July is Parks and Recreation Month and the City is inviting all San Antonians to ‘Get Wild’ about Parks and Recreation - the theme of this year’s festivities. Residents can enjoy getting wet and wild at one of the city’s 24 outdoor pools or get wild with nature at one of the Natural Area Parks, all while learning the many valuable benefits the City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department has to offer.
Residents also can get active and step up to recreation. The City’s Park and Recreation Department is making it easy and fun to get healthy by offering the Fitness in the Park program again this summer. They are invited to visit any of the 30 parks now equipped with free outdoor fitness equipment, or they can get close to nature while getting in a great workout by cycling or hiking 41 miles of greenway trails. More than 100 miles of trails can also be found in dozens of City parks including Brackenridge, Hardberger, McAllister, South Side Lions and Woodlawn. The new schedule of free fitness classes is available at the Parks and Recreation website.
San Antonio's trail system also is receiving recognition at the national level. Leon Creek Greenway North and the Medina River Greenway were recently designated National Recreation Trails, joining a network of more than 1,150 previously designated trails that span more than 13,650 miles through 23 states. San Antonio's greenway trail will receive a certificate of designation, a letter of congratulations from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and a set of trail markers.