Monday, June 29, 2020

City and Goodfellow AFB Restrict Lake Nasworthy Access to July 4th Fireworks

Goodfellow Airforce Base was the first to restrict access to its Recreation Camp at Lake Nasworthy for the July 4th fireworks show.  The base website stated on June 26th "The Goodfellow Recreation Camp will not be a viewing area for the fireworks display at Lake Nasworthy."

Today the City of San Angelo announced all Lake Nasworthy parks will close Friday July 3rd at midnight and remain closed until July 13th.  It's not clear at this time if the fireworks show will go on.

Update 6-30-20:  The fireworks show is a go. The Lake Nasworthy Homeowner's Association encourages residents to come out, legally park and treat the fireworks show like a drive in theater.  As normal viewing will be closed this sounds a recipe for a traffic nightmare.  The trash debacle is normally seen the next morning.  Hopefully viewers will do as requested and take their refuse with them when they leave.

Twin Buttes Reservoir will be open over the July 4th weekend.  For decades the July 4th weekend was an annual trashing event.  The property remains without restroom facilities despite promises from the City, the Bureau of Reclamation and Parks and Wildlife to make improvements.

Update 7-1-20:  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.  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 7-3-20:  The Homeowner's Association postponed the fireworks show.  Lake Nasworthy parks are once again closed until July 13th.

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