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.



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