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Published on Saturday, December 12, 2020

Phil Hardberger Land Bridge Now Open

Event date: 12/11/2020

Phil Hardberger Park Land Bridge Now open

 

Visit the Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge at Phil Hardberger Park. The Land Bridge harmoniously unifies both sides of the park offering a place for people and wildlife to cross safely.

Before venturing to Phil Hardberger Park opening weekend, here are a few things visitors should know: 

• Phil Hardberger Park hours of operation are sunrise to sunset.  The Land Bridge will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to sunset and regular park hours thereafter.
• Due to COVID-19, formal opening ceremonies and celebrations will not be held.
• Larger than normal crowds are expected for opening weekend of the Land Bridge. Park visitors should wear masks and maintain at least six feet of distance from individuals outside of their household while at the park.
• Individuals are asked to stay home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or illness.
• Visitors may access the Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge crossing from the Northwest Military park entrance (8400 NW Military Highway) via the Savanna Loop trail or from the Blanco Road entrance (13203 Blanco Road) via the Water Loop trail.  Park greeters will be on hand to help direct visitors to the Land Bridge.
• The shortest distances along the trails to the Land Bridge are half a mile. Visitors should prepare to walk at least one-mile roundtrip.
• Visitors should bring plenty of water to drink, wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
• Parking for the Land Bridge and Phil Hardberger Park is available at both park entrances and at 1201 Voelcker Ln.; however, it is limited. Parking is not available on Wurzbach Parkway.
• The park is also accessible via the Salado Creek Greenway. Cyclists are welcome on the bridge but must walk their bicycles across.
• Hardberger Park’s new Skywalk feature, an elevated walkway which gently climbs through the treetops connecting pedestrians with the Land Bridge, is still under construction and is set to open before the end of the year. It will not be accessible opening weekend.
• City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department staff will be on-site to help guide people and educate visitors on the importance of trail etiquette in our natural areas and will offer take-home packets with nature-based activities to commemorate the historic bridge opening.

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