MLK Park closed due to flooding

Flooding strands vehicle in middle of park

SAN ANTONIO – Heavy rain forced San Antonio police to close down MLK Park, which became a hazard for visitors. 

Fire crews and police surrounded the park Tuesday morning. 

One vehicle was seen stranded in the middle of the park in a flooded area. 

"SAFD responded and checked a vehicle that was in the parking area of the park, which was under water," San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward said. "The vehicle was not occupied and tagged to avoid any repeat calls." 

Leroy Stone Jr., who works at the Boys & Girls Club, said this isn't the first time the park has flooded. 

"It's a good thing that every time it does rain, they close it," he said. 

When Stone woke up Tuesday morning, the first thing he thought about was the club's building inside the park. When Stone arrived at the park, he was relieved the building was spared. 

"When I come to the club and there is no water, the field is OK," he said. 

The Boys & Girls Club remained open despite the heavy rain.

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