Overnight Camping at Select Parks for Easter Returns After Two Years

San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department officials announced the annual park curfew will be lifted at selected City parks for the Easter holiday. Park curfew will be lifted beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 and will resume at 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 17.

Overnight camping allowed at the following City Parks:

  • Brackenridge Park, 3700 N. St. Mary’s (excludes Brackenridge parking areas)
  • J Street, 3500 J Street
  • McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger
  • Roosevelt, 331 Roosevelt Ave.
  • San Pedro, 1315 San Pedro Ave.
  • O.P. Schnabel, 9606 Bandera Rd.
  • Southside Lions, 3100 Hiawatha
  • Southside Lions East, 3900 Pecan Valley
  • Woodlawn Lake, 1103 Cincinnati (excludes the Island House and gym areas)

“We’re excited to bring back this San Antonio Easter tradition after being on hold during the last two years. Families, friends and neighbors can enjoy spending time together again, outdoors, in our city’s beautiful green spaces.” said Homer Garcia III, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We encourage visitors to do their part to ensure our parks remain clean by disposing of litter and recyclables properly. Whatever you pack into the park, please remember to pack it out.” During 2019, Easter weekend visitors disposed of 33 tons of trash and 3 tons of recycling in Brackenridge Park alone.

Park guests are reminded that recycling bins are available in the parks and should be used for plastic bottles and cans. No glass containers are allowed. Food-contaminated waste should be disposed of in trash cans. Patrons are urged to bring trash bags and remove their trash at the end of their stay in the park. To help support proper waste disposal, the Park Stewardship team and volunteers will be visiting parks promoting recycling opportunities and providing extra trash bags to park visitors.

In addition, the San Antonio Fire Department reminds park visitors to stay safe when BBQing with the following fire safety tips:

Take care around the grill
Never leave a lit grill unattended. Don’t allow kids or pets to play near the grill. Never try to move a lit or hot grill and remember the grill will stay hot for at least an hour after use.

Be careful with charcoal starter fluid
If you use a charcoal grill, only use charcoal starter fluid. If the fire starts to go out, don’t add any starter fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire. Consider using a charcoal chimney starter, which uses newspaper to start the fire instead of starter fluid.

Wear the right clothing
Clothing can easily catch fire, so be sure your shirt tails, sleeves or apron strings don’t dangle over the grill.

Grease Fires
Remember, if a grease fire starts on the grill, do NOT pour water on it. For charcoal grills with no lid, please call 911.  To safely extinguish a grease fire on a gas grill, turn off the gas and close the lid, if you can safely do so, and call 911.

Charcoal Grills
Extinguish all the coals, safely dispose of the ash, and then clean the grill to prevent any additional fire.

Safe ash disposal:
Make sure ash is cool. Wrap the ashes up in foil. Never place in a recycle bin.

For more fire safety tips, please visit FireSafeSA.com.

For more information on the City’s curfew lift visit SAParksandRec.com.