City Expands Lake Pflugerville Closure Over Coronavirus Fears

Tony Cantu

PFLUGERVILLE, TX — City officials have expanded a previously announced closure of Lake Pflugerville to include the trail and all parking areas over fears of the coronavirus, it was announced Tuesday.

The city on June 26 originally called for closure of all amenities at the lake — north parking lot, open spaces, playscape, Pflug Fun kayak rentals, boat ramp, fishing piers, pavilion and beach. Officials said at the time the trail and parking areas on the south and west portions of the recreation site would remain open.

But following the governor's latest order designed to help blunt the spread of illness, Pflugerville officials now have opted to close the trail and parking lots as well as conveyed in an emailed advisory. The original ban also called for a halt to fishing and boat access normally allowed from the banks of the lake.

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In first allowing use of the trail, city officials had urged visitors to exercise social distancing, assuring that hand santizers would be made available at public restrooms. Recent upticks since the original announcement have now prompted full closure, as conveyed in the advisory.

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The closure will stay in effect until further notice, officials added.

For more information on the City of Pflugerville’s facilities and services, and links to the latest Travis County and State of statewide executive orders, visit pflugervilletx.gov/reopen.

This article originally appeared on the Austin Patch