News & Events

Park Closures

Facility Closures

 

10/15/2018

Pearsall Park Splash Pad is closed for maintenance.

weather-related closures

Updates as of 10/16/2018:


OP Schnabel Main Entrance closed (Low Water Crossing) 

 

weather-related closures

UPDATES AS OF 10/17/18:

MEDINA RIVER NATURAL AREA 
trails through the Applewhite Trailhead are closed and will likely remain closed through 10/22

FRIEDRICH WILDERNESS 
All trails are closed

LEON CREEK  CLOSURES
IH-10 (Top Golf) to Loop 1604 (Trail)
Mainland to Bandera (on the Trail) (Includes Mainland Trailhead)
Bandera Rd to Grissom Rd (Trail) (Includes Grissom Trailhead)
Cathedral Rock to Ingram Road (Includes Borderbrook Trailhead)
Ingram Road to Military Trailhead (includes Potranco Trailhead / W. Military Trailhead)
1604 bridge just north of the Valero trail head
Bandera Road bridge

CULEBRA CREEK 
Culebra Creek (Behind Cathedral Rock Park, Trail)

SALADO CREEK NORTH 
Voelker Road & Old Blanco Rd Low Water Crossing (Street) 
Hardberger Park to Huebner Road (Trail)
Hardberger Park to Walker Ranch Park (Trail)
Walker Ranch Park to McAllister Park (Trail)
McAllister Park to LBJ Park (Trail)

SALADO CREEK SOUTH 
LBJ Park (Boardwalk)
LBJ Park to Loop 410 (Includes Tobin Trailhead)
Seguin Road / Low Water Crossing (Street) 
Jack White to Willow Springs (Includes Jack White Trailhead / Willow Springs Trailhead)
Willow Springs to MLK Park (Trail)
MLK Park to J Street Park (Trail) (Includes Rice Road Trailhead)
J Street Park to Southside Lions Park (Trail)

SAN ANTONIO RIVER (Low Water Crossings)
VFW (Mission County Park) Fishing Pier (Trail) 
Espada Park (Low Water Crossings) (Street)
Riverwalk / Camino Coahuilteca (Trail)

MARTINEZ / APACHE CREEK CLOSURES
Woodlawn Trailhead to Culebra Road (Trail)

  


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trail maintenance updates

 

Greenway Trail Closures as of 10/4/18:

Stone Oak Trail Phase III 
Stone Oak Park Trail from Evans Rd to the end of the trail, will be closed starting September the 6th for trail maintenance and re-vegetation.

 

Medina River Greenway trail from Pleasanton Road to Mattox Park (by Mission Del Lago Golf Course) is currently closed for construction of a sewer line.  The trail is anticipated to be reopened by the end of September.

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-October.  The main trail from Pleasanton Road to Mattox Park will be reopened to public use as of September 25.  Permanent repairs to trail impacts are expected to be completed by mid-October.

Medina River Greenway - Trail closure east of Applewhite Road - The Medina River Greenway will be closed east of Applewhite Road for trail repair work, beginning Monday, August 13.  The work is expected to be completed and the trail reopened by November 1.  Signage will be posted at the Applewhite Trailhead and Medina River Natural Area alerting trail users of the closure.

J-Street Park and Salado Creek Greenway trailhead – Renovations to J-Street Park and the trailhead/connection to Salado Creek Greenway are scheduled to begin Wednesday, October 3.  The entire park is planned for closure, approximately three months, due to construction impacts to the parking lot.  Signage will be placed this week to inform park/trail users in advance of the closure.

Salado Creek Greenway at Walker Ranch Park – Construction will begin this week on a small rest area adjacent to the trail on the east side of the park adjacent to the creek.  A one-day closure is expected for approximately mid-October.  However, it will not impede trail or park traffic through the area, because there is another existing trail route within the park that goes around the construction location.

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.

Salado Creek Greenway – Trail Closure at Willow Springs Golf Course – Repair work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 13 on the Salado Creek Greenway within Willow Springs Golf Course. The work is expected to be completed and the trail reopened in late August.  Signage will be posted at the Jack White and Martin Luther King Park trailheads alerting trail users of the closure.

(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.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 21, 2018