The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department on April 4 announced that park curfew will be lifted at select city parks for residents wanting to camp overnight while celebrating the Easter holiday weekend.

Park curfew will be lifted beginning at 11 p.m. April 6 and will resume at 11 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 9, the city said.

Overnight camping will be allowed at the following city parks:

  • Brackenridge Park, 3700 N. St. Mary’s St., excluding the Brackenridge parking garages, and areas within the current wildlife management zone;
  • Brackenridge Park, First Tee, 915 E. Mulberry Ave., beginning 3 p.m. April 7;
  • Brackenridge Park, Lions Field, 2809 Broadway St.;
  • McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Road;
  • Martin Luther King Park, 3503 Martin Luther King Drive;
  • Roosevelt Park, 331 Roosevelt Ave.;
  • San Pedro Springs Park, 1315 San Pedro Ave.;
  • O.P. Schnabel Park, 9606 Bandera Road;
  • Southside Lions Park, 3100 Hiawatha St.;
  • Southside Lions Park East, 3900 Pecan Valley Drive; and
  • Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati Ave., excluding the island house and gym areas.

City officials said they are reminding park guests that recycling bins are available in the parks and should be used for plastic bottles and cans, and that no glass containers are allowed.

Food-contaminated waste should be disposed of in trash cans, and patrons are urged to bring trash bags and remove their trash at the end of their stay in the park, local officials said.

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, according to a news release.

The city said, during 2022, Easter weekend visitors disposed of 19 tons of trash and 5 tons of recycling in Brackenridge Park alone.

Parks and Recreation Director Homer Garcia III said the city is excited to continue its Easter tradition by allowing camping at select parks over the holiday weekend.

“Families, friends and neighbors can enjoy spending time together, outdoors, in our city’s beautiful green spaces. 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,” Garcia said in a statement.

City officials also said they are reminding residents that the current local weather forecast calls for rain throughout the weekend, so park visitors and campers are urged to pay close attention to local weather reports.

Additionally, city officials said wildlife management activities will be ongoing at Brackenridge Park and Woodlawn Lake Park throughout the weekend.

To deter bird activity, this could mean loud, auditory noise from clapper boards or pyrotechnics being set off in designated areas of these parks, local officials said.

Campers at these park locations should be aware that noise may be similar to fireworks. These are established bird deterrent methods approved and administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Division, officials said.