Member Biography

Homer Garcia

Mr. Homer Garcia III has been with the City of San Antonio organization since 2001 and in his service with the City, Homer has worked in the Auditor’s Office as well as the Department of Human Services and Animal Care Services.  Homer has been with Parks and Recreation since 2009 and was promoted to Assistant Director in early 2017 overseeing the Department’s Park Operations to include trades work and daily park/trail maintenance, urban tree canopy, natural resources and the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program.  In February 2020, Mr. Garcia was appointed Director of the Parks and Recreation Department after serving on an interim basis since July 2019.  Mr. Garcia leads a department of over 560 full-time staff members with an annual budget of over $113 Million across various funds and capital projects.  Recent Departmental highlights include the passing of the City’s largest Bond Program in May 2022 with $272 Million for 82 Park projects including $103 Million for greenway trail development; and achieving accreditation in September 2022 through the National Recreation and Park Association’s Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas State University

  • Master of Business Administration, Our Lady of the Lake University

  • Certified Public Manager, State of Texas and the National Certified Public Manager Consortium


  • American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration

  • Local Government Hispanic Network

  • National Recreation and Park Association

  • Texas Recreation and Parks Society


Mr. Garcia is married to a local educator and the proud parent of three children. Mr. Garcia is a native of San Antonio, Texas.