Parks, Natural Areas, & Trails


Mayor Orders Parks Remain Closed

The following parks remain closed until further notice:

San Marcos River Parks: Rio Vista Park, City Park, Plaza Park, Veramendi Park, Bicentennial Park, Children’s Park, Crook Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Dog Beach, Capes Park, Thompson’s Island, Stokes Park, Ramon Lucio Park, and Wildlife Annex/Wilderness Park

Other Park Facility Closures: Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes, neighborhood park basketball courts, Dog Park, and Skate Park.

Public restroom facilities and water fountains in all city parks and natural areas will remain closed until further notice.

Natural Areas Open with Social Distancing Rules

Natural areas in the City remain open at this time, but visitors to these areas must practice social distancing of at least six feet between individuals not in your household and are prohibited from gathering in groups of more than five people. The following natural areas remain open:

Natural Areas: Blanco Shoals Natural Area; Prospect Park Natural Area; Purgatory Creek Natural Area; Ring Tail Ridge Natural Area; Schulle Canyon Natural Area; Sessom Creek Natural Area; and Spring Lake Natural Area.

People violating this parks closure order are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and possible arrest on charges of criminal trespass if a person refuses to leave after being warned to do so by a peace officer.

To read the Mayor’s full order and second Public Health Advisory visit For media inquiries, contact

All Parks and Recreation programs and events remain suspended through May 11 and the Activity Center remains closed until further notice.