Parks and Recreation Closures Information

Parks Event

 

Parks Projects

Joan Means Khabele Bathhouse Rehabilitation at Barton Springs Pool
Date of closure: February 15, 2024–Spring 2025
Description: Closed for construction starting on February 15, 2024 with substantial completion anticipated in spring 2025. As with any construction project, schedules may change as the work progresses. Temporary restroom and shower facilities will be provided next to the bathhouse while it is under construction. 

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. 

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

Gillis Pool
Date of closure:  June 10, 2024-TBD
Description:  Gillis Pool is temporarily closed due to repairs.

Liz Carpenter Splash Pad 
Date of closure:  June 20, 2024-TBD
Description:  The Liz Carpenter Splash Pad is closed for emergency maintenance.

Garrison Pool
Date of closure:  June 20, 2024-TBD
Description:  The Garrison Pool is closed for emergency maintenance.

 

TRAILS

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.

Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail Detour
Date of detour:  June 10, 2024, for approximately 2 weeks
Description:  A small area of the Butler Trail will be temporarily realigned to accommodate the installation of an Austin Energy manhole. The trail will remain open throughout. The work is part of the Waterloo Greenway Confluence construction project. Trail users are to use caution moving through the area.

Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail Closure
Date of closure:  June 26, 2024, 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Description:  A small area of the Butler trail and park area near the intersection of Azie Morton Rd. and Barton Springs Rd will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. to repair a damaged handrail on the trail. The trail and park area will open as soon as our welding crew's work is complete. 

Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail Work
Date of work:  June 21, 2024
Description:  Art In Public Places is conducting maintenance work on the Tenderly sculpture near the Trail on Friday, June 21, during the afternoon. The Trail will not be closed. There will be power tools used to remove damaged "letter caged" pieces of the work. The work should be completed during the afternoon.

 

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

Lions Municipal Golf Course
Date of closure:  Monday, June 17, 2024 
Description:  The course will be closed for regular maintenance.

 

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 and construction deliveries. For more information, visit the Joan Means Khabele Bathhouse Rehabilitation project page.

Parking Lot Closure Map for Barton Springs Bathhouse Rehabilitation Project

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

 

Events

 

The following PARD facilities are CLOSED to the public:

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