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COVID-19 UPDATES

Amenities such as basketball courts, playgrounds, outdoor fitness stations, skate plazas, Natatorium (indoor pool), Barrera Fitness Center, and the reservations lobby at Parks Headquarters are planned for reopening in Phase 3 of the City’s Return to Work Plan. 


It’s important to remember that indicators for public access to facilities and park amenities in each Phase include: a stable decrease of new COVID-19 cases; appropriate support for medically at-risk populations; and, the ability to effectively monitor, test, trace, and isolate new cases. Updates on the reopening of park amenities will be posted on the Department’s website at saparksandrec.com and social media channels @saparksandrec. 
 
Parks & Trails

City parks, trails, dog parks, disc golf courses, tennis courts, bathrooms, and open green spaces are open. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited in any city park or plaza. McFarlin Tennis Center is available by reservation only.
 
Outdoor Park Amenities
City park basketball courts, outdoor exercise equipment, playgrounds, skate plazas, pools, and splash pads are currently closed. 

Facilities
City Parks and Recreation indoor facilities including community and adult/senior centers, clubhouses, Natatorium (indoor pool) and gyms are closed. The Park reservations counter at Ron Darner Headquarters is closed to the public.
 
Programming
All other classes and programming are currently suspended.
 
Social Distancing Information:

If you choose to visit a park, please follow CDC and local health guidelines and practice social distancing.


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Park Closures

Facility Closures as of Sept 1

COVID-19  

Parks and Recreation indoor facilities including community and adult/senior centers, clubhouses and gyms are closed until further notice. Pools and splash pads are closed. All programming and classes are suspended.

 

Eisenhower Park Restrooms - Eisenhower restrooms are closed for maintenance until further notice. Port-a-lets are available for use. 

Eisenhower Park hill tower - The tower is closed for structural repairs and is expected to be reopened at the end of summer 2020.

 

 PArk closures as of Sep 14

 
Brackenridge Park
- Low water crossing is closed. 
 
O P Schnabel - Main gate at O P is closed side gates open. .

Kennedy Park - The Kennedy Park walking trail is scheduled to be temporarily closed for repairs from September 8 through September 22.

Palo Alto Park -The Palo Alto Park parking lot will be under construction beginning September 2020. The lot will remain open for regular use during parking area construction until the end of October. Near the end of October 2020, the entire parking lot area will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic in order to complete the final connection. During temporary closure of the entire parking lot area, park patrons driving to the park are advised to park at the following alternate area: Cortez Branch Public Library (2803 Hunter Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78224)

Eisenhower Park - Cedar Flats and a small section of the south side of Hill View will be closed at Eisenhower Park for three hours between 10am and 1pm, September 1st and 2nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Closure Updates as of Sept 17

 

(Trail Closure Notice) - Please use caution on trails before/after rain events. Don't cross trails that are under water. Trails may have mud + debris after rains. For your safety + to prevent trail damage, please wait until are dry to resume activities. #treadlightly #loveyourtrails

 

Westside Creek - Martinez Creek from W. French Pl. to W. Ashby Pl. will be closed from Tuesday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 23.

Salado Creek Greenway - The trail work along Holbrook Road between Eisenhower and Rittiman Road will be completed and the trail reopened to the public on Wednesday, July 29.  The sidewalk connection to Eisenhower Road will be completed and reopened in approximately one month (late-August). 

Salado Creek Greenway - The boardwalk just west of LBJ Park will be closed Thursday, July 30 for repairs and will be reopened the following day (Friday, July 31) by 5pm.

Eisenhower Park - Due to construction on the Greenway trailhead, there will be limited parking near the construction site. Construction is scheduled to begin March 9.

Salado Creek South  Seguin Road / Low Water Crossing (Street) are closed due to construction.

Salado (Loop 1604 to Eisenhower Park)  – The remaining one mile of trail through the quarry area along the south border of Camp Bullis, including the Eisenhower Park trailhead, is expected to be completed and opened to the public in December 2020.  Approximately 35 existing parking spaces at Eisenhower Park are currently unavailable due to the trailhead and parking construction.  The Hillview trail along with south border of Eisenhower Park will also be closed for construction beginning approximately July 2020, to be rebuilt in concrete and incorporated into the Leon Creek Greenway trail system.

Medina River Greenway  A portion of the Medina greenway trail on the east end of the Medina River Natural Area (MRNA) will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 8 for approximately three months for erosion repairs.  While all trails within the MRNA itself will remain open, trail users wanting to access the Medina River Greenway should enter through one of the several other trailheads locations to the east (at Applewhite Road, Pleasanton Road, Hwy 281, or Mattox Park).

Salado Creek Greenway – Closure of trail at I-35 just south of Jack White Park Trailhead – TxDOT is planning to close the trail on either side of I-35 starting Tuesday, May 26 for approximately one month for highway construction.  There will also be other intermittent highway construction closures (to be announced) between June and November 2020.

Salado Creek Greenway – Closure of trail between Eisenhower and Rittiman Road – SAWS will soon begin construction of a sewer replacement project, which will require the trail to be closed starting Monday, March 30.  The closure is anticipated to last approximately three months (dependent on weather).  Signage will be posted to alert trail users in advance and during the closure.

Espada Trail Connection (Mattox Park to Mission Espada) The crosswalk at 281/S. Flores and Roosevelt Drive is currently under construction by TxDOT.  The crosswalk, which will connect the Espada segment to the rest of the Medina River Greenway trail system, is anticipated to be completed Summer 2020.

Salado Creek Greenway – Closure of Eisenhower Road trail connection – The trail connecting the main Salado Creek Greenway trail to the intersection of Eisenhower Rd and Holbrook Rd is currently closed for SAWS construction work.  The main Salado trail will continue to remain open.

Apache Creek Greenway – Trail Closure (SAWS construction) - SAWS is constructing a sewer replacement project, requiring closure of the Apache Creek Trail 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.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All programming and classes are suspended.

The Summer Youth Program will not be offered in 2020.
Check back to this webpage periodically or follow Parks and Recreation social media for alternate activities that may be offered.


Saturday, September 19, 2020