As the summer temperatures climb, you’re going to have to wait awhile until you can cool off at Blue Hole Park in Georgetown. Effective today, the city has closed the park to the public until further notice.
The section of the trail going through Blue Hole Park will also be closed, with barricades installed at Scenic Drive and at Rock Street. Restrooms will be closed, too.
“Due to the large crowds that continue to gather in our small, Blue Hole Park and the spiking number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Williamson County, we are closing the park out of an abundance of caution and to better ensure the safety of our residents,” Mayor Dale Ross said. “We encourage every Georgetown resident to please, take this threat to our health and safety seriously. Please stay home if you can.
Park and trail users are encouraged to follow CDC guidance and practice physical distancing by remaining a minimum of six feet away from anyone you pass on the trails and avoid areas where people may gather, the city says.
“The keys to our safety are to keep your distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands,” Ross said. “Our community is in this together, and your neighbors are counting on you.”