Last updated March 31, 2020 at 6:12 pm
Read the social distancing guide in public parks.
This page will provide timely updates about Travis County Parks response activities and links to specific information about parks that may be involved. Travis County Parks follows guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and coordinates closely with City of Austin and Travis County Emergency Management agencies.
Latest Travis County Parks News
- March 31, 2020 - Easter celebrations are historically a time for families to come together in outdoor parks facilities. However, due to concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, ALL Travis County parks are closed from Thursday, April 9, at 8:00 p.m., through the Easter weekend. Some parks may reopen again for limited activities such as, walking, hiking and biking activities on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
- March 26, 2020 - Effective Friday, March 27, 2020, the following Travis County parks will be open for day use from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. for walking, hiking, biking and other permitted activities (Please see individual park pages for more info):
- Reimers Ranch Park (beach access closed)
- Pace Bend Park (boat ramps closed)
- Mansfield Dam Park (boat ramp closed; limited parking available)
- Arkansas Bend Park (boat ramps closed)
- Richard Moya Park (west end entry and multi-use parking lot)
- Northeast Metro Park (only trails are open; limited parking)
- Southeast Metro Park (only trails are open)
- East Metro Park (only trails are open)
- Webberville Park (boat ramp closed)
- All park playground/playscapes are closed.
- All park restrooms are closed.
- Water fountains are turned off, bring adequate water.
The following Travis County parks will be closed to the public until further notice:
- Hamilton Pool Preserve (currently closed)
- Allen Park
- Bob Wentz Park
- Hippie Hollow Park
- Loop 360 Park
- Cypress Creek Park
- Sandy Creek Park
- Tom Hughes Park
- Mary Quinlan Park
- Barkley Meadows Park
- Del Valle Softball Fields
- Little Webberville Park
- Fritz Hughes Park
- Selma Hughes Park
- Ben E. Fisher Park
- Windmill Run Park
- March 24, 2020 - Recognizing the urgency and need to maintain social distancing, the only remaining use of Travis County Parks will be park grass areas and trails that allow users to observing the 6 feet safe distance rule. We are strongly encouraging people to stay home but understand that parks may be the only greenspace near neighborhoods. Park Police will be monitoring parks and trail usage to ensure compliance of the 6 feet safe distance requirement.
When in our parks, practice social distancing and safe practices recommended by health authorities. Reservation and safety updates are listed below. In an effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19, and due to substantial risks to the public and park staff, and based on Austin Public Health and Travis County Emergency Management recommendations, all Travis County Parks reservations are canceled along with some parks and areas within the parks. Most park restrooms are closed. The cancelation and closure includes all athletic fields, BMX racetrack, shelters, pavilions, campsites, and organized events. We have also suspended the rescheduling process at this time. Please check the individual park pages for specific information regarding the current operation of the park. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
- March 16, 2020 - In order to protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Hamilton Pool Preserve is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. Refunds will be honored as well as rescheduling visits once Travis County deems it safe to do so.