Austin Parks adds new restrictions to hike-and-bike trail to combat COVID-19

The city has announced even mores changes for the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. In the weeks since Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt rolled out Stay Home/Work Safe measures to help combat the novel coronavirus, the 10-mile trail has become the subject of increased and ever-changing regulations.

Beginning today, parking is being decreased around popular parks, and the trail will now be one-way in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The newest rules were implemented on Monday, April 13, the same day city parks and trails reopened after closing for four days to keep residents away during the traditionally busy Easter weekend.

Read more from Katie Friel with Austin Culture Map here.