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. Hamilton Pool Preserve is closed until further notice. (Community Impact Staff)
All Travis County parks will be temporarily closed from 8 p.m. April 9 through the holiday weekend. Hamilton Pool Preserve is closed until further notice. (Community Impact Staff)

All Travis County parks will be temporarily closed from 8 p.m. April 9 through the holiday weekend. Hamilton Pool Preserve is closed until further notice. (Community Impact Staff)

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.

Traditionally, parks and green spaces in the Lake Travis-Westlake area are well-utilized by families throughout the Easter weekend. However, this year, the community is being advised to prioritize social distancing.



The following parks in the Lake Travis-Westlake area will be closed.




  • Bob Wentz Park at 7144 Comanche Trail, Austin, is closed until further notice.

  • Cypress Creek Park at 13601 Bullick Hollow Road, Austin, is closed until further notice.

  • Reimers Observatory at 4201 Eck Lane, Austin, is closed until 8 a.m. April 13.

  • Fritz Hughes Park at 3100 Fritz Hughes Park Road, Austin, is closed until further notice.

  • Hamilton Pool Preserve 24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Austin, is closed until further notice, with refunds being honored for those with missed reservations. Travis County will not be accepting any new or rescheduled reservations at this time.

  • The Loop 360 Boat Ramp at Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, is closed until further notice.

  • Mansfield Dam Park at 4370 Mansfield Dam Park Road, Austin, is closed until 8 a.m. April 13, when it will reopen for limited use.

  • Mary Quinlan Park at 1601 S. Quinlan Park Road, Austin, is closed until further notice.

  • Pace Bend Park at 2011 N. Pace Bend Road, Austin, is closed until 8 a.m. April 13, when it will reopen for limited use. Restrooms, playgrounds and water fountains are closed, and camping is prohibited until further notice. Both boat ramps are unavailable, as is the west side of the park.

  • Selma Hughes Park at 11921 Selma Hughes Park Road, Austin, is closed until further notice.

  • Tom Hughes Park at 12714 Hughes Park Road, Austin, is closed until further notice.

  • Wild Basin Wilderness preserve at 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, is closed to the public until further notice. Staff will be patrolling the entrance to prevent trespassing and will be available through email.



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