Georgetown's Blue Hole Park closed to enforce social distancing

The city of Georgetown closed Blue Hole Park April 2 until further notice amid coronavirus concerns. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Georgetown closed Blue Hole Park April 2 until further notice amid coronavirus concerns. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Georgetown closed Blue Hole Park April 2 until further notice amid coronavirus concerns. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Blue Hole Park is closed to the public effective April 2 until further notice to help enforce physical distancing required by the Williamson County Stay Home Stay Safe Order, the city of Georgetown announced in a April 2 news release.

The section of the trail going through Blue Hole Park will also be closed, and barricades will be installed at Scenic Drive and at Rock Street to close off the trail, the release said. Two Rivers and San Gabriel Village residents will still have trail access via the low-water crossing below the dam, it said.

“We did not want to close Blue Hole Park to Georgetown residents wanting to enjoy this community gem, but during the past week, we have received numerous complaints about overcrowding, and simply can’t ensure people’s safety anymore,” City Manager David Morgan said in the release. “While we want residents of Georgetown to get out and enjoy our park, we have to maintain safe distances from one another to slow the spread of this virus in our community. If the City of Georgetown continues to see overcrowding or lack of physical distancing in other parks, we will have to close those as well.”

People who observe violations of the physical distancing can call the Georgetown Police Department’s nonemergency phone number at 512-930-3510.

People with questions about the Stay Home order should call Williamson County’s hotline at 512-943-1600. Calls are answered daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


On March 25, all Georgetown Parks and Recreation amenities and playgrounds that do not allow for physical distancing were closed. This includes playgrounds, pavilions, courts, drinking fountains, restrooms and skate parks, among others.

Garey park, Bark Park, trails, open spaces, and the Dog Ranch and equine amenities at Garey Park remain open.


Park and trail users are encouraged to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and practice physical distancing by remaining a minimum of 6 feet away from anyone one passes on the trails and avoid areas where people may gather, the release said.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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