Residents preparing for traditional Easter camping weekend at local parks

Curfew to be lifted at these SA parks in anticipation of Easter campers

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist, Patty Santos - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - Curfews will be lifted at select city parks ahead of the Easter holiday, San Antonio Parks and Recreation announced Monday.

For hundreds of people, it's a tradition to camp at San Antonio parks for the Easter weekend.

RELATED: Hundreds camp at city parks for Easter weekend tradition 

The park curfew will be lifted at the following parks beginning at 11 p.m. on March 29 and will resume at 11 p.m. on April 1, Easter Sunday.

Officials ask that those who plan on celebrating at the parks do their part to keep the parks clean by properly disposing of their trash and recyclables.

RELATED: Easter campers claiming spots at Brackenridge Park 

Parks have recycling bins for plastic and cans and trash cans for food waste. Parkgoers are urged to bring trash bags and remove their trash at the end of their stay in the park.

You can camp overnight at the following city parks:

  • Brackenridge, 3700 N. St. Mary’s (excludes Brackenridge Parking Facility)
  • Eisenhower, 19399 N.W. Military Highway
  • J Street, 3500 J Street
  • McAllister, 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)

By the end of the weekend, city workers will collect some 35 tons of recycling and trash. It will take approximately 175 crew members and 100 additional volunteers to clean up any remaining debris.

Brackenridge Park is one of the busiest camping locations. Campers are encouraged to bring their own trash bags and clean up after themselves.

Here's what some campers are saying:

Elsa Alvarez, camping at Woodlawn Lake:

“Today I’m protecting the spot and I’ll be here for the next 3 days."

Cynthia Simper, camping at Brackenridge Park:

“A lot of people start coming out since Monday, and they start chaining chairs to tables and ribbons and whatnot.”

“Just drinking, eating, joking and reminiscing about old times and remembering back when — we have a good time out here.”

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