River Authority and Community Leaders Celebrate New Access Point on Goliad Paddling Trail

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WHAT:  The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Riverdale paddling access point on the Goliad Paddling Trail.  The river access point will extend the Goliad Paddling Trail on the San Antonio River from 6.6 miles to 18.3 miles. The River Authority has worked with Goliad County and the Goliad Sheriff’s Office to install and ensure monitoring of a security camera on the site to help make this access point safe for the public. 

WHEN:            Friday, April 30, 2021, 10 a.m.

WHERE:         Goliad Paddling Trail, Riverdale

                          HWY59 Bridge, West Downtown Goliad

WHO:             Darrell T. Brownlow, Ph.D., River Authority Board of Directors Chairman

                         Alicia Cowley, River Authority Board Member, Goliad County

                         James Fuller, M.D., River Authority Board Member, Goliad County

                         The Honorable Mike Bennett, Goliad County Judge

                         Sheriff Roy Boyd, Goliad County Sheriff’s Office

                         Wilfred Korth, Canoe Trail Goliad Chair

NOTES: The Goliad Paddling Trail has been officially designated a Texas Inland Paddling Trail and is a partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the San Antonio River Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, Goliad County and the citizen nonprofit group Canoe Trail Goliad, Inc. For more information, visit the parks and trails section of the River Authority’s website at

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