Cedar Park to close city parks, trails for Easter weekend

All city parks and trails in Cedar Park are set to close for Easter weekend, says the Parks and Recreation Department.

The parks will be closed at sunset on Thursday, April 9 until sunrise Monday, April 13. The city also says Williamson County has closed the Brushy Creek Regional Trail, which runs alongside some of the city and county parks.

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The city says the decision is an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent residents from being exposed during the Easter weekend.

“The decision to close our parks and trails weighed heavily on us. But the health risks are just too great when it comes to the potential of having a large number of people in our parks during Easter weekend," Parks and Recreation director Curt Randa said. "The health and safety of our citizens is our top priority, and by closing our parks and trails we are reducing these points of exposure.”

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The gates at the following parks will be closed, locked and barricaded: ·        

  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Elizabeth Milburn Park
  • Brushy Creek Lake Park
  • Brushy Creek Sports Park

The city says there also will be signage at those locations and at various access points along Brushy Creek Regional Trail to remind residents that access is prohibited. All neighborhood and pocket parks will also be closed with appropriate signage.

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Cedar Park Parks staff on duty will be also patrolling these areas throughout the closure. 


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