News & Events

Park Closures

Facility Closures



The following playgrounds are under construction and not available to the public at the following parks: 

Kennedy Park 
Oscar Perez Park
McAllister Park – Optimist to pavilion

weather/MAINTENANCE - related closures

Park Ranger Paul M. Pytel Park (6220 S. New Braunfels Ave) will be temporarily closed for maintenance from August 12 through August 26. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.



weather & MAINTENANCE closures


Salado Creek Greenway 8/21/19

Closure of boardwalk by LBJ Park – The boardwalk will be closed Monday through Friday, August 26-30 for repair work.





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




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.










Wednesday, August 21, 2019