City closes Blue Hole Park to enforce physical distancing orders
Effective April 2, Blue Hole Park is closed to the public until further notice to help enforce physical distancing required by the Williamson County Stay Home Stay Safe Order.
The section of the trail going through Blue Hole Park will also be closed, and barricades will be installed at Scenic Drive and at Rock Street to close off the trail. Two Rivers and San Gabriel Village residents will still have trail access via the low water crossing below the dam.
“We did not want to close Blue Hole Park to Georgetown residents wanting to enjoy this community gem, but during the past week, we have received numerous complaints about overcrowding, and simply can’t ensure people’s safety anymore,” City Manager David Morgan said. “While we want residents of Georgetown to get out and enjoy our park, we have to maintain safe distances from one another to slow the spread of this virus in our community. If the City of Georgetown continues to see overcrowding or lack of physical distancing in other parks, we will have to close those as well.”
People who observe violations of the physical distancing can call the Georgetown Police Department’s non-emergency phone number: (512) 930-3510.
People with questions about the Stay Home order should call Williamson County’s hotline: (512) 943-1600. Calls are answered daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Effective March 25, all Georgetown Parks and Recreation amenities and playgrounds that don’t allow for physical distancing have been closed.
- Exercise equipment
- Drinking fountains
- Skate park
- Gatehouse at Garey Park
- Play Ranch at Garey Park
- Blue Hole Park and trail going through it
- Garey Park
- Bark Park
- Open spaces
- Dog Ranch at Garey Park
- Equine amenities at Garey Park
Operating hours for amenities that remain open at Garey Park will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.
Park and trail users are encouraged to follow CDC guidance and practice physical distancing by remaining a minimum of six feet away from anyone you pass on the trails and avoid areas where people may gather.
City facilities remain closed to the public, with few exceptions, including the drive-thru window for utility payments and appointments at the Animal Shelter. For more information about City services, community resources, and frequently asked questions about COVID-19, visit georgetown.org/coronavirus-information.