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Update June 29, 2020 - Lake Nasworthy parks, beaches closed July 4 weekend. Original: Parks closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Post Date:06/25/2020 8:23 AM

Update on Lake Nasworthy parks for July 4 fireworks show

Post Date: July 1, 2020

The Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association announced Tuesday, June 30, that it would be moving forward with the annual fireworks show July 4. In light of this announcement, the City of San Angelo will open certain parks to allow citizens to view the fireworks. These parks will be open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The City stresses that every citizen stay home but we understand wanting to celebrate this national holiday. If you do leave your home to view the fireworks, we strongly ask that you stay in your car and do not congregate with people outside of your immediate household. A reminder: private gatherings of 10 or more people and any outdoor gathering of 100 people or more are prohibited per Governor Abbott’s orders.

“Upon learning that the July Fourth fireworks show was still scheduled to take place, the San Angelo Police Department continued planning for this event,” Police Chief Frank Carter said. “Based on the very large crowds that attend this event, the department decided it was in the best interest of public safety if some of the lake parks were opened in order to ensure ingress and egress. This will help aide in access for first responders to all areas of Lake Nasworthy and surrounding areas. It is always the desire of this department that every event is conducted as safely as possible for all members of the community.”

The City recommends for everyone to stay home this Fourth of July to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community and to avoid all gatherings with anyone outside your immediate household. If you decide to go to the lake for the fireworks show, we strongly encourage people to remain in their vehicles.

Visitors may watch the fireworks show but must leave immediately after. The San Angelo Police Department (SAPD) will allow time for visitors to leave before enforcing the 11 p.m. park closures. Camping is also prohibited until July 13.

Middle Concho Park and its boat ramps will not be open to the public until July 13. All other public boat ramps will be open. The Spring Creek, Mary E. Lee and South Concho parks’ restrooms will also be open to the public.

A reminder, City parks around Lake Nasworthy are closed until July 13. Tom Green County Parks will be closed to all activities beginning on July 2 and ending on July 13.

Citizens visiting the lake are encouraged to alert SAPD if they witness any instances of vandalism, reckless behavior or other unlawful acts in an effort to keep Lake Nasworthy safe, enjoyable and attractive.

Lake Nasworthy parks that will be open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 4:

  • Mary E Lee Beach, 2160 Mary E. Lee Road
  • South Concho Park, 1608 South Concho Drive
  • Pecan Creek Park, 8400 Country Club Road
  • Knickerbocker Park, 6402 Knickerbocker Road
  • Hillside Drive, 6600 block of Knickerbocker Road
  • Fish Hatchery Road Park, 3500 block of Country Club Road. 

Update June 29, 2020

Lake Nasworthy parks, beaches closed July 4 weekend

Post Date:06/29/2020

Effective at midnight Friday, July 3, all parks and beaches at Lake Nasworthy will be closed to the public. The closures will remain in effect until July 13.

These closures are part of the City of San Angelo’s effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The City is in discussion with the Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association regarding the July 4 fireworks show. We do not have any further information at this time.

List of lake parks

Hot Water Slough Park

Knickerbocker Park

Mary E. Lee Park

Mary E. Lee Beach

Middle Concho Park

Pecan Creek Park

Red Bluff Circle

Rock Slough Park

Shady Point Circle

South Concho Park (Lake Park)

Spring Creek Park

Fish Hatchery Road Park

Shalimar Road Park

Original news release 

All City of San Angelo and Tom Green County parks and recreation areas will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for all purposes, including overnight camping.

This order takes effect at midnight on Friday, June 26, 2020 and will extend until midnight July 13, 2020.  

View the full declaration here.