Police Chief: KOA Trail is Officially Closed to Joggers
SAN ANGELO, TX — The KOA running loop is officially closed, San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter stated in a Facebook post.
The loop near the San Angelo KOA Holiday has been a popular running and walking roadway for years. The approximate 2.2-mile stretch of city street that winds past the KOA campgrounds and lake houses along Lake Nasworthy provided scenic views and five small hills for strengthening your aerobic run or walk.
Where the KOA running roads are:
But the road is actually a city street, officially called Hillside Drive and Gun Club Road and the San Angelo police are having difficulty with the increased use of the popular running road.
At 5 p.m. weekdays since the City of San Angelo put into place social distancing restrictions, parking across Hillside from the KOA has been crowded. When we went Wednesday afternoon, over 75 people were running or walking laps, sharing the roadway with vehicular traffic.
Chief Frank Carter said the increased size of crowds made it a traffic safety concern more than a social distancing concern. There are approximately 22 residential properties along the roadway that cause a low level of vehicular traffic.
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