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SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) announced today that it is taking safety measures to reduce crowds and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) during the 4th of July Weekend. The River Authority will temporarily close some of its parks entirely as well as some large gathering areas along the river from the morning of Friday, July 3 through the morning of Monday, July 6.

Hike and bike trails along the Museum Reach and Mission Reach sections of the San Antonio River Walk as well as the San Pedro Creek Culture Park remain open for recreational use. Mask wearing and social distancing are strongly encouraged while on the trails. The paddling trails along the King William and Mission Reach sections of the San Antonio River Walk also remain open for use with personal paddling equipment. A list of River Authority temporary park closures can be found below and on the River Authority website at sariverauthority.org by clicking on the Parks & Trails page.

The temporary July 4th Weekend closure impacts the following parks and park amenities operated by the River Authority in Bexar County:

  • Confluence Park (310 W. Mitchell St.)
  • Portions of the Mission Reach section of the San Antonio River Walk
    • Pavilion along the river near Roosevelt Park
    • Concepción Portal and adjoining green space near Concepción Park
    • Pavilion along the river between Theo Ave. and Mission Rd.
    • Pavilion at Mission Rd.
    • Pavilion along the river between Mission Rd. and Roosevelt Ave.
    • Pavilion along the river near Padre Park
    • Mission Parkway from SE Military to Villamain, including Espada Park, Acequia Park, and the Acequia Pavilion
    • Pavilion along the river at Camino Coahuilteca near Mission Espada
  • River Crossing Park (6890 South Loop 1604 E.)

The temporary July 4th Weekend closure also impacts the following parks operated by the River Authority in Wilson County:

  • Graytown Park on the San Antonio River (1239 CR 125)
  • John William Helton San Antonio River Nature Park (15662 FM 775)

The River Authority will continue to monitor public health recommendations and make additional decisions and announcements regarding park amenities as necessary. Follow the River Authority on social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – or visit sariverauthority.org  for the most up-to-date information on how the River Authority is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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