Georgetown public swimming pools will likely not open May 30

Georgetown's public pools, splash pads and Blue Hole Park will likely not reopen May 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Georgetown Parks & Recreation)
Georgetown's public pools, splash pads and Blue Hole Park will likely not reopen May 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Georgetown Parks & Recreation)

Georgetown's public pools, splash pads and Blue Hole Park will likely not reopen May 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Georgetown Parks & Recreation)

The city of Georgetown's public swimming pools and aquatic facilities will likely not open May 30, Parks & Recreation Director Kimberly Garrett confirmed in an April 28 email to Community Impact Newspaper.

Garrett's cited Gov. Greg Abbott's current order, which recommends residents avoid public swimming pools due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Along with its pools, Garrett said the city's splash pads did not open April 1 and are not expected to open at the end of May. Garrett said the splash pads are "destination amenities and draw large numbers," which make enforcing social distancing more difficult.

"We need more guidance before we can make decisions and put a date out to the public," Garrett said.

Also closed to the public is Blue Hole Park, the city's lagoon. Garrett said the park was closed April 2 following repeated violations of social distancing provisions. An opening date for the lagoon has not yet been determined.


All other Georgetown city parks remain open for public use of its trails, Garrett said. She advised residents to continue practicing social distancing measures and added that once the city receives more details on a reopening timeline for its park and aquatic facilities, further information will be provided.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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