Landa Gardens Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to beautify and maintain the grounds at Landa Library, a branch of the San Antonio Public Library.
The grounds include the Valero Pavilion, a concrete sculpture designed and created by nationally renowned artist Carlos Cortés. The pavilion can accommodate a concert, can be used as a stage for children’s theater, story hour or puppet show, even a wedding or birthday party. The Gardens include beautiful landscaping, walking paths, benches, playground improvements, more than 7,000 new plants and a community garden.
It is the hope of Landa Gardens Conservancy that the entire community uses and enjoys Landa Gardens.
The Texas Library Association has awarded
the Landa Gardens Conservancy with the 2009 Benefactor Award. This prestigious
award recognizes substantial donations such as land, buildings, stocks, cash and collections by individuals, institutions and foundations to libraries.
The Landa Gardens Conservancy was honored as a Library Champion by the San Antonio Public Library on June 22, 2008.
The Landa Gardens Conservancy was honored by Respite Care of San Antonio on March 22, 2007 at its fifth anniversary of "A Celebration of Love and Children" dinner.
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By Emily Jones | Photography By Greg Harrison | January • February 2013
Library is no longer just for readersBy Sarah Mills | MySA | Sunday, June 17, 2012
Children run and play outside the Landa Branch Library, but no one shoos them inside and tells them to use their inside voices. College students lounge under trees, but no one runs them off. Families picnic in the shade of a pavilion, but no one tells them to keep off the grass. For eight years, the Landa Gardens Conservancy, a nonprofit volunteer organization, has been working to make the library more than just a place to check out books.Read More