Travis County reopens some parks after holiday weekend, warns more closures could come

A photo of two women walking on a trail
Travis County will reopen some parks following Fourth of July weekend closures. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Travis County will reopen some parks following Fourth of July weekend closures. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Travis County will reopen some of its parks after closing all parks in its system during Fourth of July weekend. According to a press release, 17 Travis County parks will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. beginning July 7. These parks include Allen Park, Arkansas Bend Park, Barkley Meadows Park, Ben E. Fisher Park, Cypress Creek Park, East Metro Park, Fritz Hughes Park, Little Webberville Park, Milton Reimers Ranch Park, Northeast Metro Park, Pace Bend Park, Richard Moya Park, Selma Hughes Park, Southeast Metro Park, Tom Hughes Park, Webberville Park and Windmill Run Park.

Certain amenities at open parks will still be off-limits, including boat ramps for commercial users, athletic fields, swimming pools, pavilions, playscapes, grills and picnic tables.


The county cautioned that parks could close again in the Austin-Travis County community reaches Stage 5 coronavirus risk, a designation applied to areas where more than 70 individuals are being admitted for coronavirus-related hospitalization each week. Austin Public Health currently classifies Travis County's risk as Stage 4.
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing in 2017. Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio in Columbia, South Carolina before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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