Find out when public pools, water parks will open in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

Rock'N River Water Park still anticipates opening Memorial Day weekend, Round Rock city officials confirmed April 29. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Rock'N River Water Park still anticipates opening Memorial Day weekend, Round Rock city officials confirmed April 29. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

Rock'N River Water Park still anticipates opening Memorial Day weekend, Round Rock city officials confirmed April 29. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

With May just around the corner and Texas on the cusp of summer weather, area residents interested in relaxing by the pool or visiting a water park may have to wait longer than usual. Given the coronavirus pandemic, some pool facilities and water parks in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto have postponed opening.

In Round Rock, city pools are expected to reopen this summer, although at a later date than usual, Sara Bustilloz, Round Rock’s assistant director of communications and marketing, confirmed in an April 29 email. Bustilloz added city staff will maintain lower attendances than occupancy rates allow as well as adjust seating arrangements to promote social distancing and enhance its sanitation protocol.

As it stands, Rock’N River Water Park is still anticipated to open Memorial Day weekend, Bustilloz said. City staff will continually monitor the pandemic to help ensure the opening date is appropriate, she added. Rock’N River’s season pass holder event, originally scheduled for May 16, has also been postponed to a later date, which will be announced on the city’s website.

For Pflugerville residents, pool facilities and splash pads remain closed until further notice due to the pandemic. At Pflugerville City Council’s April 28 meeting, council discussed the possibility of reopening Lake Pflugerville for limited activities, such as solo kayaking or fishing. As of this time, however, the lake will remain closed due to concerns over adherence to social distancing.

Typhoon Texas, Pflugerville’s outdoor water park, is still scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend for the 2020 season, according to an April 20 post on the company’s Facebook page. A request for additional information was not immediately responded to.

Hutto’s playgrounds, pavilions, sport courts, fountains and restrooms remain closed during the pandemic. City parks’ open spaces and trails are still available for use, and fishing is permitted at Hutto Lake Park.


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