A little over 50 years ago, the Town of Hollywood Park became official in a homeowner’s garage. The neighborhood, connected to the old San Pedro Street by a gravel road, was growing in 1955. Residents were concerned about losing the neighborhood’s autonomy to San Antonio and so a meeting was held to discuss the possibility of incorporation. It was decided that homeowners would vote to make the decision. One October Saturday in 1955, residents met in the garage of the Weinholtz home and voted on paper ballots. History was made in the garage that day and the Town of Hollywood Park was officially incorporated on December 7, 1955.
Back then the town was small but growing and seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere. The closest grocery store was the Handy Andy on San Pedro. The closest place to take the kids to dinner was the Jim’s Frontier Drive-In restaurant on San Pedro and Basse.
Hollywood Park of yesteryear was a place where young-minded individuals selected home-sites on which to build homes they intended to live in for the rest of their lives; homes built to last for generations. Among the community’s leaders of today are the children and grandchildren of those early residents. The city’s population is a cross-index of young professionals, lawyers, teachers, doctors and businesspeople.
Hollywood Park is not just another subdivision made of brick and mortar; it’s a community with a unique history and a vibrant future. It is a great, peaceful and friendly place to live. Families working together have created a true sense of community and this spirit still thrives today.
Most of the property in Hollywood Park remains private residential property, with large lots, and an abundance of trees. We are a community shaped by the inflections of its early days along with a spirit of cooperation and pride that continues to keep Hollywood Park known as one of the best places to live.
We are a beautiful community in Bexar County located within the far north central San Antonio metro area.
Presently the Town enjoys a diverse population of approximately 3,272 residents.