Austin Parks and Recreation

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July 02, 2020 - 12:40 pm
The City of Austin says it will close park facilities and park amenities in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
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Zilker Park
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June 29, 2020 - 6:25 pm
Following the move of Travis County earlier Monday, the City of Austin will also be closing its parks for the July 4 weekend.
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Lake Austin Pennybacker Bridge
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May 21, 2020 - 11:19 am
Personal watercraft, wet bikes, motorized surfboards, and other similar devices are banned on Lake Austin for the Memorial Day weekend, officials announced Thursday.
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closed sign
courtesy Travis County Parks
Talk 1370 Newsroom
May 10, 2020 - 6:03 pm
A number of area parks were closed Sunday afternoon after reaching full capacity.
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May 07, 2020 - 8:32 pm
Some City of Austin parks will see some changes beginning Friday to help ensure the safety of park patrons.
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Brandon Hicks APD
courtesy Austin Police Department
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May 01, 2020 - 2:04 pm
An Austin park ranger was shoved into Lake Austin Thursday afternoon while asking crowds to stay six feet apart from each other.
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April 07, 2020 - 10:33 am
City of Austin parks and trails will close during the Easter weekend to help stop the spread of COVID-19, officials announced Tuesday.
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March 28, 2020 - 3:34 pm
Amenities at Austin's parks will close to encourage compliance with the city's "Stay Home, Work Safe" order, officials announced Saturday.
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May 13, 2019 - 8:49 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- City officials say the Barton Creek Greenbelt will re-open Monday afternoon. Officials closed the Greenbelt last week after flooding created dangerous conditions. Slick and muddy conditions may still be present in some areas; officials say park users should exercise caution...
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January 03, 2019 - 8:47 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Heavy rains have caused the City to close the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Barton Springs Pool. Officials say the closures are due to fast moving water, damage from flooding, and debris on the greenbelt trails. For pool swimmers, Deep Eddy Pool will open at 6am until Barton Springs...
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