SAN ANTONIO — Repeating a similar safety measure that was implemented in July, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said on August 12 that all county parks will be closed for the Labor Day holiday, in order to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
The closure will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 4 and last until 11:49 p.m. Sept. 7, the following Monday.
"We want to do everything we can to make it as safe as we can," Wolff said at that evening's coronavirus briefing alongside Mayor Ron Nirenberg.
Bexar County parks were also off-limits to families and visitors over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with some exceptions for walking, running, and biking on certain trails.
Here are the parks that will be impacted:
- Confluence Park (310 W. Mitchell St.)
- Portions of the Mission Reach section of the San Antonio River Walk
- Pavilion along the river near Roosevelt Park
- Concepción Portal and adjoining green space near Concepción Park
- Pavilion along the river between Theo Ave. and Mission Rd.
- Pavilion at Mission Rd.
- Pavilion along the river between Mission Rd. and Roosevelt Ave.
- Pavilion along the river near Padre Park
- Mission Parkway from SE Military to Villamain, including Espada Park, Acequia Park, and the Acequia Pavilion
- Pavilion along the river at Camino Coahuilteca near Mission Espada
- River Crossing Park (6890 South Loop 1604 E.)
The River Authority in Wilson County will also shut down Graytown Park on the San Antonio River, and the John William Helton San Antonio River Nature Park.
Nirenberg and Wolff said that while numbers are starting to trend in the right direction when it comes to new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, the community still has a long way to go.