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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Riverside Park to close during youth hunt

A stack of signs reading "Restricted area, hunting in progress, authorized personnel only."

PHOTO #1: Cautionary signs will be placed around the perimeter of Riverside Park during a youth hunt Nov. 21-22.

PHOTO #2: This map shows the area of Riverside Park that will be closed during a youth hunt Nov. 21-22. Barricades, warning signs and red caution tape will be placed along the boundary.

Riverside Park will close at 3 p.m. Nov. 21 and remain closed all day Nov. 22 during the Texas Youth Hunting Program deer and hog hunt hosted by the City’s Parks & Recreation and the Texas Wildlife Association.

The park will reopen at 7 a.m. Nov. 23.

Map shows a red outline along the outside of Riverside Park, except small areas north and south.The Children’s Park, Riverside RV Park, The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar, The Texas Zoo and Evergreen Cemetery will remain open.

Learn more about the hunt

Parks & Recreation will barricade roads and walkways leading into the park and will use red caution tape to block surrounding areas. Signs will be placed in the area to alert residents to the closure.

Each of the six hunters will be supervised at all times by a guardian and, if the guardian is not an experienced hunter, a TWA hunting guide. The adults will make sure that each shot is safe, legal and ethical and does not pose a danger to the area outside the park.

For more information about Parks & Recreation programs and services, visit www.victoriatx.gov/parks

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