ROUNDUP: Parks closures for the Austin area

Abbott's order closes all state parks and historical sites effective 5 p.m. April 7. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Abbott's order closes all state parks and historical sites effective 5 p.m. April 7. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Abbott's order closes all state parks and historical sites effective 5 p.m. April 7. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

See the latest news about Austin-area parks closures in this Community Impact Newspaper roundup.

Comal County closes parks and boat ramps through Easter weekend

Comal County Judge Sherman Krause announced on Wednesday, April 8, that all nine county-owned boat ramps at Canyon Lake and two county-owned parks would be closed from 5 p.m. April 9 through 5 p.m. on April 13.

Gov. Abbott closes state parks, historical sites due to coronavirus concerns

Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a press release April 7 the temporary closure of all state parks and historical sites due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The order is effective starting April 7 at 5 p.m. until Abbott's decision to lift the order.

Georgetown closes parks and trails for Easter weekend

The city of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department will close all parks and trails from sunset Thursday, April 9, until sunrise Monday, April 13, to discourage gatherings of more than 10 people and to optimize physical distancing goals as a community as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread in Georgetown, a news release said.

Cedar Park closes all parks, trails during Easter weekend

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.

Lake Travis-Westlake-area parks to close Easter weekend

All Travis County parks will be temporarily closed from 8 p.m. April 9 through the holiday weekend, with a limited number of parks reopening 8 a.m. April 13 for walking, hiking and biking.

Austin mayor considering shutting down parks and trails to further social distancing measures

Austin Mayor Steve Adler said April 8 that he has growing concerns about residents gathering at the city’s parks and trails amid strict social distancing measures and said he is considering shutting them down to the public.

Williamson County closes parks and trails for Easter weekend

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will be closing all county parks and trails at sunset on April 9 until sunrise April 13, according to an April 8 news release.

Pflugerville requests all homeowner associations close parks Easter weekend

Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales has submitted a letter to all city homeowner associations requesting them to close HOA parks during Easter weekend, according to an April 7 city news release. The request, dated April 5, aligns with city and county orders on park closures, running from 8 a.m. April 10 through 8 a.m. April 13.

New Braunfels’ parks to be closed Easter weekend

The city of New Braunfels announced the closure of all city parks from 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, to 8 a.m. on Monday, April 13.

Warren Brown, Andy Li, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Taylor Girtman, Amy Rae Dadamo, Christopher Neely, Ali Linan and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.


The new Symphony Square development will include an office building and 32-story residential tower. (Courtesy Greystar Real Estate Partners)
Greystar announces groundbreaking of Symphony Square office and residential development

The seven-story office project and 32-story residential tower are expected to open off of Red River Street in 2023.

The Central Health PUD site is currently being cleared to pave the way for future development. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Central Health's downtown innovation district planned unit development project approved, campus cleared for potential redevelopment

The 14-acre site located between I-35 and Waterloo Park could be redeveloped as a walkable, mixed-use commercial hub.

Photo of a for sale sign in a yard
Central Austin's median home price topped $700,000 in May

Austin Board of Realtors data shows a new record for home prices in Austin's core.

Photo of the Travis County building and sign
Travis County lays out initial funding framework for American Rescue Plan Act allocation

The first round of funding will support programs initially established with Coronavirus Relief Funds.

West Austin's Lions Municipal Golf Course was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 due to its significance in the civil rights movement as the first Southern golf course to desegregate. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austinites share their hopes for Muny golf course's future

The Lions Municipal Golf Course is part of a University of Texas-owned property that may be rezoned by the city of Austin over the coming months.

Waterloo Park will open to the public Aug. 14 with a daylong festival, and its Moody Amphitheater is set to host its first ticketed concert Aug. 20. (Courtesy Waterloo Greenway Conservancy)
PHOTOS: Waterloo Park will open Aug. 14 with full-day festival, host Gary Clark Jr. for first ticketed concert Aug. 20

The 11-acre park on Waller Creek features an amphitheater, trails, gardens, play spaces, and a food truck area.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Photo of fireworks in downtown Austin
Austin June and July events: fireworks, gallery openings and more

The Austin Symphony's Fourth of July fireworks show is back this year at Vic Mathias Shores.

Photo of an outdoor fort art exhibit
'Fortlandia' art installation coming to Butler Hike and Bike Trail

The interactive outdoor art exhibit was originally part of the popular "Fortlandia" event at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in 2020.

The Lions Municipal Golf Course is part of one of four University of Texas-owned properties that could move through Austin's rezoning process over the coming months. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Public feedback process now open for rezoning of 4 UT-owned properties, including West Austin's Muny golf course

An initial public engagement session covering the Brackenridge tracts, where Muny is located, will be held June 21.

The project at Springdale Road and Airport Boulevard will feature two six-story office towers, a parking garage and several acres of rehabilitated green space. (Courtesy Gensler)
Springdale Green developers detail plans for recently approved East Austin office and restoration project

The site will include a pair of six-story office towers and nearly 20 acres of restored natural space with an expected completion date set for late 2023.