Back to School Bash at Escondido Creek Parkway on August 27

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Back to School Bash! August 27 from 9am- 12pm

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Mark your calendars! The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) invites you to celebrate Escondido Creek Parkway’s (ECP) second anniversary on Saturday, August 27, 2022, with a Back to School Bash. The event will take place from 9:00 AM-Noon. This family-friendly event brings together community members of all ages to have fun and celebrate ECP and the Karnes County community.

Free? Really?

Yes! This year’s event will feature food trucks, local vendors, kid activities, a dunking booth, giveaways, and more. There is something for everyone at the Bash! Attendees will be treated to a musical performance and hot dogs to snack on, provided by the Kenedy ISD Band. If you want to explore the park, Dr. Wade Phelps will lead nature walks and teach kite-making to families.

A family eats ice cream in front of the Escondido Creek Parkway playground.

That’s not all! Stop by the skateboard demonstration by Alta Vista Skate Shop for a chance to win a skateboard. The splash pad will be activated so you can enjoy water activities and cool off with the many amenities of the water features. Stand under the tipping bucket if you dare!

Tunnel view of splashpad

Escondido Creek Parkway Splash Pad

The River Authority is excited to host this anniversary event to honor the parkway and the community partners that actualized the vision for this beautiful amenity. Opened in 2020, ECP features opportunities to sit, stroll, run, play, and enjoy the outdoors along the waterway. Escondido Creek is a modest, ephemeral waterway that runs through Karnes County. The park’s native landscape showcases lush vegetation and sustainable infrastructure practices while providing a public gathering place.

The River Authority is grateful for the community support in bolstering the parkway project and its upcoming expansion. The Escondido Trail Expansion will add 1.1 miles to the existing hike and bike trails, offering park-goers more access to the parkway and its amenities. There will be more connections to neighborhoods, interpretive signage, and a walkway north to provide an opportunity to enter the parkway from the Kenedy Elementary School.

A Mother and Son paint rocks together.

You can also enjoy ECP every 2nd Saturday at the Karnes County Trade Days. This new event brings local vendors and highlights the Karnes County community. Wherever you live along the San Antonio River, the River Authority parks offer fun events and activities for everyone. Come visit our parks and enjoy native vegetation and outdoor recreation.

Children stream colorful streamers in the air at Escondido Creek Parkway

See you at ECP on Saturday, August 27th! If you are interested in learning about our other parks and upcoming events, you can check out our website and follow ECP on Facebook.


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