Sections

About Us

 
Make a Donation
Fully-Local • Non-Partisan • Public-Service Journalism
 

Travis County reopens (some) parks

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by Tai Moses

Having closed many county parks to discourage large gatherings over the Independence Day weekend, Travis County Parks is now reopening selected parks today – with some caveats. In short, “The community continues to be at Stage 4 of Austin Public Health’s 5-Stage Guidelines. APH recommends measures to promote social distancing during this time and encourages residents to stay home. All park visitors will be required to follow all local orders issued by governmental entities. Additional closures will take place if the community reaches Stage 5,” says a news release from the parks department. Del Valle Softball Fields, Dink Pearson Park, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Hippie Hollow Park, Bob Wentz Park, Loop 360 Park, Mansfield Dam Park, Mary Quinlan Park and Sandy Creek Park remain closed (boat ramps at the latter five parks are also closed). Find an updated list of which Travis County parks are open/closed here. Find out which Austin Parks and Recreation Department facilities and parks are currently open/closed here.

Join Your Friends and Neighbors

We're a nonprofit news organization, and we put our service to you above all else. That will never change. But public-service journalism requires community support from readers like you. Will you join your friends and neighbors to support our work and mission?

Back to Top