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30apr9:00 am2:00 pmOutside for All9:00 am - 2:00 pm 3853 N St. Mary's Street

Event Details

The San Antonio Parks Foundation and the City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department Present

OUTSIDE FOR ALL

In partnership with the City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department, the San Antonio Parks Foundation is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Outside For All, an outdoor celebration of the diverse outdoor recreation and green space opportunities in our community!

The theme for 2022 is “Reimagining the Economics of Green Space” with a panel discussion moderated by Randy Beamer featuring Marc Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Visit San Antonio; Dr. Kara Allen, Chief Impact Officer of Spurs Sports & Entertainment; Brian Dillard, Chief Innovation Officer of City of San Antonio; Brooke Kearney, Chief Development Officer of Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative; and Tiffany Price, Landscape Architect at dwg.

The discussion will center around ways investment in green spaces helps advance broad segments of the community and improves the quality of life for all. Innovation, development, tourism, and impact investment all play key roles in shaping the economics of green space forged by intentional opportunities to build equity, enhance accessibility, and prioritize inclusive green spaces that expand community wealth.

The event provides park users a platform to share their ideas and concerns on how all parks can be intentionally inclusive and welcoming in order to fully utilize resources for outdoor spaces, including diversity, walkability, security, transportation connectivity and wellness. Results of this continuing dialogue help the community at large, and area governmental leaders gain an understanding of public needs.

Outside for All 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 at the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park.  The event is free and open to the public.

Schedule of events:

 

  • 9:00 am – Nonprofit partners will open their display booths at the garden entrance to share information on outdoor recreation activities, environmental education, and health & wellness including educational materials on importance of parks and green spaces to our quality of life. Many will offer free giveaways and games. Exhibitors include Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, South Texas Off Road Mountain-Bikers, Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, Friends of San Antonio Natural Areas, and many more.
  •  9:30 am – Nonprofit showcase “Show & Tell” activities and presentations
  • 12:00 pm – “Reimagining the Economics of Green Space” Panel Discussion moderated by Randy Beamer featuring Marc Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Visit San Antonio; Dr. Kara Allen, Chief Impact Officer of Spurs Sports & Entertainment; Brian Dillard, Chief Innovation Officer of City of San Antonio; Dr. Brent Fields, Chief Executive Officer of Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative; and Tiffany Price, Landscape Architect at dwg.
  •   1:30 pm – Community Q&A Session with panelists and City of San Antonio Parks Director, Homer Garcia III
  •   2:00 pm – Event concludes

 

Parking is readily available in the spacious lot on St. Mary’s St. located next to the Japanese Tea Garden.

 

The San Antonio Parks Foundation would like to thank our Official Outside For All partner, the City of San Antonio. The event is made possible by a grant from Union Pacific.

 

“Strengthening Union Pacific’s diversity programs is a key focus and an ongoing process essential to growth and prosperity. Our most innovative solutions will be developed by teams of people who view challenges through different lenses and come together to create game-changing technologies paving the way to Union Pacific’s next 155 years.”

– Lance Fritz, Chairman

 

Union Pacific’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is based on the desire to create an environment where people can be their best, personally and professionally. From an employee’s perspective, a diverse culture increases engagement, improves morale and supports safety. From a business perspective, diversity improves the company’s decision making, problem solving, and strategic thinking, which translates into a competitive advantage with bottom-line results.

 

ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

Randy Beamer – Outside For All Panel Moderator

Randy Beamer is the host of “On the Record,” airing Thursdays at 7:00 pm on KLRN (Channel 9) in San Antonio.  He also shoots and produces other projects. He was a National Merit Scholar at Drake University and briefly attended the USC Film School, before finally deciding on Journalism, and started full-time in TV news as a photographer while still in college.

 

Over more than 40 years in news, most recently at News 4 San Antonio, he won nine Emmy awards.  He enjoyed (and still enjoys) covering positive stories as much as possible.He was the News 4 San Antonio weeknight news anchor for more than 25 years, but still managed to shoot, report, and edit his own stories, as often as possible, as he’s always been happier and more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.

 

He also worked in Denver and Iowa, but San Antonio is definitely home. Beamer is most proud of his four awesome children and a new grandson.

 

Dr. Kara Allen – Chief Impact Officer, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Kara trusts that communities have the answers and is an unapologetic believer in young people and the adults that uplift them.

 

Kara joined Spurs Sports & Entertainment as its first Chief Impact Officer in October 2021. In this role, Kara leads all aspects of community and societal impact, including SS&E’s philanthropic arm (Spurs Give), and provides oversight for all philanthropic engagements, community investments, and nonprofit partnerships alongside all internal and external initiatives that advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, social justice and sustainability for SS&E. Kara also leads all crisis management and crisis response initiatives for SS&E.

