Update: Leander closes Robin Bledsoe Park during Easter weekend

Cedar Park city parks and trails will be closed from sunset April 9 through sunrise April 13. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cedar Park city parks and trails will be closed from sunset April 9 through sunrise April 13. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Cedar Park city parks and trails will be closed from sunset April 9 through sunrise April 13. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Update 8:24 p.m., April 9

Leander will close Robin Bledsoe Park and its trails, fields, facilities and equipment from sunset April 9 through sunrise April 13, according to a city release. This is an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, according to the release.

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All Cedar Park city parks and trails will be closed from sunset April 9 through sunrise April 13, according to an April 8 Cedar Park media release.

The closures are part of an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and prevent residents from being exposure during the holiday weekend, according to the release.


Gates will be closed, locked and barricaded at Veterans Memorial Park, Elizabeth Milburn Park, Brushy Creek Lake Park and Brushy Creek Sports Park, according to the release.

Parks staff will monitor all closed areas, and signage will be posted at these parks, along closed trails and at all Cedar Park neighborhood and pocket parks.

“The decision to close our parks and trails weighed heavily on us. But the health risks are just too great when it comes to the potential of having a large number of people in our parks during Easter weekend. The health and safety of our citizens is our top priority, and by closing our parks and trails, we are reducing these points of exposure,” said Curt Randa, Cedar Park parks and recreation director, in the release.

Leander city parks remain open as of 1 p.m. April 8.

There are further temporary park closures across the geater Austin area and the state.

Travis County announced it would close all parks from April 10-12 to limit gatherings over the holiday weekend. Some parks will reopen in a limited capacity April 13 for walking, hiking and biking.

Williamson County parks and trails will be closed from sunset April 9 until sunrise April 13. This includes Brushy Creek Regional Park, which runs along some Cedar Park parks.

Across all Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott announced April 7 the temporary closure of all state parks and historical sites from April 7 until Abbott lifts the order.
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.