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Old 05-04-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Closing a track after school hours to the public that pays for said track is so stupid in so many ways.

But when you live in a culture of fear.....
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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According to the link Elnina posted, MacArthur High School has a private track. They do have the ability to lock up the track or the parking lot leading to the track, but they don't. Many people run and walk there including myself.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Closing a track after school hours to the public that pays for said track is so stupid in so many ways.

But when you live in a culture of fear.....
However, many playgrounds and fields are locked due to vandalism/theft/mischief. It's a fine line between having taxpayer funded items open to all, and being good stewards of said amenities.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:50 PM
 
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I moved to the Alamo Ranch Community on the Far West side a few months ago, and have been running at the W H Taft High School track whenever I get the chance, usually in the mornings. A few days ago, the Athletic Director came out and requested that I refrain from using the track while school was in session, in that it is occasionally used by the students. I considered this a reasonable request, and I intend to abide by it. He encouraged me (and others) to use the track when school wasn't in session, and even implied that we had an inherent right to do so, since our tax dollars essentially paid for it. He came across as very professional and courteous, and I appreciated our interaction. The track itself is in great shape, and only about a year old. Now if only my knees would hold up ...
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks Bo and elnina I'll be sure to give the school a call. Elnina thanks for the web link, seems like a good site to find tracks.
Any chance you looked into this?

A few years back I went to Holmes a few times, I think it's still accessible to the public. I say accessible rather than open (to) because I don't think it's officially sanctioned. I've yet to check Warren.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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I found out that John Paul Stevens HS is open to the public, and that's where I've been going. It's located on Ellison close to potranco. It's a nice track, a lot of people go there.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Great, thanks for letting me know. I'm sure if Jay's track was street accessible rather than behind the buildings it would be open too.
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