News & Events

Re-opening Plan
Phase 3 (Current)

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 re-opening of park amenities will be posted at saparksandrec.com and social media channels @saparksandrec. 

About the Re-opening Plan
On April 28, the COVID-19 Health Transition Team appointed by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and County Judge Nelson Wolff released a multi-phase plan for reopening our community as safely as possible. The plan offers guidance based on public health evidence, data, and expertise to re-open San Antonio and Bexar County.

Read more about the Health Transition Team's Implementation Plan. For more details on the re-opening phases, please visit the COVID-19 Health Transition Team’s Report, A Guide to Opening San Antonio and Bexar County.

Parks & Trails
• City parks, trails, dog parks and green spaces are open. 

Park Amenities
• Basketball courts, fitness stations, playgrounds, skate parks and sports fields are open. 
• Tennis courts and disc golf courses are open. 
• Bathrooms and water fountains are open.
• Splash pads remain closed until March 2021. 
• Outdoor pools will resume seasonal operations (May – Aug. 2021)

Gatherings/Special Events/Reservations
• Ron Darner Reservations Office is open. 
• Community Center reservations for indoor space are not yet available. 

Facilities
• The Enrique Barrera Fitness Center is open. 
• Select Adult & Senior Centers are currently closed.
• Natatorium is open with a limited capacity and modified programming.
• Urban Ecology Center at Hardberger Park is open with a limited capacity. 

Programming
• Daytime Virtual Learning Hubs will open in 4 locations with an anticipated capacity of 50 participants per location.  
• Programs at 9 community center locations will be available in the evenings Monday – Friday and Saturdays.
 
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 Feb 26


Crownridge Canyon Park - Beginning Monday, March 1 the restrooms will be closed for renovation. The pavilion will is also closed for repairs. 

Dellview Park - Some park amenities at Dellview Park may be unavailable March 1- March 31 due to park improvement projects scheduled during that time. 

McFarlin Tennis Center - The Center is closed for repairs until further notice. 

Lockwood Park & Dignowity Park - Some amenities at Lockwood and Dignowity parks may be temporarily closed due to construction until fall 2021. 

The following playgrounds are closed for maintenance starting 10/5/2020 until further notice:

• Brackenridge 
• Elmendorf (small one closed, large one open)
• Landa Library (large one closed, small one open)
• Pearsall (large one closed)

McAllister Park – 

  • Due to sewer line work, some areas at McAllister Park will be closed beginning Monday, September 28 and will reopen tentatively late January. 
  • The road will be closed at the Buckhorn Rd gate east of the Mud Creek low water crossing near Lower Bee Tree Soccer Fields (fields will be open) and the Buckhorn Rd gate at Turkey Roost. 
  • Leaping Fawn will be closed at the bollard gate near McAllister Little League and the adjacent sports fields will be closed.  
  • Pavilions 2 & 3 (Optimist), adjacent playground, and the paved trail next to it will also be closed.  
  • Access will be open to the Turkey Roost area, Al Beckon Pavilion area, areas east of Mud Creek, areas south of lower baseball/soccer area, and trail areas north of the Optimist Pavilion playground, and trails south and west of the lower baseball/soccer fields.

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

 PArk closures as of Feb 24


Dellview Park - Some park amenities at Dellview Park may be unavailable March 1- March 31 due to park improvement projects scheduled during that time. 

Espada Park - Low Water Crossings at the park are closed due to rain and flooding. Please use alternate route. 

Friedrich Wilderness Park - Due to the rains, all the trails are closed except Water trail and Forest Range trail.

Van De Walle Park - The park is undergoing park improvements and some amenities may be inaccessible to the public during this time. Work is scheduled to be completed by mid to late March.

Walker Ranch Park - Starting next Monday, Feb. 8th, the Rhapsody Rd. parking lot and southern entrance to Walker Ranch Park will be closed due to a construction project. It will be tentatively closed until April 8, 2022. 

Lockwood Park & Dignowity Park - Some amenities at Lockwood and Dignowity parks may be temporarily closed due to construction until fall 2021. 

OP Schnabel Park - Main entrance entrance on Bandera street is closed for construction from December 15 until approximately mid-May for construction. 

