Prescribed Burns Scheduled
Travis County is planning a prescribed burn for areas in and around the Disc Golf Area, The multi-use area which has the entrance of Burleson Manor Rd. will be closed as will the Disc Golf Course will be closed Wednesday and Friday (01/12/22 – 01/14/22) The projects will be implemented between Wednesday and Friday (01/12/22 – 01/14/22) and will include a number of small broadcast burns (2-11 acres) and/or pile burning projects. There is a slight chance disc golf will be closed till Monday 01/17/22. We anticipate closing the entire southern portion of the park, which will affect access to the soccer fields, the disc golf course, and portions of the paved trail. Other areas within the park that are not closed may be impacted by smoke from the prescribed burn. Closures may extend into the weekend in some locations
The pavilion remains closed at East Metro Park.
2021 Prescribed Burns
Travis County Parks plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns at East Metropolitan Park sometime between December 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022. We do not know the exact date because the projects are weather dependent. The projects are being implemented to improve the health of the park ecosystem and reduce wildfire hazards. There are six projects planned. Each project is between 5 and 20 acres and will be completed in a day. Additional information will be provided as the projects get closer to implementation.
East Metropolitan Park is your favorite neighborhood park to come fish, swim and play!
18706 Blake Manor Road
Manor, TX 78653
8:00 am to civil twilight
(Today's civil twilight is 06:23 pm)
Sports Fields Hours
February 16 - November 30
8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sports Fields Rain-Out Number
Activities and Amenities
18-hole disc golf course
Covered basketball court (1)
Extra large shelter* (1)
Fishing pond (2)
Multi-use fields* (2)
Paved multi-use trail
Practice fields (2)
Sand Volleyball (2)
Soccer fields* (4)
Senior baseball fields* (3)
Swimming pool and wading pool area
Youth baseball fields* (4)
* Reservations required
Know Before You Go
Sports Fields Closed Season
Sports fields are closed for rehabilitation from December 1 - February 15.
The Texas Parks Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division Neighborhood Fishin' Program (NFP) expanded to the Austin metropolitan area in 2008 with the introduction of Bullfrog Pond in Travis County’s East Metro Park. Due to the tremendous success, in 2015 the program was added to Kingfisher Pond, a 2 acre pond located in East Metro Park.
The general goal of the NFP is to provide fishing opportunities in all Texas urban areas, with an emphasis on youth participation. TPWD has partnered with Travis County parks to provide a quality fishing experience at these ponds. The ponds have excellent bank access and a state-of-the-art fishing pier. The TPWD Inland Fisheries Division provides fisheries management expertise and fish for regular stockings. The fish-stocking plan consists of bi-weekly stockings of channel catfish or rainbow trout. Channel catfish (12 inches) are stocked from April through November (except for during the peak heat during the month of August) and rainbow trout (8-12 inches) December through March. Visitors over 17 years of age must have a valid Texas fishing license.
A valid freshwater fishing license is required to fish Bullfrog and Kingsfisher Pond unless you are exempt. Fishing is by pole and line only and a maximum of two poles per angler. There is no minimum length limit and a 5 fish daily bag limit per angler for channel catfish and rainbow trout.
East Metropolitan Park also includes a swimming pool managed by the YMCA of Austin, who will manage pool operations, provide certified lifeguards, and pool programming, i.e., swimming lessons and physical fitness. The pool typically operates Memorial Day through Labor Day but is currently closed due to impacts of COVID-19. More information about the pool can be obtained at the YMCA website www.austinymca.org.
Shelter and Pavilion
Shelter and pavilion reservations are required. The extra large shelter can accommodate up to 100 people and the pavilion can accommodate up to 200.Make a Reservation Request
Sport field reservations are required. Read the reservation information.
The following are prohibited:
- Glass containers
- Ground fires
- Off-leash pets
- Public display of consumption of alcohol
- Tobacco products
For more information, view the Parks Rules and Safety page.
The 273-acre East Metropolitan Park is a multiple-use recreational area with recreational facilities financed with voter-approved park bonds.