“We have continued to see a lot of traffic at our boat ramps even as most residents have undertaken social distancing measures in compliance with state and county stay at home orders,” Krause said in a press release. “This order provides law enforcement additional tools to enforce these orders at places where people might otherwise congregate and spread the coronavirus.”
The affected parks are Hidden Valley Sports Park and Jumbo Evans Sports Park. Hike-and-bike parks, including Kleck Park and Curry Nature Center, are not impacted.
New Braunfels issued a similar order for its parks on April 3.
Both mandates were issued to limit the spread of coronavirus cases. The county reported 29 cases total, as of today, and 18 have been in New Braunfels, including one of the county's three fatalities.
Comal County and New Braunfels have stay-at-home orders that are active through March 31, though they could be extended.
This story was updated to reflect a correction issued by Comal County about which parks are closed for Easter weekend.