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Burn Ban Issued for Williamson County

  • 17 April 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Burn Ban Issued for Williamson County

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the implementation of a County Burn Ban for a period not to exceed 90 days and to authorize County Judge Dan A. Gattis to lift the ban when conditions improve.  A person violates this order if he burns any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others.  The burn ban prohibits the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings.  It also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation.  This order may be enforced by any duly-commissioned peace officer.  It is a Class C Misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine up to $500.
 

Public Input Needed on Comprehensive Parks Master Plan

  • 12 April 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Public Input Needed on Comprehensive Parks Master Plan

The Williamson County Comprehensive Parks Master Plan is in the process of being updated. In April, a series of four public townhall meetings was held to see the results of the citizen survey and share preliminary recommendations of the proposed plan. Now, the public has the opportunity to view the meeting materials online and email comments to parkandrec@wilco.org through Monday, April 30, 2018. View the Open House boards or the Trails Map.

Ribbon Cutting for Brushy Creek Regional Trail and Dam 7 Improvements April 18

  • 11 April 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Ribbon Cutting for Brushy Creek Regional Trail and Dam 7 Improvements April 18

Williamson County and the Upper Brushy Creek WCID will hold a joint ribbon cutting on improvements to Dam 7 and the Brushy Creek Regional Trail (BCRT) around the dam. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m. at the overlook along the trail on top of Dam 7. The event is free and open to the public. Dam 7 is located on Brushy Creek by the City of Cedar Park’s Brushy Creek Lake Park, 3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, Texas. Parking is available at Brushy Creek Lake Park with a shuttle available to the overlook from the eastern parking lot. The last shuttle will leave for the event at 9:45 a.m. Walking distance to the event along the BCRT is approximate 0.6 miles and 10- to 15-minute walk. Allow time to walk (if preferred along trail) and wear comfortable shoes. Please note that no restrooms are available at the ribbon cutting site; however, there are restrooms in Brushy Creek Lake Park.

Learn to Fish Event on April 21

  • 4/21/2018 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Learn to Fish Event on April 21

Williamson County is hosting Learn to Fish Day in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, located at 3005 CR 175, Leander, Texas on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Children of all ages will be able to spend time learning various fishing tips and techniques from local experts.  The Learn to Fish Day event is free and open to the public.

WilCo Parks Department Celebrates 15 Years

  • 27 March 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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WilCo Parks Department Celebrates 15 Years

The Williamson County Parks Department reached a milestone in March, celebrating 15 years of providing parks, trails and open spaces to the residents of Williamson County. The Parks Department invites the public to help celebrate their 15th anniversary by sharing photos from County parks and trails. Park lovers are invited to post a photo to Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #WilCoParks15. The County will select some photos to share on its @wilcogov Facebook and Twitter pages. Read more to learn about the Parks Department history!    

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