By Pilar Arias
The Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy is much closer to having the funds necessary to construct the park’s land bridge.
Total project funds are estimated at $25 million for the bridge that will connect the west and east sides of the park over Wurzbach Parkway. The bridge will benefit humans and animals alike.
“As you walk across it you will not know that you’re not walking across a normal feature of the landscape,” former mayor Phil Hardberger said.
On Saturday, voters approved the bond that contributed $13 million to the project. An additional $10 million was secured by the conservancy through public and private donations. That means there’s just $2 million to go, and County Judge Nelson Wolff said he’ll try to get $1 million approved by Commissioners Court for the land bridge in September.
“I am going to start calling for the next several months a much, much smaller scale,” Hardberger said about the donations he’s hoping to get. Hardberger believes the conservancy has run out of $1 million at a time donors and is willing to take anywhere from $100 to $1,000 at a time, he said.
For more information about the park, the project or the conservancy, visit http://www.philhardbergerpark.org/