Beginning Monday, July 6, all of Austin’s public pools will be closed.
Austin Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday that due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, pools would be shutting down indefinitely.
The decision comes with an increase of cases, deaths and hospitalizations across the state, and only days after announcing the city’s unchlorinated pools would be shuttered.
Last month, more than 20 lifeguards petitioned to keep the pools closed. Nonetheless, the pools were opened the first week of June for a brief stint.
The press release also announced all other facilities and amenities will be closed, including golf courses, tennis courts, park concessions and others.
All in-person programming, such as sports and fitness programs and summer camps will be canceled for July. Barton Creek and Bull Creek greenbelts will remain closed.
While parks, restrooms and water fountains will remain open, volleyball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds and disc golf courses, will be closed.
City of Austin trails will remain open.