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Travis County closes parks and pools after COVID-19 cases rise

Travis County closes parks and pools after COVID-19 cases rise

Park Closed sign for Austin/Travis County
Some Travis County parks are closed amid elevated coronavirus concerns. Photo courtesy of KVUE

KVUE — Restrictions are coming to some Travis County parks and pools after the area saw a rise in coronavirus cases.

Travis County has entered stage 4 of its risk-based level for COVID-19, so county officials are limiting park amenities to the use of trails and boat ramps. Some parks are temporarily closing, while others are changing their hours.

When the county transitions back to stage 3 or lower on the risk scale, more park amenities will reopen. A date will then be announced to open pavilions and group shelters, athletic fields, park playscapes, picnic tables and barbecue grills, and reservations for camping sites.

Here is a list of parks closed until further notice:

A number of Travis County parks will be open from 8 am to 8 pm for walking, hiking, biking, and other activities that are allowed.

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To read the full story, visit KVUE.com.