Austin Parks & Trails Reopen

Austin’s parks and trails, including the Violet Crown Trail, are once again open. Thank you for keeping our community safe by respecting park and trail closures this past weekend. Please remember to maintain safe physical distancing on the trail, and follow all CDC guidelines. Even better, enjoy our latest virtual trail walk from home!  

NOTICE: All City of Austin Parks and Trails closed for the Easter weekend

Based on historically high usage of city parks in celebration of Easter, all City of Austin parks and trails will close during the Easter weekend to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The closure goes into effect at sunset, Thursday, April 9 and goes through sunrise, Monday, April 13. This temporary restriction will apply to all city parks, trails, greenbelts, and …

The VCT at Slaughter Lane is closed due to bridge damage

In last week’s floods, the bridge crossing Slaughter Creek at the Violet Crown Trail Slaughter section was damaged in the flood. It may take a week or two to get it repaired. The trail will be unfortunately closed in the meantime.

VCT along the Greenbelt closed today due to floods

The rains yesterday caused the VCT along greenbelt and Barton Springs Pool are closed today due to yesterday’s floods. Other portions of the trail may have damage or debris. Please use caution if you are spending time outdoors today!