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10/4/17 Pearsall Splah Pad

The Pearsall Splash Pad is closed due to the rain causing mulch to get in the water system tank and creating a chemical imbalance. 

 

Parks


O.P. Schnabel 12/7/17

O.P Schnabel: main gate is closed, both side gates are open.


Lady Bird Johnson 12/7/17

The boardwalk and low water crossing are closed

 

Olmos & Brackenridge Park 12/7/17

Olmos and Brackenridge Park low water crossing gates are closed.

 


 

 


 

trailS

 

Greenway Trail Closures as of 11/30/17:

 

Medina River Greenway- Short-term Event Closure

The Medina River Greenway will be closed beginning Friday, December 1st at sunset until sunrise Monday, December 4th from the Applewhite trailhead going east through the Land Heritage Institute’s property to the trail dead-end (The Lowlands) .

 

Leon Vista Trailhead – Trail Closure for construction project

The Leon Vista trailhead, located at 8561 Rochelle St, is currently closed for a trailhead expansion project.  Construction will be completed in Spring 2018.  During construction, trail users can access the Leon Creek Greenway using trailheads located at Mainland Road (8241 Mainland Dr.) or O.P. Schnabel Park (9606 Bandera  Rd.).

 

Leon Creek Greenway – Trail Closure at Bandera Road creek crossing

Leon Creek Greenway is currently closed where it crosses the creek at Bandera Road, to reduce ponding during flood events.  The trail is expected to be reopened in late December, 2017. 

 

Leon Creek Greenway – Trail Closure at Loop 410 south of Ingram Road

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. 

 

Salado Creek Greenway – Trail Closure at Holbrook Road

The Salado Creek Greenway Trail is temporarily closed at Holbrook Road just north of Rittiman Road for SAWS Construction.  The trail is expected to be reopened in early 2018.

 

Apache Creek Greenway – Trail Maintenance

Due to the SAWS sewer replacement project,  Apache Creek Trail will be closed at Escobar Park starting the week of May 1, 2017 and will last about 3 months. The westbound trail will stop at Amistad Park.

 

Salado Creek Greenway – Trail Closure at MLK Park

The Salado Creek Greenway Trail through Martin Luther King Park is currently closed as the park undergoes a series of enhancements, including a bridge over Salado Creek. Signs are posted noting construction ahead and a detour path.  The Trail is expected to be reopened in January 2018. 

 

Medina River Greenway- Short-term Event Closure

The Medina River Greenway will be closed beginning Friday, December 1st at sunset until sunrise Monday, December 4th from the Applewhite trailhead going east through the Land Heritage Institute’s property to the trail dead-end (The Lowlands) .


Leon Creek Greenway 10/11/17

Leon Creek Greenway – Creek crossing at Bandera Road will be closed for approximately six weeks (weather depending) starting on Monday, October 23.  The creek crossing is being renovated to mitigate flooding and ponding more effectively.

 

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9/27/17 - Huesta Creek Greenway Trail (Temporary Closure)

The Huesta Creek Greenway trail at Babcock Road will be closed until approximately October 20 to mitigate ponding water on the trail as it passes through the box culvert. 

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9/27/17 - Salado Creek Greenway- Closure at Holbrook Road (Temporary Closure)

The Salado Creek Greenway Trail is temporarily closed at Holbrook Road just north of Rittiman Road for SAWS Construction.  The trail is expected to be reopened in early 2018.

 

4/27/17 Apache Creek (Maintenance Closure)

Due to the SAWS sewer replacement project,  Apache Creek Trail will be closed at Escobar Park starting the week of May 1, 2017 and will last about 3 months. The westbound trail will stop at Amistad Park. 

 

1/13/17 Salado Creek Greenway - Closure at MLK Park (Maintenance Closures)

The Salado Creek Greenway Trail through Martin Luther King Park is currently closed as the park undergoes a series of enhancements. Signs are posted noting construction ahead and a detour path.  The Trail is expected to be reopened in late 2017.

 

Leon Creek Greenway - Closure at 410 south of Ingram Road 

Leon Creek Greenway (2.2 miles from Ingram Road to W. Military Dr.) – The trail will be closed under Loop 410 and southward to Military Drive (including the trailhead parking area at 8802 W Military Drive) until Fall of 2017 due to TxDOT construction of the Loop 410 bridge. 

 

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.

 

 


 

Sunday, December 17, 2017