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San Antonio closes all park facilities in effort to curb spread of COVID-19

San Antonio closes all park facilities to curb spread of COVID-19

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San Antonio parks and trails are open, but officials are asking residents to be smart.  San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department/Facebook

Both the City of San Antonio and Bexar County have closed all park facilities, another step in curbing the spread of COVID-19. The city made the announcement on March 27, effective now through the current Stay Home/Work Safe order, which is scheduled to lift April 9. 

The following city- and county-operated amenities are now closed to the public: 

  • Basketball courts
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Playgrounds
  • Skate plazas
  • Splash pads
  • Community center
  • Adult/senior centers

Green spaces and trails remain open, but officials urge residents to maintain at least six feet of distance in adherence to Centers for Disease Control regulations. Picnic tables, restrooms, and water fountains are still in use and will be sanitized at least two times a day, depending on use.

According to a release, park staff will continue to monitor and maintain grounds and offer reminders about social distancing. 

Along with facility closures, the City of San Antonio is also suspending classes and programming and closing the reservation counter the Ron Darner Park Headquarters through at least April 19. 

For those who are hitting the trail or heading to the park, local officials urge adherence to CDC guidelines, including maintaining the recommended six feet of social distancing, passing others on the trail with verbal warning, frequently washing hands and using hand sanitizer, avoiding group activities or sports, and not leaving your house if you are exhibiting any symptoms of illness.