Q: What is the cost to attend the Fourth of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park and the Fireworks Show. And what is there to do?
A: It’s a free event and the Park is open on July 4 from 5:00 am until midnight. Come early to pick out your best viewing spot! There is something for everyone that day starting with complimentary Zumba in the gym and ending with a dazzling fireworks show that night. Guests will enjoy delicious food from more than 30 vendors, shopping delights, fitness activities, as well as live music, a carnival, and an appearance by Peppa Pig!
Q: Am I allowed to camp overnight?
A: No overnight camping is permitted at Woodlawn Lake Park.
Q: Can I cook and/or grill at the park?
A: According to City of San Antonio code, it is unlawful to have a fire except in designated fire pits, fire rings, and barbeque pits. The Parks & Recreation Department does allow park patrons to bring pits/grills but patrons may not pull a pit/grill into the park from their truck by driving on the grass. The pit/grill can only be wheeled near a picnic unit or open space.
Q: Will alcohol be sold at this event and can I bring my own?
A: No. Alcohol is banned in Woodlawn Park 365 days a year by City ordinance.
Q. Is there any food to purchase at the Fourth of July Celebration?
A: Yes! There will be more than 30 food selections as well as musical entertainment and activities all day and evening.
Q: Will streets will be closed around Woodlawn Lake Park?
A: Some surrounding streets will be closed, and full closure of Josephine Tobin will take place around 8pm and will reopen after the conclusion of the fireworks show when SAPD deems it safe.
Q: Where can I park to attend this event and do I have to pay?
A: Free parking is located along the streets in the surrounding neighborhoods; please be aware of police barricades and barrels that indicate “No Parking Zones”. Carpooling is encouraged as well as arriving early!
Q: Oops, my car was towed, where can I pick it up?
A: SAPD will have vehicles towed to the 400-600 block of Germainia Street.
Q: Can I sell food, merchandise, or any other items at this event?
A: All vendors in the park and on the streets surrounding the park who wish to sell any type of product must do it with the permission of the San Antonio Parks Foundation. To become a vendor for future events, apply to become a vendor online at http://saparksfoundation.org/events/vendors/
Q: Can I take the bus to the event?
A: View the Via Bus Schedule at http://www.viaprimo.com/BusService/Schedules.aspx
Q: Can I swim in Woodlawn Lake Park?
A: Swimming in the lake is prohibited but the Woodlawn Lake Swimming Pool is open from 1 pm to 7 pm on the Fourth of July.
Q: Can I fish in Woodlawn Lake?
A: Yes. A fishing license is required.
Q: What are the overall park rules?
A: The City of San Antonio’s Parks & Recreation rules can be viewed here http://www.sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/ParksFacilities/ParkSafetyRules.aspx