What are approved park activities?

Running, hiking, biking, and walking, while practicing proper social distancing in open parks and natural areas. Chain link fencing currently in use around the river parks will be adjusted to provide access to trails and the river between City Park and Rio Vista Park. In an effort to assist with social distancing and prevent gathering, the fencing will remain in City Park and Rio Vista Park limiting access to park amenities such as picnic tables and pavilions. BBQ grills and pop-up shelters are not permitted since picnic table sites will be unavailable. If you bring in play equipment, do not share it with others outside your family and take it with you when you leave. Visiting parks and natural areas are a great way to get your steps in, walk a furry friend, explore a new trail, or try to top a personal best mile. For a complete list of parks that are open and closed click here. For more info on social distancing click here.

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1. Can I visit the city parks?
2. Are San Marcos parks still open?
3. Is the river open?
4. What are approved park activities?
5. What exactly is social (physical) distancing?
6. Can I take my children to a playground?
7. Should I visit a park if I am not feeling well?
8. I have heard the virus can live on surfaces. Should I avoid surfaces while visiting a park?
9. Are bathrooms still open at parks?
10. Can we still play sports in parks?
11. What about activities such as spending a day in the park, having a picnic, or reading a book?
12. Can I ride my bicycle?
13. Can I walk alone on a trail to see the birds and nature?
14. Will the river parks open soon?
15. Will the dog park and skate park open soon?
16. Will there be camp this summer?
17. Are the pools open?
18. Is the Activity Center open?
19. Is the Parks and Recreation office or Discovery Center open?
20. When will programs, sports, and events begin?
21. When can I rent a facility?
22. Are the tennis courts open?
23. Where can I park when visiting a riverfront park?