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Fires, Smoking Now Illegal In Austin Parks
No more cookouts at Austin parks.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has banned building fires and smoking in all City of Austin parks, greenbelts and preserves.
This includes the use of wood or charcoal barbecue pits, grills and smokers. Propane stoves are allowed in picnic areas.
The Austin Police Department’s Park Police and Parks and Recreation Park Rangers will be looking for violators. The fine is between $300 and $500.
November has been one of the dries in recent history. Austin has received no rain this month.
Online: List of Austin parks