Grapevine discourages gatherings and Easter egg hunts this weekend

Elevated water levels at Grapevine Lake have closed some parks and trails. (Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Elevated water levels at Grapevine Lake have closed some parks and trails. (Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

Elevated water levels at Grapevine Lake have closed some parks and trails. (Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department and the city of Grapevine are reminding residents that social gatherings and group activities are not allowed, in spite of the Easter weekend. This includes activities at Grapevine Lake. There are two primary reasons for this, with the first being lake levels.

“Due to elevated lake levels at Grapevine Lake, most Lake Parks and Boat Ramps are closed and there is very limited parking or vehicle access,” the department said in an April 8 news release.

A list of parks and trails affected by lake levels can be found here. The Grapevine Police Department is patrolling around public parks on bicycles and on ATVs. People who are parked illegally around the lake will be at risk of a citation.

The second reason is due to the coronavirus outbreak, the city said in a news release. Since Tarrant County declared a stay-at-home executive order March 24, Grapevine has enforced this order and is asking residents to stay in their homes and to only leave for essential outings.

“We are asking residents to stay home and limit park visits to short walks or bike rides (if needed) to prevent gatherings and crowded areas,” the release said.


Physical activity is still considered essential, but doing so in a social gathering or in a group is not allowed, according to the news release.

“We encourage residents to egg hunt at home and stay safe,” the release said.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.