Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on Friday, June 9, 2017. The prescribed burn will take place between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will take two to four hours to complete. Travis County Parks is conducting the burn in cooperation with personnel from local fire departments and natural resource agencies
The prescribed burn includes approximately 25 acres of live oak savannahs and will help maintain this plant community by removing invading shrubs, reducing the number of exotic species, and enhancing the health and diversity of the native plant community.
The prescribed burn will be conducted with southeasterly winds which will carry smoke to the northwest across the Pedernales River and towards the Fall Creek area. Some smoke impacts may occur, but they should be relatively light and of a short duration due to the small size of the project.
The park will remain open; however, some portions of the park may be closed and access along the main park road may be delayed. Currently the only planned closures are for a portion of the river access parking area, a portion of the Granite Trail, and the entire pavilion parking area. Climbers Canyon will remain open but parking will be relocated to the mountain bike parking area during the prescribed burn.
Reimers Ranch Park is located at 23610 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620.
Media: The prescribed burn is located adjacent to the main road, and in order to minimize impacts to traffic and provide for the safety of the park users and fire management staff, no media will be allowed on-site. Please contact Glen Gillman at (512) 844-7480 for inquiries, or check in at the park fee booth for additional information.