Parks and Recreation Closures Information

Parks Projects

Barricade on Azie Morton Rd.
Date of closure:  March 10 - 24, 2023
Description:   Beginning March 10, the 1st set of gates into the park on Azie Morton Rd. will be locked daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p. m.  This will eliminate the thru traffic causing unsafe conditions.  The traffic lane heading north towards Barton Springs Rd will remain open so the public can leave the neighborhood or park.  The second set of gates on south Azie Morton Rd. will remain open so public has access to the park and the Barton Springs Pool parking lot.

Pedestrian Bridge at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park
Date of closure: May 28, 2015 - Summer 2024
Description: The pedestrian bridge is closed due to flood damage until further notice. 

Brush Square
Date of closure:  June 27, 2022 to April 2023.
Description:   Closed for renovations. For more information, please visit Brush Square Plan Implementation website

Zilker Train
Date of closure: May 7, 2019 - TBA
Description: Due to part of the train track near its turnaround breaking away, the train is temporarily closed. For more information visit

Highland Neighborhood Park
Date of closure: December 12, 2022 - Winter 2024
Description: Highland Neighborhood Park is closed for construction.  Austin Parks and Recreation Department is working with the contractor to provide safe access to the existing playground after construction sequencing is complete. Please view project website for more information.

Brownie Neighborhood Park
Date of closure: December 12, 2022 - Winter 2024
Description: Brownie Neighborhood Park is closed for construction.  The existing playground and developing orchard at the north end of the park will remain open through construction. Please view project website for more information.





Shoal Creek Trail (24th to 29th of Lamar)
Date of closure: closed indefinitely
Description: Damaged by landslide. Austin Parks and Recreation Department is working with Public Works and the Austin Transportation Department to plan, design and implement improvements to the trail detour route east of the creek.

Trail Access Closed at Willow Street
Date of closure: September, 2021 - 2026
Description: Trail access at Willow Street is temporarily closed due to construction. See map for the nearest trail access point. The trail access will be closed throughout construction of 98 Red River for an approximate duration of 64 months.
Trail Access closed at Willow Street


Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC)
Date of closure:  January 2023 - TBA
Description:  The ESB-MACC will be closed for its Phase 2 expansion and renovation project starting in January 2023. Programs and events will be held at other sites.  Check ESB-MACC website for locations of our 2023 programs. The ESB-MACC main office will be at the Dougherty Arts Center and the number will remain the same: 512-974-3772.


The Old Bakery & Emporium: 1006 Congress Ave
Date of Closure: Wednesday, March 29th - Saturday, April 1st. 
Description: The Old Bakery and Emporium will be closed from March 29 to April 1 for a private event. Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, April 5. Check the Old Bakery website for updates and more information





Patterson Basketball Court
Date of closure:  April 17 - 28, 2023
Description:  Closed for a shade structure installation.  Tree protection from April 7 - 10, 2023.



Road/Parking Lot Closures

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Parking Lot
Date of closure:  March 10, 2023 - 2025
Description:  Parking lot will be closed to the public for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Phase 2 Improvement Project. All vehicles remaining in the lot at this time will be towed at the owner's expense. Construction is anticipated to be complete in early 2025.


The following PARD facilities are CLOSED to the public:

  • Girl Scout Cabin indoor space 
  • Sunshine Camp indoor space 
  • Zilker Caretaker House