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LCRA closes parks for holiday weekend

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by Tai Moses

The Lower Colorado River Authority has issued an alert advising the public that it will be closing its five Travis County parks for the Independence Day weekend in the hopes of discouraging public gatherings. The announcement comes on the heels of similar closures of city and county parks amid a rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in the region. Gloster Bend Recreation Area, Jessica Hollis Park, McGregor Preserve, Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area and Turkey Bend Recreation Area will all be closed to the public, boat ramps included, from July 2-7. Those who have overnight reservations will receive full refunds. LCRA’s other parks are expected to remain open over the weekend, with the proviso that “Visitors must wear face coverings and should practice social distancing in the parks. No groups larger than five people are allowed, except for families or people living in the same household.”

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