Emma Long Metropolitan Parks - Utility Camping Sites
Beginning January 3, 2020, electrical upgrades will be performed on all utility camping sites at the park. Work will potentially continue through March 31, 2020. All utility sites in this time period are unavailable for reservation. Grove and Bluff sites will remain available during this period for primitive (tent) camping.
Butler Shores at Town Lake Playground Area
Date of closure: January 27-31, 2020
The playground area at Butler Shores at Town Lake will be closed for a safety surface conversion. Staff will be removing the pea gravel from the site and adding an engineered wood fiber safety surface.
Little Stacy Restroom
Date of closure: December 6, 2019 - TBD
Vic Mathias Shores Restroom
Date of closure: October 3, 2019 - TBD
Date of closure: December 13, 2019 - TBA
Pease District Park Kingsbury Commons
Date of closure: February 19, 2020 - January 2021 (anticipated)
Description: Southern 7 acres of Pease District Park will be closed for construction. Project information here.
Red Bud Isle
Red Bud Isle is open as of November 22, 2019. PARD made the decision after City scientists did not find any visible signs of floating blue-green algae mats in the vicinity of Red Bud Isle. Water samples taken on November 12 showed no toxins. Dog owners who choose to allow their dogs in Lady Bird Lake should be aware that another harmful algal bloom may occur at any time in any part of the lake. The risk is highest when the weather is hot and dry for an extended period. Allowing dogs to swim in Lady Bird Lake, is done at the owners own risk. For more information, visit austintexas.gov/algae.
Walsh Boat Landing
Date of closure: Mid-September, 2019 - Mid March, 2020
Description: Walsh Boat Landing will be closed to the public beginning in mid-September. The purpose of the closure is to begin construction of improvements to the Parks & Recreation facility. News Release
Zilker Zephyr Train
Date of closure: May 7, 2019 - TBA
Description: Due to part of the train track near its turnaround started to break away, the Zephyr is temporarily closed.
Heron Creek Restroom
Date of closure: January 9, 2019 - TBA
Description: Down due to main line being clogged.
Eilers Neighborhood Park
Date of closure: July 24, 2018 - early 2019
Description: During the renovations, the portion of Eilers Park that contains the play equipment, picnic tables and grills will be closed. The trail entrance paths to Town Lake Trail, Deep Eddy Pool’s ADA entrance and the lower open lawn space section will remain open. When completed, Eilers Park will boast a nature based play element, a toddler swing set, new picnic tables, a climbing play element and new vibrant landscape. Also included will be a premier Art in Public Places sculptural element that will greet visitors at the entrance to the park site.
Pedestrian Bridge at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park
Date of closure: May 28, 2015 - TBA
Description: The pedestrian bridge is closed due to flood damage until further notice.
POOLS / SPLASH PAD
Date of closure: February 29 - March 6, 2020
Description: Bartholomew Pool will close Monday, February 24, 2020 due to a required maintenance project and is projected to re-open on Friday, March 6, 2020. The pool will open for normal weekend operating hours on Saturday, February 29, 2020 and Sunday, March 1, 2020.
Barton Springs Pool
Date of closure: February 29 - March 13, 2020
Descption: Barton Springs Pool will close Saturday, February 29, 2020 due to annual maintenace and is projected ro re-open Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Liz Carpenter Fountain
Date of closure: September 16 - mid March 2020
Description: Liz Carpenter Fountain will be closed from Sept. 16 through December 2019 for repairs and restoration. The scope of work is focused on making electrical improvements and replacing fountain spray nozzles. Liz Carpenter Fountain is expected to reopen in January 2020 with the opening of Alliance Children’s Garden.
Description: Govalle Pool will remain closed for maintenance and construction. The opening of the pools is currently expected in Spring 2020. For information on the status of the New Govalle Pool please visit Govalle Pool Improvements.
Shoal Creek Trail (24th to 29th of Lamar)
Date of closure: May 4, 2018 - TBA
Description: Damaged by landslide. City’s Watershed department is working on the plans to stabilize the hillside and give us room for replacing the trail. We anticipate the end of construction early next year if all things fall in line. Website
Walnut Creek Trail
Date of closure: January 13, 2020 - mid March 2020
Starting January 13, 2020*, Walnut Creek Trail will close where it crosses under US 183, south of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The trail will be closed during the week but will be open on weekends. Please check back for updates. Pedestrians and bicyclists should use the new shared-use path and sidewalk along northbound and southbound US 183 and the pedestrian crossing at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to access the opposite side of the highway. *Dates are subject to change based on weather and other circumstances.
Loewy Family Playground at Murchison Pool
Ribbon Cutting: March 12, 2020 at 12:30pm.
Description: New Playground Construction
Tanglewood Neighborhood Park Playground
Closure: Closed until end of February 2020
Description: New Playground Construction
Colony District Park Playground
Closure: Closed - TBA
Description: Park under construction
Northwest Balcones Playground
MUSEUMS / CULTURAL CENTERS / GALLERIES
RECREATION FACILITIES / SENIOR CENTERS
Montopolis Recreation Center
Date of closure: August 17, 2019 - Summer 2020
Description: Montopolis Recreation Center will shut down the existing building to the public on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 4PM. The center will continue its out of school time programming at Allison Elementary. Other programs such as Seniors, Karate, and Small Wonders will be held at the Ruiz Library until the new center opens late Summer of 2020.
George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center
Date of closure: July 9, 2018 - TBA
Description: George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center will be closed for renovations beginning July 9, 2018 - estimated closure time 18 months.
ATHLETICS AND GOLF
February 19, 2020 Golf courses will be closed at 2:00 PM.