John James Park - The public will see clearing in the park for new roadway starting January 5. The main entry to the park and the park operations should not be affected. Please be cautious.  

The following playgrounds are closed for maintenance starting 10/5/2020 until further notice:

• Brackenridge 
• Elmendorf (small one closed, large one open)
• Landa Library (large one closed, small one open)
• Pearsall (large one closed)

 

McAllister Park – 

  • Due to sewer line work, some areas at McAllister Park will be closed beginning Monday, September 28 - Tuesday, September 29. Tentative opening will be in late January. 
  • The road will be closed at the Buckhorn Rd gate east of the Mud Creek low water crossing near Lower Bee Tree Soccer Fields (fields will be open) and the Buckhorn Rd gate at Turkey Roost. 
  • Leaping Fawn will be closed at the bollard gate near McAllister Little League and the adjacent sports fields will be closed.  
  • Pavilions 2 & 3 (Optimist), adjacent playground, and the paved trail next to it will also be closed.  
  • Access will be open to the Turkey Roost area, Al Beckon Pavilion area, areas east of Mud Creek, areas south of lower baseball/soccer area, and trail areas north of the Optimist Pavilion playground, and trails south and west of the lower baseball/soccer fields.

Brackenridge Park - Low water crossing is closed until further notice.

Eisenhower Park – The Hillview trail along the south border of Eisenhower Park will be closed for greenway trail construction for approximately 6-8 months.  Once the construction is completed, the trail will be part of the Leon Creek Greenway system, which will then be fully connected with the Salado Creek Greenway. Mass pavilion restrooms are closed for maintenance until further notice. Port-a-lets are available for use. .  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Closure Updates as of feb 23

 

(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

 

  • Leon Creek Greenway - The Grissom Trailhead parking lot will be temporarily closed for maintenance February 24 and February 25. Find alternative parking at nearby trailheads.
  • Apache Creek Trail -  Laredo to Furnish is closed due to rain.
  • Apache Creek Trail - IH-35 @ Laredo to Conception Park is closed due to rain. 
  • The Salado Greenway Trail - will be closed at North Loop Rd starting February 22 for two weeks due to SAWS construction along North Loop Rd.
  • Salado Creek Greenway at North Loop Road – The trail crosswalk at North Loop Road will be closed to all roadway and trail traffic beginning approximately February 22, for two weeks
  • Medina River Greenway – The trail is currently closed between the Pleasanton Trailhead and the Mission Del Lago Golf Course for construction of a new roadway. Reopening until late 2021. 
  • Medina River Greenway  The Medina River greenway trail through the LHI property east of MRNA will be closed the weekend of February 26-28 for an LHI event.
  • 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 during 2021.
  • 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.


Greenway Trail Construction projects 

  • Leon Creek Greenway within Eisenhower Park – Trail construction is underway on the Leon Creek Greenway segment from the Rim to the Eisenhower Park trailhead (approximately 1.8 miles).  The greenway trail will be located on the same route as the existing Hillview trail along the south border of the park.  Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2021 at which point the full connection of the Leon and Salado systems will be complete.
  • Leon Creek Greenway (Levi Strauss Park to Lackland Monument Site) – Trail construction is underway and expected to be completed late 2021 to early 2022.
  • French Creek Greenway (Leon Creek Greenway to Nani Falcone Park) – Trail construction is underway and is expected to be completed 2021 to early 2022.
  • Salado Trailhead at E. Commerce Street – A new LID parking area is under construction to provide needed parking for Salado Creek Greenway.  Expected to be completed by March 2021.
  • Maverick Creek (UTSA Blvd to Huesta/Leon Creek Greenway) – Trailhead and one mile of trail under construction along east side of Babcock Road.  Expected to be completed February 2021.  Park improvements will also be built in 2021 near the Maverick trailhead parking and opened in fall to winter 2021.
  • Wilshire Terrace Park – A connection to connect Wilshire Terrace Park to Salado Creek Greenway is currently under construction and expected to be completed by mid-2021.
  • Zarzamora Creek (Alderete Park to General McMullen) - 1.5 miles to be completed approximately July 2021.
  • Alazan Creek (Lombrano St. to confluence with Apache Creek) - 2.8 miles to be completed approximately March 2022.

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.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

programming UPDATES 


No closures at this time. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021