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

 For members of the media, please contact:
 Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
 Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172

 For questions from the general public, please contact:
 COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779

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.

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 "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.

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 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.

 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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