch in 1905, after owner Ganahl Walker, Senior. The Walker family operated the ranch until 1972. Walker Ranch was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Through the City of San Antonio, the San Antonio River Authority, and many private donations, the park was formed and dedicated on May 15, 1999.

Public Art Project locations must gain approval from the San Antonio Arts Commission’s Public Art Committee before the project continues. This project gained approval from the Public Art Committee on August 1, 2023.

If a project is in a park or historic district/location it must gain approval from the City of San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation’s Historic Design Review Commission.

Project Location:

The sculpture will be located on the lawn near the main parking lot, restrooms, and playground.

Project location photo taken June 23, 2023.

This photo shows the site from Street view. There is a pink shape showing the sculpture location.

Walker Ranch Park: Community Engagement Report