News & Events

Park Closures

Facilities

7/17/2018

Lap swim at LBJ pool is cancelled this morning while maintenance is being completed.

7/10/2018

Pearsall and Elmendorf splash pads are down due to heavy rain. Maintenance will be performed on these facilities and will be closed until further notice. 


7/5/2018

Southside Lions Pool is closed due to a maintenance issue. The pool will tentatively be open today at 4pm. 

 

Parks

Pearsall Park Dog Park 7/19/18 and 7/20/18

The dog park will be closed both days until 3 p.m. for maintenance.

Friedrich Natural Area 6/18/18

Due to recent rainfall, the following trails have been closed: Juniper Ridge, Fern Del, Bosque Trail, Vista Loop, Restoration Way, and Upland Range.


Lady Bird Johnson 5/18/18

The Salado Creek Boardwalk near LBJ Park is temporarily closed.

 


 

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 7/9/18

Due to the continued rains, the following locations along the Greenway Trail are closed.


Salado
Trail under the Wetmore Street bridge
Boardwalk
LBJ low water crossing

Westside Creeks
Martinez Creek under the Woodlawn Street bridge
Low water crossing at Alazan/Apache Creek just north of Laredo Street bridge
San Pedro Creek between Laredo and Furnish Street

Leon
Trail under Bandera Road bridge
Trail under Grissom Road bridge
Trail under Ingram Road bridge
Low water crossing between Ingram Road and Potranco Road Trail under 410 bridge

Low water crossings at both Brackenridge and Olmos Parks are closed.

Monday, July 9, Friedrich Wilderness main loop remains closed due to the recent rains. Forest Range and the entry trail are open.

 


Greenway Trail Closures as of 7/10/18:

Salado Creek Greenway – Low Water Crossing at LBJ Trailhead – The low-water crossing connecting LBJ Park to the Salado Creek Greenway Trail will be closed beginning this week (7/9/18) until September 1 for renovation, to improve drainage and reduce future flooding issues.

 

Salado Creek Greenway Boardwalk – Results of a structural assessment will be received soon for other any long-term structural reinforcements that may be necessary, due to recent vehicular damage.  Preliminary indications are that a small section will need to be structurally repaired. 

  

Medina River Greenway – Trail Closure at 281 Trailhead (sewer line construction)

The Medina River Greenway trailhead at 13855 S. Hwy 281 is currently closed, until approximately mid-August.  The main trail from Pleasanton Road to Mattox Park will remain open to public use until further notice.

 

Leon Creek Greenway - Trail Closure east of Old Fredericksburg Road – currently closed for construction of the new segment of Leon Creek Greenway (I-10 to the Rim).

 

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.


(Upcoming) Trail Etiquette and Safety signage and pavement markings project at Valero Trailhead – There will be an upcoming installation of pavement markings and signage with an exact date to be determined at a later date.  Leon main greenway trail and trailhead parking will not be closed. 

 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

 

Friday, July 20, 2018