|Dangerous fire conditions currently exist in the Central Texas area. In accordance with established criteria, the Parks and Recreation Department has issued a Parks Burning Restriction effective July 20, 2023 to ensure the safety of park patrons and surrounding communities, while minimizing the wildfire risk in the City’s parks and greenbelts. |
The burning restriction prohibits the building of fires and grilling in all City of Austin parks, greenbelts and preserves – pursuant to Ordinance No. 20111102-025 – effective immediately and until further notice. This includes the use of wood or charcoal BBQ pits/grills/smokers. Propane stoves are allowed in designated picnic areas only. As a general reminder, smoking is always prohibited in City of Austin parks.
Park Rangers will enforce the burning restriction in the City’s parks and greenbelts. Violations may result in a fine between $300 and $500. Austin Parks and Recreation will continue to evaluate fire conditions and will lift the burning restriction as soon as it is safe to do so; a press release will be distributed at that time. For more information about wildfires, please visit AustinTexas.gov/Wildfire.