Curfew lifted at San Antonio city parks for Easter holiday camping

Park curfew lifted from 11 p.m. Thursday to 11 p.m. Sunday

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SAN ANTONIO – A popular Easter holiday tradition for many families in San Antonio is camping overnight at a city park.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will lift the curfew at the following parks on Thursday, April 6, at 11 p.m. to allow camping:

  • Brackenridge Park, 3700 N. St. Mary’s (excludes Brackenridge parking garages and areas within the current wildlife management zone)
  • Brackenridge Park, First Tee, 915 E. Mulberry (beginning Friday, April 7 at 3 p.m.)
  • Brackenridge Park, Lions Field, 2809 Broadway
  • McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger
  • MLK Park, 3503 Martin Luther King Dr.
  • Roosevelt Park, 331 Roosevelt Ave.
  • San Pedro Springs Park, 1315 San Pedro Ave.
  • O.P. Schnabel Park, 9606 Bandera Rd.
  • Southside Lions Park, 3100 Hiawatha
  • Southside Lions Park East, 3900 Pecan Valley
  • Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati (excludes the Island House and gym areas)

The curfew goes back into effect at 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 9.

Trash & Recycling

Park guests are reminded that recycling bins are available in the parks and should be used for plastic bottles and cans. No glass containers are allowed. Food-contaminated waste should be disposed of in trash cans. Patrons are 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.

“We’re excited to continue our city’s Easter tradition by allowing camping at select parks over the holiday weekend. Families, friends and neighbors can enjoy spending time together, 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.” During 2022, Easter weekend visitors disposed of 19 tons of trash and 5 tons of recycling in Brackenridge Park alone.

Weather Advisory Notice

Current weather forecast calls for rain during some portions of the curfew. Park visitors and campers are advised to pay close attention to local weather reports.

Wildlife Management Efforts

In order to continue promoting a healthy park system, wildlife management activities will be ongoing at Brackenridge Park and Woodlawn Lake Park throughout the weekend. To deter bird activity, this could mean loud, auditory noise from clapper boards or pyrotechnics being set off in designated areas of these parks. Campers at these park locations should be aware that noise may be similar to fireworks. These are established bird deterrent methods approved and administered by the USDA Wildlife Services Division.

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