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Easter camping to be allowed at Brackenridge, 8 other San Antonio parks this weekend

SAN ANTONIO – After a two-year ban on Easter camping at San Antonio parks due to COVID-19, authorities have determined to carry the curfew for this weekend.

Parks and Recreation Department officers on Monday introduced that the everyday park curfew will be lifted at 9 metropolis parks for the Easter vacation.

The curfew lifts at 11 p.m. on Thursday and resumes at 11 p.m. Sunday, metropolis officers mentioned in a information launch.

Overnight camping will be allowed at the next parks throughout that point:

– Brackenridge Park, 3700 N. St. Mary’s (excludes Brackenridge parking areas)

– J Street, 3500 J Street

– McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger

– Roosevelt Park, 331 Roosevelt Ave.

– San Pedro Park, 1315 San Pedro Ave.

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– O.P. Schnabel Park, 9606 Bandera Rd.

– Southside Lions Park, 3100 Hiawatha

– Southside Lions East Park, 3900 Pecan Valley

– Woodlawn Lake Parks, 1103 Cincinnati (excludes the Island House and fitness center 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,” Parks and Recreation Director Homer Garcia III mentioned in a information launch.

“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.”

The launch added that over Easter weekend in 2019, guests disposed of 33 tons of trash and three tons of recycling at Brackenridge Park alone.

The parks division supplied the next suggestions for campers:

  • (*8*)Follow the rules of pack it in, pack it out. Whatever gadgets guests carry, keep in mind to pack them out.

  • (*8*)Park visitors are reminded that recycling bins can be found within the parks and may be used for plastic bottles and cans. No glass containers are allowed.

  • (*8*)Food-contaminated waste ought to be disposed of in trash cans.

  • (*8*)Patrons are urged to carry additional trash baggage and take away their trash at the tip of their keep within the park.

San Antonio Fire Department gives the next hearth security suggestions for campers who plan to barbecue:

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  • (*8*)Take care across the grill – Never go away a lit grill unattended. Don’t enable children or pets to play close to the grill. Never attempt to transfer a lit or scorching grill and keep in mind the grill will keep scorching for at least an hour after use.

  • (*8*)Be cautious with charcoal starter fluid – If you employ a charcoal grill, solely use charcoal starter fluid. If the fireplace begins to exit, don’t add any starter fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fireplace. Consider utilizing a charcoal chimney starter, which makes use of newspaper to begin the fireplace as a substitute of starter fluid.

  • (*8*)Wear the proper clothes – Clothing can simply catch hearth, so be certain your shirt tails, sleeves or apron strings don’t dangle over the grill.

  • (*8*)Grease Fires – Remember, if a grease hearth begins on the grill, do NOT pour water on it. For charcoal grills with no lid, please name 911. To safely extinguish a grease hearth on a gasoline grill, flip off the gasoline and shut the lid, if you happen to can safely accomplish that, and name 911.

  • (*8*)Charcoal Grills – Extinguish all of the coals, safely get rid of the ash, after which clear the grill to stop any further hearth.

  • (*8*)Safe ash disposal – Make certain ash is cool. Wrap the ashes up in foil. Never place in a recycle bin.

Park guests who’ve a non-emergency service request can name 311, which is accessible from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days every week. For emergencies, name 911.

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