Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Pace Bend Park on December 2, 2021. The prescribed burn will occur between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will take approximately two hours to complete.
Travis County Parks is conducting the prescribed burn in cooperation with personnel from the local fire departments and natural resource agencies.
The prescribed burn is intended to reduce wildfire danger and improve ecosystem health by removing invading shrubs, consuming dead and downed vegetation, reducing the number of exotic species, and enhancing the health and diversity of the native plant community.
The prescribed burn is small (14 acres) and is located on the northern end of Pace Bend Park. Southerly winds are predicted, which will carry the smoke to the north across the park, the lake, and communities to the north. Smoke will be visible for a few hours but is expected to be light.
The park will remain open except for Kate and Johnsons Cove which is expected to be closed for the day. There may be some short traffic delays along Pace Bend Road near the burn unit.
Pace Bend Park is located at 2805 Pace Bend Road North, Spicewood, TX 78669.
Media note: Please call the PIO (contact listed below), or check in at the park fee booth for additional information.
- Hector Nieto, Travis County PIO, 956-251-2902
- Glen Gillman, Park Land Manager, 512-844-7480