News & Events

Park Closures

Facilities


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

Friedrich Natural Area 2/21/18

All Trails closed except Water Trail and Forest Range due to rain. 

 

Brackenridge Park 2/20/18

Low water crossing closed

 


 

trailS

 

Greenway Trail Closures as of 2/13/18:

Leon Vista Trailhead – Trail Closure (Trailhead construction)

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 North – Trail Closure east of Old Fredericksburg Road (Trail Construction)

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. 

 

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, February 22, 2018