 

Prior to joining SS&E, Kara served as Chief Executive Officer and led the national expansion of NewRoot Learning Institute. She previously served as the President & CEO of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides housing and wrap-around thriving support for young people impacted by the foster care system and housing insecurity. In addition, Kara moderates racial affinity leadership experiences through Pahara Institute, teaches graduate courses, and serves on the Board of Directors of CoachArt and The Wayfarer Foundation.

 

After starting her professional career as a teacher in Oakland Unified School District, Kara earned a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at Loyola Marymount University. Kara is lucky to be called “mom” by some beautiful humans; her oldest is at UC Davis Medical School and her youngest is loving elementary school.

 

Marc Anderson – Chief Executive Officer, Visit San Antonio

Anderson brings 29 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry to his new position in San Antonio, including work in global sales, marketing, public relations and e-commerce.

 

Anderson formerly served as Chief Operating Officer for Choose Chicago, the sales and marketing entity for the City of Chicago, and McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America.  For that worldwide major destination, the Chicago native showcased a unique experience in growing market share for both citywide conventions and leisure/global development (tourism), and now focuses on a new emerging San Antonio market.  Additionally, Anderson has extensive international experience, promoting the United States as well as developing new territories with influential relationships in Canada, China and the Middle East.

 

Prior to Choose Chicago, Anderson was the Regional Director of Marketing for The Peninsula Hotels, for which he oversaw the regional sales, marketing, public relations and e-commerce office for all the company’s business development in the Midwest and Canada.

 

Anderson, a graduate of Drake University, also brings a wealth of industry experience and relationships with him as he is currently on the Board of Directors for the United States Travel Association (USTA), an Executive Committee Member of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, Co-Chair of the USTA CEO Roundtable and is a member on Destinations International’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

 

Brian Dillard – Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio

Brian Dillard is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Antonio. He began his career in public service in 2018 as the Smart City Administrator for the City of San Antonio. Prior to joining the local government sector, Brian was a Cybersecurity consultant in the private sector working with Shell Oil, Chevron Oil, Lockheed Martin, and Delta Risk. Brian began his career as a member of the United States Air Force where he served ten-years Active Duty as a Cybersecurity Operations Specialist.

 

Brian is a third-generation Eastside San Antonio native. Upon returning to San Antonio toward the end of his military career, Brian became a neighborhood advocate and community leader. Brian is the former President of the Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association and has served as a Board Member for VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Ella Austin Community Center, the San Antonio Centro Partnership, and the Martinez Street Women’s Center. Brian is an alumnus of Leadership San Antonio (LSA43), Leadership SAISD, and the San Antonio New Leaders Council. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and currently resides in Dignowity Hill with his dog Pepper.

 

Brooke Kearney – Chief Development Officer, Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative

Since obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2007, Brooke Kearney has poured her time and talents into her passion for inclusion and accessibility. In 2012, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Kaplan University, which allowed her to take her skills to the next level. Currently, she is the Chief Development Officer at Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative – the nonprofit umbrella organization that coordinates the administration and development for Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first Ultra-Accessible™ theme park, and its likeminded entities: Morgan’s Inspiration Island, Morgan’s Wonderland Sports, Morgan’s Wonderland Camp, and the Multi-Assistance Center at Morgan’s Wonderland. Brooke is responsible for fundraising, development, and community relationships for all Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative entities.

Prior to starting at Morgan’s Wonderland in December of 2019, Brooke worked at The Arc of San Antonio and The Down Syndrome Association of South Texas. During her time at The Arc, Brooke’s vast array of skills allowed her to advance into the role of Director of CSCM (Community Services Case Management) and Community Education, where she oversaw a vibrant Case Management program serving more than 240 children per year. Her experience then led her to The Down Syndrome Association of South Texas as the Executive Director, where she took pride in serving more than 1,200 people with Down syndrome and their families in the region.

 

Tiffany Price – Landscape Architect, dwg.

With several years of experience wearing multiple hats, Tiffany joined the dwg. team with a broad perspective of the discipline. Rooted in responsiveness and drawing from prior experience in project management, she prioritizes the merging of contradictory challenges into cohesive solutions. Accordingly, her work reflects a firm commitment to reconciling pragmatics with the idealistic bits of life. With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Texas, both halves of her brain — and even her Texas rivalries — are decidedly balanced.

 

Professionally, she has enjoyed the privilege of presenting San Antonio’s expanding Low Impact Development design efforts at the EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference in Fort Worth and serves as an officer for the South Texas Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Serving community schools and other local groups needing a hand here and there is a priority she continues to balance. Sharing is caring, after all! With a couple of boys, a couple of dogs, and a whole lot of irons in the fire, if you can’t find Tiffany at her usual spot in the hill country with a tool belt, she might be hiding in a hammock with a book.

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Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

Japanese Tea Garden

3853 N St. Mary's Street

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