City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Due to ongoing inclement weather conditions, the Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) is keeping year-round City pools, tennis centers, golf courses and the Zilker Botanical Garden closed. These facilities will remain closed until freezing temperatures subside and allow for operations to resume.
PARD cemetery gates may have delayed openings. If scheduled committal services, interments, or gate openings are not feasible due to weather conditions, a funeral home/family will be notified and asked to reschedule at no additional charge.
PARD would like to remind park patrons to be cautious when visiting icy parks, cemeteries, or trails. Winter conditions can pose weather related hazards including accumulated ice and snow that impacts trees.
PARD will continue to monitor weather conditions over the next several days and will reopen facilities as conditions allow.