Travis Co. closes parks for Fourth holiday

Travis County is closing its park system over the Fourth of July holiday weekend period as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge in Central Texas.

As the threat of COVID-19 continues to rise, park officials say they could remain closed past the holiday. 

On Monday, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe recommended all local governments cancel publicly sponsored events and close public spaces in advance of the Fourth of July weekend to discourage social gatherings.