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Park visitors gather at John William Helton San Antonio River Nature Park in Wilson County

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) invites you to visit and enjoy the more than 500 acres of parks, which include more than 28 miles of hike and bike trails, and over 60 miles of paddling trails along the San Antonio River’s 240-mile course! Our dedicated park programming and events staff are responsible for creating unique and engaging opportunities so that our constituents can safely enjoy our parks and trails and forge meaningful connections to our creeks and rivers.

Read along as we share some of our free upcoming park programming and events! Visitors are encouraged to follow proper COVID-19 safety protocols when recreating in public parks and attending community events.

Free Fishing Clinic at Escondido Creek Parkway

Join the Fin Addict Angler Foundation and the River Authority on Saturday, August 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Escondido Creek Parkway in Kenedy, TX for an exciting morning of family, fishing, and meeting new friends! Equipment and water provided. Children ages 5 – 16 can participate without a fishing license and must be accompanied by an adult.

Wilson County Trade Days and Camp Gladiator at Helton Nature Park

Wilson County Trade Days at John William Helton San Antonio River Nature Park

 Photo credit, Wilson County Trade Days

Did you know that you can reserve our nature parks to host your next event? We often partner with area businesses and organizations to host their events at our parks. Wilson County Trade Days is a FREE event open to the public on the third Saturday of each month March through December at John William Helton San Antonio River Nature Park. The next event will take place Saturday, August 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Make sure to bring the family to support local vendors and enjoy everything Helton Nature Park has to offer! On August 21, also at Helton Nature Park from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you can take part in a FREE workout courtesy of Camp Gladiator! Just bring a water bottle, sweat towel, and fitness mat.

San Pedro Creek Culture Park

Participants of the Yoga on the Creek series at Legacy Park

Yoga on the Creek at Legacy Park (photo credit, Mobile Om)

The River Authority also offers free programming and events at San Pedro Creek Culture Park for the community’s enjoyment! Some of our upcoming opportunities include our Yoga on the Creek series with Mobile Om which takes place every Monday starting at 6:00 p.m. Due to construction at the Culture Park, the yoga series is currently being hosted at Legacy Park. The next Community Drum Circle, which is a popular event at the Culture Park, is on Tuesday, November 9, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Please be sure to visit the events section of the River Authority’s website for updates and follow us on social media to get the latest information. For more about our parks, including information about upcoming events, please follow the Facebook pages for San Pedro Creek Culture Park, Helton Nature Park, Escondido Creek Parkway, and Branch River Park.

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SASPAMCO Paddling Trail

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