SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is lifting curfews at select parks across the city for the Easter weekend. This is an annual tradition that will start by lifting the curfew this Thursday, April 12 at 11 p.m. The curfew will resume on Easter Sunday, April 1 at 11 p.m. Due to the pandemic, this event couldn’t take place for the last two years.
Overnight camping will be allowed at:
- Brackenridge Park, 3700 N. St. Mary’s (excludes Brackenridge parking areas)
- J Street, 3500 J Street
- McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger
- Roosevelt, 331 Roosevelt Ave.
- San Pedro, 1315 San Pedro Ave.
- O.P. Schnabel, 9606 Bandera Rd.
- Southside Lions, 3100 Hiawatha
- Southside Lions East, 3900 Pecan Valley
- Woodlawn Lake, 1103 Cincinnati (excludes the Island House and gym areas)
“We’re excited to bring back this San Antonio Easter tradition after being on hold during the last two years. Families, friends and neighbors can enjoy spending time together again, outdoors, in our city’s beautiful green spaces.” said Homer Garcia III, director of Parks and Recreation. “We encourage visitors to do their part to ensure our parks remain clean by disposing of litter and recyclables properly. Whatever you pack into the park, please remember to pack it out.”
According to San Antonio Parks and Recreation, during Easter weekend 2019, visitors disposed of three tons of recycling and 33 tons of trash at Brackenridge Park alone.
- No glass containers are allowed at the parks. There are recycling bins available for plastic bottles and cans. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own trash bags to remain accountable for their waste. The Park Stewardship team and volunteers will also be present with extra trash bags to encourage those at the park to dispose of their trash correctly.
- If you are barbequing over the weekend, San Antonio Fire Department has some tips:
- Be careful around the grill. Never leave it unattended and do not let kids or pets play near it. Do not move a grill while it is hot and lit.
- Use caution when utilizing charcoal starter fluid. If your fire starts to go out, instead of using starter fluid or flammable liquids, use charcoal chimney starter.
- Wear appropriate clothing.
- Do not pour water on grease fires. If using a gas grill, turn it off, close the lid and call 911. If using a charcoal grill with no lid, call 911 first.
- Dispose of ash safely. Make sure it is cool and wrap it in foil. Do not dispose in recycle bin.