Texas Parks and Wildlife Department opts for eminent domain to save Fairfield Lake State Park
With only three days left on the state’s lease, the agency unanimously voted to condemn almost 5,000 acres in Freestone County in an effort to keep the park open to the public after developers purchased the property to build a gated community.
Adopt-a-tree to celebrate Texas Arbor Day
SAN ANTONIO – A long line of vehicles along West Commerce Street quickly made their way to Elmendorf Lake Park to celebrate Texas Arbor Day with the City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department. Employees and volunteers distributed nearly 300 trees to celebrate their vitality and encourage people to go outdoors. Arbor Day is a national event celebrated in April; however, Texas' extreme temperatures force the celebration to be delayed. Nature lovers like, Daisy Kena, chose from nine different tree-species to adopt in celebration of Texas Arbor Day. According to Hosea and Bird, trees can add value to a property and cut energy use.
11 outdoor pools, 5 splash pads opening ahead of July 4th weekend in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Despite a pandemic, dips in city pools will continue this summer. San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced that 11 outdoor pools and five splash pads are scheduled to reopen on July 3. The pools, including the ones at San Pedro Springs Park and Woodlawn Lake Park, will remain open throughout Aug. 9. The splash pads will stay open through November as usual, the city says. Here are the pools that will reopen on July 3:Lincoln Park, 2803 E. CommerceElmendorf Lake Park, 235 Shore Dr.Cuellar Park, 502 S.W.
500 free trees to be given away at Confluence Park event
SAN ANTONIO – You can adopt one of 500 native trees that will be distributed to the public Feb. 22 at Confluence Park. Every household will be given one free one-gallon tree. 8 Texas treehouses you can rent for the weekendThe San Antonio River Foundation is hosting the event and San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is supplying the trees. 11 places to get away in the Texas Hill CountrySpecific tree species to be given away have not yet been announced and will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not have to be a resident of San Antonio to receive a free tree.
1,500 free trees to be given away at annual Pearl event
SAN ANTONIO – The annual Jammin’ Jams fruit and nut tree adoption event is coming back to The Pearl. The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is giving away 1,500 free trees starting at 8 a.m. on Jan. 25. This event is very popular and arbor-enthusiasts wanting a free tree should arrive early. You do not have to be a resident of San Antonio to receive a free tree. 8 Texas treehouses you can rent for the weekendThe Pearl is located at 312 Pearl Parkway in San Antonio.
Lez Ride SA celebrates female friendships with 'Galentine's Day' bike ride
SAN ANTONIO – Lez Ride SA met up last Saturday at the Pearl for a Galentine’s bike ride. If you don’t know already, Galentine’s Day is a holiday that celebrates female friendships, made famous by “Parks and Recreation” character Leslie Knope. So we thought we would tell you a little more about Lez Ride SA and what they do around the community as our favorite civil servant would -- with a fun infographic below! (Click here if you can not see the graphic.)