Some parks facilities to open with limited service May 1; Tennis Center to open May 4
Starting on Friday, May 1, some parks facilities will open to the public for limited services. The Tennis Center, 400 Serenada Drive, will reopen Monday, May 4.
Members of the public entering the parks facilities opening Friday should consider wearing face masks to reduce risk of spreading COVID-19 to others and the City employees who work there. Visitors also will be asked to follow safe, physical distancing requirements, use hand sanitizer and wipes, follow other rules, and avoid entering facilities if they are sick.
While some services will be offered, hours and services will be limited.
Outdoor parks facilities opening May 1:
- Small picnic pavilions in City parks will be available without reservations for use by small groups, while allowing for physical distancing. Larger pavilions will be closed.
- Outdoor restrooms
- Drinking fountains
- Tennis courts and pickleball courts at McMaster Athletic Complex
- Skate Park
- Most parks and trails remain open, including San Gabriel Park, Garey Park, and most trails.
Parks facilities that remain closed include:
- the Recreation Center
- the Gatehouse at Garey Park
- Blue Hole Park and the trail going through it
- Basketball courts
- Park playgrounds, including the Creative Playscape and the Play Ranch at Garey Park
- Exercise equipment
- Splash pads
The City is working to open the Tennis Center Monday, May 4, with limited hours and services.
- Players must make reservations to reduce interactions inside the building. Reservations can be made by calling (512) 931-2444. Occupancy in the building will be limited to 10 people, including staff.
- Reservation time will be limited to 1.5 hours and a maximum of four players per court.
- Tennis Center hours of operation will be limited: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
- Players must bring all their own equipment, including balls, racquets, and water. Rental equipment will not be available, and water will not be provided on the courts.
Other City facilities
Most public buildings and facilities remain closed. The City is working on a plan to open lobbies and public areas of these facilities with a tentative opening date of May 11: City Hall, Georgetown Municipal Complex, Municipal Court, Visitors Center, Light and Water Works building, and the Airport Terminal.
Georgetown officials will share this information in more detail during a Facebook Live scheduled for noon Thursday, April 30, on the City’s main Facebook page. Speakers will include City Manager David Morgan, Parks and Recreation Director Kimberly Garrett, and Library Services Director Eric Lashley.
For more information about current city services and programs, go to the City of Georgetown, COVID-19 site at georgetown.org/coronavirus-information.