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Overnight camping to return to San Antonio parks for Easter weekend

The tradition had been scrapped for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SAN ANTONIO — Pack up your tent -- an Easter tradition is returning to the Alamo City!

Overnight camping will once again be allowed at Brackenridge Park and other city parks for Easter weekend.

The City of San Antonio is lifting the park curfew starting at 11 p.m. on Thursday through 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

The tradition had been scrapped for the last two years due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Easter weekend in 2020 was still early in the pandemic when fears were at thier highest. By Easter of 2021, the vaccine was available but still rolling out to San Antonians as some of the early COVID variants were being detected.

“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.

Officials are reminding park visitors to dispose of all trash and recyclables in the proper areas. Recycling bins are available in parks for bottles and cans.

Patrons are also urged to bring trash bags and remove their trash at the end of their stay in the park. To help support proper waste disposal, the Park Stewardship team and volunteers will be visiting parks promoting recycling opportunities and providing extra trash bags to park visitors.

Overnight camping will be allowed at the following City Parks:

  • 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)

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