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City of San Antonio and Bexar County Parks to close Fourth of July weekend due to COVID-19

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

City of San Antonio and Bexar County Parks to close Fourth of July weekend due to COVID-19

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covid19media@sanantonio.gov

Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172

 

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SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 1, 2020) – City of San Antonio and Bexar County announce closures of City and County parks for the Fourth of July weekend. All City parks will be closed to the public effective Thursday, July 2 at 11:59 p.m. until Monday, July 6 at 5 a.m. All County parks and park amenities will be closed to the public effective Friday, July 3 at 9 a.m. until Monday, July 6 at 9 a.m.
 
“With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to surge in San Antonio, we need the public’s support to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus,” noted Homer Garcia III, Director of San Antonio Parks and Recreation. “Temporarily closing public parks this weekend emphasizes the importance of staying home, wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing, and avoiding gatherings with people outside your immediate household.”
 
During the Fourth of July weekend, all outdoor activities within City and County parks are prohibited, with the exception of use of trails such as the City’s Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail system. Trails inside County Parks will be closed, except the two segments of the City’s Howard Peak Greenway Trail System which passes through Rodriguez Park (Leon Creek Trail) and Comanche/Covington Park (Salado Creek Trail).
 
Outdoor activities such as running, walking, and cycling are permitted on trails, such as the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail system, as long as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on maintaining six feet of distance from others is followed. In addition, users should warn others of their presence on the trail and step aside for others to pass.
 
People are advised to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. Report City parks violations to 210-207-SAPD.  Report County parks violations to 210-335-6000.


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