Travis Co. opens more parks and boat ramps May 22

Boat Ramps to Open on a Limited Basis

From Travis County Parks

Travis County Parks continues to operate its parks with day-use only access in order to provide options for visitors to recreate in open space and trails. We invite public participation in passive recreational activities, such as walking, hiking, and access to the lakes and rivers, while encouraging park users to observe appropriate social distancing. 

Beginning Friday, May 22, 2020, additional parks and amenities will open on a limited basis, including most of the park system’s boat ramps.

For the safety of visitors and park staff, and in accordance with State and CDC guidelines, Travis County Parks recommends that visitors use face coverings and bring their own hand sanitizer. Limited restroom facilities will be available. In addition, no groups larger than five (5) people are allowed (except for families or people living in the same household) and the total number of park visitors at specific parks may be limited.

Continued operation of the parks in this capacity will be determined by the ability to have access to necessary personal protective equipment for staff, adequate staff to manage/maintain the parks, and visitor compliance with park rules.

Day use fees will be charged at fee-based parks (cash only), and limited public restrooms will be available at most parks.

The following Travis County Parks will be open for day use 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Reimers Ranch Park
  • Pace Bend Park (Collier boat ramp only)
  • Loop 360 Park (boat ramp open)
  • Mansfield Dam Park (boat ramp only, no day-use activities)
  • Arkansas Bend Park (boat ramp open)
  • Cypress Creek Park (boat ramp open)
  • Mary Quinlan Park (boat ramp open)
  • Webberville Park (boat ramp open)
  • Little Webberville Park (boat ramp open)
  • Richard Moya Park (trails only)
  • Northeast Metro Park (trails only)
  • Southeast Metro Park (trails, fishing)
  • East Metro Park (trails, fishing)
  • Allen Park (trails only)
  • Windmill Run Park (trails only)

Amenities in these parks remain closed or not operational:

· Athletic fields, swimming pool, skate park, BMX track

· Camping

· Commercial use of boat ramps

· Park playscapes

· Pavilions / group shelters

· Water fountains

The following Travis County Parks locations remain CLOSED:

  • Hamilton Pool Preserve
  • Bob Wentz Park
  • Del Valle Softball Fields
  • Hippie Hollow Park
  • Sandy Creek Park
  • Barkley Meadows Park
  • Fritz Hughes Park
  • Tom Hughes Park
  • Selma Hughes Park
  • Ben E. Fisher Park

Check the Travis County Parks website for updated information.