City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beginning on Saturday, August 15, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) will reopen limited park amenities and outdoor facilities. It's been determined that these re-openings may proceed safely during Stage 4 COVID-19: Risk-Based Guidelines. These changes were made in consultation with Austin Public Health and City leadership.
The following park amenities will be available:
- Boat Launches
- Boat Docks
Additionally, the following outdoor PARD facilities* will reopen:
- Tennis Centers
- Golf Courses
- Boating Concessions
- Clay Shooting Concessions
- Food Concessions
*Each facility will operate under reduced capacity and COVID-19 Modified Operating Procedures specific to each facility, such as social distancing, cleaning protocols, temperature checks, etc.
The Department continues to evaluate its system-wide operations on a daily basis. As risk stages decrease, further consideration will be given to additional PARD openings. It is also possible that if conditions deteriorate, the Department will again close amenities/facilities.
Park patrons are reminded to continue practicing social distancing, hand sanitation, and wearing masks. Updates on park and facility operations can be found at austintexas.gov/parkclosures.