News & Events

Park Closures

Facilities

4/19/18

The Sonny Melendrez Community Center is closed through the first week of May for maintenance in preparation for replacement of the gym floor. Please visit these nearby centers:

  • Cuellar Community Center (located at 5626 San Fernando Street)
    • Mon-Th 2:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday 2:00pm – 7:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Phone: 210-207-3156
  • Meadowcliff Community Center (located at 1260 Pinn Road)
    • Mon-Th 3:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Sat 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Phone: 210-674-0820

Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve the Melendrez Community Center.

 

Parks

Friedrich Natural Area 2/26/18

Closed trails: Vista Loop, Juniper Ridge, Fern Del, Bosque, and Restoration Way.

Open trails: Main Loop, Water Trail, Juniper Barrens, and Forest Range.

 


 

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Greenway Trail Closures as of 4/9/18:

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Salado Creek Greenway – Boardwalk anti-slip surface treatment

Anti-slip surface panels will be installed on the Morningstar Boardwalk (Salado Creek Greenway near LBJ Park) starting mid-April and will be completed by June 1, pending weather conditions.  The trail is expected to remain open to public use during the installation.

 

Leon Vista Trailhead – Trail Closure (Trailhead construction)

The Leon Vista trailhead, located at 8561 Rochelle St has been substantially completed and the trailhead been reopened to the public.

 

Leon Creek Greenway North – Trail Closure east of Old Fredericksburg Road

Approximately ¼ mile of the Leon Creek Greenway will be closed east of Old Fredericksburg Road (to the point at which the trail currently ends at I-10) starting Wednesday, February 20.  The trail will be closed until approximately fall of 2018, in conjunction with construction of the new segment of Leon Creek Greenway (I-10 to the Rim).

 

Leon Creek Greenway – Trail Closure (TxDOT construction)

Leon Creek Greenway (2.2 miles from Ingram Road to W. Military Dr.) – The trail is currently closed under Loop 410 and southward to Military Drive (including the trailhead parking area at 8802 W Military Drive) until early 2018 due to TxDOT construction of the Loop 410 bridge.  Re-construction of the trail by TxDOT is expected to be completed by April 30.  Notice will be emailed/posted when the trail has been reopened for public use.

 

Medina River Greenway – Trail Closure at 281 Trailhead (sewer line construction)

The Medina River Greenway trailhead at 13855 S. Hwy 281 will be closed for approximately two months starting Monday, April 23.  The main trail from Pleasanton Road to Mattox Park will remain open to public use until further notice.

 

Apache Creek Greenway – Trail Closure (SAWS construction)

Due to a SAWS sewer replacement project, the Apache Creek Trail is currently closed from 19th street to San Jacinto Street.

 

Please call 311 to report closed locations not reflected in this report

 

***WHY ARE THE TRAILS CLOSED?***

All natural surface trails are impacted by foot traffic, and the impact on these trails is magnified when they are wet. People leave depressions and ruts on wet trails, and this can result in permanent damage in the form of erosion and trail widening. Every centimeter of soil that gets washed away due to erosion takes 200 years to be replaced. The best environmental management practices as well as a concern for patron safety require that trails be closed when they are wet. Friedrich Wilderness Park is joining the San Antonio River Authority, Government Canyon State Natural Area, and other state and national parks, in implementing a policy of closing wet trails. Please help protect our natural resources by obeying trail closure signs. Your cooperation and understanding will help preserve Friedrich Wilderness Park for future generations.

 

 


 

Thursday, April 26, 2018