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City of San Antonio and Bexar County Parks to close Labor Day weekend due to COVID-19

Published on Monday, August 24, 2020

City of San Antonio and Bexar County Parks to close Labor Day weekend due to COVID-19

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Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172

 

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SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 24, 2020) – City of San Antonio and Bexar County announce closures of City and County parks for the Labor Day weekend. All City parks will be closed to the public effective Friday, September 4 at 11:59 p.m. until Tuesday, September 8 at 5 a.m. All County parks and park amenities will be closed to the public effective Friday, September 4 at 9:00 p.m. until Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m.
 
“While we're seeing a slight improvement in our health indicators and metrics, we must stay the course and continue to follow the guidance of our health professionals," noted Homer Garcia III, Director of San Antonio Parks and Recreation. "Temporarily closing parks encourages the community to stay home, wear face coverings, and practice physical distancing. Avoiding gatherings with people outside your immediate household is still very important. Our behaviors now will impact our local conditions later this fall."
 
During the Labor Day weekend, all outdoor activities within City and County parks are prohibited, with the exception of use of trails such as the City’s Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail system. Trails inside County Parks will be closed, except the two segments of the City’s Howard Peak Greenway Trail System which passes through Rodriguez Park (Leon Creek Trail) and Comanche/Covington Park (Salado Creek Trail).
 
Outdoor activities such as running, walking, and cycling are permitted on trails, such as the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail system, as long as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on maintaining six feet of distance from others is followed. In addition, users should warn others of their presence on the trail and step aside for others to pass.
 
People are advised to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. Report City parks violations to 210-207-SAPD.  Report County parks violations to 210-335-6000.
 

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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

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