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September 22, 2020

Parks and Recreation Updates

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO PARKS & RECREATIONS UPDATES The team at SA Social Calendar knows Leslie Knope would have a binder for this, but since we are not Leslie Knope, we have gathered the information from the City of San Antonio to bring you the latest updates on San Antonio’s Parks and Recs guidelines. SAN […]

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO PARKS & RECREATIONS UPDATES

The team at SA Social Calendar knows Leslie Knope would have a binder for this, but since we are not Leslie Knope, we have gathered the information from the City of San Antonio to bring you the latest updates on San Antonio’s Parks and Recs guidelines.

SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 1, 2020) – City of San Antonio and Bexar County announce closures of City and County parks for the Fourth of July weekend. All City parks will be closed to the public effective Thursday, July 2 at 11:59 p.m. until Monday, July 6 at 5 a.m. All County parks and park amenities will be closed to the public effective Friday, July 3 at 9 a.m. until Monday, July 6 at 9 a.m.

During the Fourth of July 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.

SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 18, 2020) – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that Texas State Parks will reopen Monday, April 20th in an effort to get the state’s economy running again.

Visitors must wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from people outside their group. Gatherings will also be limited to no more than five people. Online reservations will open up Sunday, April 19 at Noon.

SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 7, 2020) – In an effort to encourage the public to adhere to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order as well as Mayor Nirenberg and Judge Wolff’s Stay Home, Work Safe orders, Bexar County and the City of San Antonio announce closures of City and County parks for Easter weekend.
 
All County parks and park amenities will be closed to the public effective Friday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m. 
 
All City parks, dog parks, and park amenities will be closed to the public effective Friday, April 10 at 11:59 p.m. through Monday, April 13 at 5:00 a.m. 
 
“In a large urban park system with over 250 parks and 70 miles of greenway trail system, we need the public’s support to help flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19,” noted Homer Garcia, Director of San Antonio Parks and Recreation. “Closing City and County parks during Easter weekend emphasizes the importance of staying home and practicing social distancing.”
 
During the Easter 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.
 
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 social distancing are followed, such as maintaining six feet of distance from others. In addition, users should warn others of their presence on the trail and step aside for others to pass.

Monday, September 20, 2020 – Basketball courts, skate parks, playgrounds, sports fields and fitness stations are open. The ten-person limit at city parks and plazas has been lifted, and reservations for outdoor park amenities is now open. Special Events in the parks are allowed with a maximum attendance of 250 through December 2020. Indoor facilities, including community and adult/senior centers, clubhouses, the San Antonio Natatorium (indoor pool) and gyms will remain closed for now. Splashpads remain closed until March 2021.

  • Reservations for indoor spaces start on Nov. 16 with a maximum of 50 Individuals.
  • Daytime Virtual Learning Hubs will open in eight locations with an anticipated capacity of 50 participants.
  • Adult Senior Centers open by Nov. 9 with reduced capacity.
  • The natatorium will open by Nov. 16 with a modified operating schedule.
  • Urban Ecology Center at Hardberger Park will open by Nov. 16 with a maximum capacity of 50.
  • Outdoor pools will resume seasonal operations (May – Aug.)
  • Ron Darner Reservations Office and Enrique Barrera Fitness Center will reopen by Oct. 31.
  • Fitness in the Park programming will resume by Oct. 31.


 
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.