Due to the recent rainfall and improving drought conditions the Austin Parks and Recreation Department Director, Sara Hensley, has lifted the Burn Ban for all City Parks.
While grilling in designated areas please use the following safety precautions:
Never leave a fire unattended
Keep a source of water nearby
Before leaving the site make sure the fire is fully extinguished
Campfires are only allowed at Emma Long Metropolitan Park and these must be attended at all times by an adult until fully extinguished.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is committed to protecting the City’s parks and surrounding communities and will be re-evaluating the wildfire risk and drought conditions on an ongoing basis. If conditions worsen and the threat of wildfire increases the Department will issue a Burn Ban Order to be effective immediately.
While enjoying the parks, please remember all City of Austin parks are smoke-free. Violations are a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $2,000 pursuant to Chapter 10-6 of the Austin City Code. Please note that this restriction applies to guests attending the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701