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No grilling at Austin parks for now

Monday, July 30, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Parks and Recreation Department has enacted a burn ban prohibiting fires in all city parks, greenbelts and preserves. This also means grilling is verboten, which includes the use of all kinds of wood or charcoal barbecue pits, grills and smokers. Propane stoves will still be tolerated in designated picnic areas. Smoking, as a reminder, is never allowed in Austin parks. Fire-starters could receive a fine between $300 and $500. The ban is effective indefinitely – PARD will issue a statement when conditions make it safe for the department to lift it.

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