Protecting Our Natural Resources

Jul 23, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Overcapacity Concerns on Greenbelts

Austin’s beloved greenbelts have experienced an increase of visitors this summer due to higher water levels in our creeks. From families to tourists and everyone in between, our greenbelts are a popular destination for cooling off from the heat. Unfortunately the Parks and Recreation Department has noticed some issues related to overcapacity, especially along swimming holes on Barton Creek and Bull Creek Greenbelts. The Department is pleased to see these resources being used for recreation, but would like to encourage all park users to take personal responsibility and stewardship over our natural resources for future enjoyment.

Overflowing trash cans at Greenbelt entrance

As a reminder, please follow these park rules to help keep Barton Creek and Bull Creek Greenbelts safe and family-friendly:

  • If you pack it in, pack it out—pick up after yourself to avoid litter accumulation
  • Keep all dogs on-leash for safety and scoop the poop, disposing of it at the trailhead trash receptacles
  • No glass containers
  • No smoking
  • No alcohol allowed on Barton Creek Greenbelt
  • Park curfew is 10pm to 5am
  • No overnight camping

Help us protect what we all love and enjoy!

Landscape photo of the Greenbelt

Photos taken by David Papke, Park Ranger II