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Parks & Recreation opens free Virtual Learning Hubs at select community centers

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Parks & Recreation opens free Virtual Learning Hubs at select community centers

CONTACT: Connie Swann, 210-207-6122


SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 23, 2020) – The Parks and Recreation Department is offering students free access to Virtual Learning Hubs at eight community centers beginning Oct. 5 through Dec. 18, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Virtual Learning Hubs will provide internet access and a free lunch to students (ages 6+) in elementary, middle and high school. Online registration begins Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. Please visit for details.

“We know that students need reliable and safe spaces to continue their distance learning while caregivers return to work. In response to this need, we’ve transformed eight community centers into Virtual Learning Hubs. Once registered, students can bring their laptops, Chromebooks, or mobile devices to the Virtual Learning Hub and have access to internet for distance learning classes, schoolwork, and enjoy a hot meal,” noted Homer Garcia, III, Director of Parks and Recreation.

Students and staff will follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols such health screenings, temperature checks, as well as wearing face coverings or masks daily, physical distancing and frequent hand washing.

Virtual Learn Hubs are located at the following community centers:

Copernicus – 5003 Lord Rd
Garza – 1450 Mira Vista
Hamilton – 107000 Nacogdoches
Harlandale – 7227 Briar Place
Melendrez – 5919 W Commerce
Miller’s Pond – 6175 Old Pearsall Rd
Palm Heights – 1201 W Malone
Southside Lions – 3100 Hiawatha