You're invited to the
Share The Trail Social!
Join us. You're invited to drop by our Share the Trails Social
on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Phil Hardberger
Park East Salado Creek Outdoor Classroom, 13203 Blanco Road. This is an informal
gathering for trail lovers who want to talk about sharing the
trails. It's a free, family-friendly event!
What to expect:
- A brief survey to gauge your experiences on the trails.
- Trail etiquette tips
- Kid Friendly crafts and scavenger hunt
- Tips for pet trail etiquette from Pet, Bath & Beyond
- Bike Bell installation
- Trail Watch and Trail Steward information
- CORE Park Police Officers sharing tips and information
- Tips for bicycle care and repair from Bike World
- Information on the Mission and Museum Reach Trails from San Antonio River Authority (SARA)
Feel free to share the invitation with your trail-loving friends!
(Click on image for Invitation!)
Trail Stewards provide trail outreach
The Parks and Recreation Department has implemented a program in which Trail Stewards patrol Salado, Leon Creek, and Medina River greenway trails. The stewards answer questions, hand out trail maps, and report maintenance issues. They carry cell phones and use the same bikes and equipment issued to Park Police.
The goals of the program include:
- Increased visibility on the greenway trails;
- Outreach and education on park rules to include proper trail usage and safety tips;
- Distribution of trail maps and emergency water;
- Identification of trail and greenway maintenance needs;
- Addressing small scale maintenance activities such as litter pick-up and graffiti abatement;
- And observation and report function for the department and Park Police.
Training includes CPR and first aid certification as well as a bike safety program.
The program will expand in Fiscal Year 2014 allow coverage of additional trails.
Play It Safe SA! Flier (Printable PDF)
Trail Watch Program
seeks dedicated trail lovers
If you're passionate about the trails and enjoy spending time on them, we hope you will consider becoming a Trail Watch Volunteer. Volunteers should be 18 and older, friendly, outgoing and willing to donate four hours a month of their time.
Interested trail users are invited to sign up for an orientation.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Recreation Equipment Inc. (REI), 11745 Interstate Frontage Rd.
The orientation will cover an overview of Trail Watch volunteer roles along with valuable information from Park Police on trail safety. Afterwards, volunteers will travel on the Howard W. Peak Greenway for a hands-on session on the trails. Bring your bike or walking shoes.
Space is limited to 25 people for each orientation session. Reserve your spot and find out when the next session is scheduled by calling 207-8603 or email email@example.com