Parks and Recreation Closures Information

 

Parks Projects

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. 

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 zilkertrain.org.

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.

 

POOLS & SPLASH PADS

Barton Springs Pool
Date of closure: February 24–March 8, 2024
Description:  Routine maintenance.

Deep Eddy Pool
Date of closure: January 8–TBD
Description:  Deep Eddy Pool will close for repairs. Improvements include replacement of a damaged bulkhead, as well as upgrading older deck lighting. Work was scheduled in the winter to help minimize impacts on public use.

 

TRAILS

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail near the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC)
Date of Closure: January 16, 2024–mid-March of 2024
Description:  Beginning on January 16, 2024, the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail near the ESB-MACC will be temporarily rerouted for about 3 months due to construction work on the Lady Bird Lake shoreline for stormwater management. More info: austintexas.gov/MACCPhase2

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.

 

FACILITIES

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.

 

PLAYGROUNDS

 

ATHLETICS AND GOLF

 

Turf

 

Road/Parking Lot Closures

Barton Springs Pool, North Parking Lot
Date of closure: February 15, 2024–Spring 2025
Description:  Starting on Thursday, February 15 and continuing through spring 2025, public parking on the north side of Barton Springs Pool will not be available, and William Barton Drive will be limited to emergency vehicles, construction deliveries, and vehicles needing accessible parking. For more information, visit the Barton Springs Bathhouse Rehabilitation project page.

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.

 

PARTIAL CLOSURE

Water Fountain at the Butler Shores Gym
Date of closure: February 14, 2024-TBA
Description:  Maintenance.

 

Events

 

 

The following PARD facilities are CLOSED to the public:

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