San Antonio officials said people interested in camping overnight for Easter celebrations may do so at select public city parks.

Current situation

Representatives with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department on March 26 said the city’s annual park curfew will be lifted to accommodate people wanting to stay overnight for their private Easter holiday activities, something that has become a local Easter tradition over the years.

The park curfew will be lifted at 11 p.m. March 28 and will resume at 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31 at the following parks:
  • Brackenridge Park, 3700 N. St. Mary’s St., excluding the Brackenridge Park parking facility
  • Brackenridge Park, The First Tee, 915 E. Mulberry Ave., beginning March 29 at 3 p.m.
  • Brackenridge Park, Lions Field, 2809 Broadway St.
  • McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Road
  • MLK 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
  • Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati Ave.
Dig deeper

City officials urged park visitors to bring trash bags and remove their garbage at the end of their stay in the park. Members of the city’s park stewardship team and volunteers will visit these throughout Easter weekend to promote recycling opportunities and provide extra trash bags to park guests. Otherwise, city officials said park visitors must follow regular park regulations.

Parks and Recreation Director Homer Garcia III said he and fellow city officials are eager to welcome visitors to San Antonio’s public parks as part of Easter festivities.

“Our city’s Easter camping tradition is like none other, and we’re excited to welcome families, friends and neighbors to select parks over the holiday weekend,” Garcia said in a statement. “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.”