In 1975, River Road neighbors founded the River Road Neighborhood Association which became a non-profit 501(c) in 1976. In 2010, neighbors worked to designate its historic resources and the River Road Historic District was adopted by City Council in 2011. River Road is currently in the process of continuing to preserve these historic and cultural resources by developing Historic District Design Guidelines which will serve as a consolidated resource for design requirements within the District. Their overarching goal is to protect our history and quality of life that is defined by our relationship to the San Antonio River.
The mission of the River Road Neighborhood Association is the protection, maintenance and enhancement of the River Road Historic District. This includes the protection, maintenance and enhancement of the ecological, historical, social and cultural elements which formed the Neighborhood and endowed the area with its present character.