Travis County Parks plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns on the Pruitt Tract near East Metropolitan Park the week of December 13, 2021.

The prescribed burns will be limited to pile burns that will occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. The pile burns will only be conducted on days with the appropriate weather and are expected to occur Tuesday through Thursday.

Travis County Parks is conducting the prescribed burns in cooperation with personnel from the local fire departments and natural resource agencies. 

The prescribed burns are intended to reduce wildfire danger and improve ecosystem health. The pile burns are being conducted to remove heavy volumes of fuel and will be followed by routine prescribed burns in the future.

Smoke will be present for much of the day, but it is expected to be relatively light and limited to the area immediately adjacent to the piles.

No impacts are expected at East Metropolitan Park. The park is expected to remain open during the burn.

The Pruitt Tract is located at 8600 Burleson Manor Road, Manor, TX 78653.

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

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