Friedrich Wilderness Park 6/17/19
Due to the recent rains, the following trails at Friedrich Park have been closed: Vista Loop, Juniper Ridge, Bosque, Fern Del, and Restoration Way. Main Loop, Water Trail, Juniper Barrens and Forest Range will remain open.
trail maintenance updates
Greenway Trail construction/maintenance closures as of 5/22/19:
Leon Creek Greenway - (I-10 to the Rim) and Salado (Huebner to Loop 1604) – Trails and trailheads to be completed and open to the public in approximately July (pending weather).
Leon Creek Greenway - Trailhead at Prue Road – Trailhead project to be completed and open to the public by July (pending weather).
Medina River Greenway - Donkey Lady Bridge/Old Applewhite Trailhead and trails east of the bridge are closed due to construction on Donkey Lady Bridge. The Old Applewhite Trailhead is now expected to reopen on Tuesday, June 3, 2019.
Salado Creek Greenway – Closure of Roland Road trail connection – The trail connecting the main Salado Creek Greenway trail to the Roland Road sidewalk (just north of Southside Lions Park) will be closed starting the week of June 3 for approximately four months. The main Salado trail will remain open.
Salado Creek Greenway – Closure of Eisenhower Road trail connection – The trail connecting the main Salado Creek Greenway trail to the intersection of Eisenhower Road and Holbrook Road will be closed for SAWS construction work starting April 1 for approximately 3 months. The main Salado trail will remain open.
J-Street Park and Salado Creek Greenway trailhead – J-Street Park is currently closed for renovations to and the trailhead/connection to Salado Creek Greenway. The park construction is nearing completion and is expected to be reopened to the public in April.
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.