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COVID-19 UPDATES

New! In an effort to encourage the public to adhere to the Stay Home, Work Safe Orders, all City and County parks will be closed on Saturday and Sunday of Easter Weekend (April 11 & 12). Trails for walking, running, and biking, such as the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails, will remain open.

¡Nuevo! En un esfuerzo por alentar al público a adherirse a la orden Stay Home, Work Safe, todos los parques de la Ciudad y el Condado estarán cerrados el sábado y domingo del fin de semana de Pascua (11 y 12 de abril).Los senderos para caminar, correr y andar en bicicleta, como los senderos Howard W. Peak Greenway, permanecerán abiertos.


City park basketball courts, outdoor exercise equipment, playgrounds, skate plazas, splash pads, tennis courts and golf courses will be closed and will remain closed following the timeline of the Stay Home, Work Safe order. These amenities are not conducive to social distancing.  

Dog Parks, trails, bathrooms, and open green space would remain open and allow us to focus efforts on promoting social distancing in parks and on the greenway trail system in concert with Park Police.

 

• Our parks and trails are currently open. If you choose to visit a park, please follow CDC and local health guidelines and practice social distancing.
• Parks and Recreation indoor facilities including community and adult/senior centers, clubhouses, and gyms are closed until further notice. All programming and classes are suspended.
• Parks reservations counter at Ron Darner Headquarters is closed to the public through April 19.

 

FOUR WAYS TO SIGN UP FOR COVID-19 ALERTS
1. Download the Ready South Texas app, available in the iTunes and Google Play stores
2. Text COSAGOV to 55000 to receive SMS text message updates
3. Follow @COSAGOV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
4. Bookmark www.SanAntonio.gov 

 

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Park Closures

Facility Closures

COVID-19 3/26/20 

Parks and Recreation indoor facilities including community and adult/senior centers, clubhouses and gyms are closed until further notice. Splash pads are closed. All programming and classes are suspended.

 

Eisenhower Park hill tower 1/13/20 

The tower is closed for structural repairs and is expected to be reopened in late spring 2020.

 

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Eisenhower Park 3/3/20 

Due to construction on the greenway trailhead at Eisenhower Park, there will be limited parking near the construction site. Construction is scheduled to begin March 9.


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trail Closure updates

 

Greenway Trail Construction/Maintenance Closures as of 1/21/20:

Salado Creek Greenway – Closure of trail between Eisenhower and Rittiman Road – SAWS will soon begin construction of a sewer replacement project, which will require the trail to be closed starting Monday, March 30.  The closure is anticipated to last approximately three months (dependent on weather).  Signage will be posted to alert trail users in advance and during the closure.


Salado Creek Greenway – Closure of Eisenhower Road trail connection – The trail connecting the main Salado Creek Greenway trail to the intersection of Eisenhower Rd and Holbrook Rd is currently closed for SAWS construction work.  The main Salado trail will continue to remain open.

 
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.

 

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.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All programming and classes are suspended.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020