Bastrop State Park will remain open during major renovations
One of my favorite area parks is getting a tune-up.
Cabins, campsites and other facilities at Bastrop State Park, 35 miles east of Austin in the Lost Pines, will be retrofitted to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a press release from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Six of the 13 cabins and 10 of the 78 campsites at the park will close Aug. 1 and will remain closed at least until the end of the year.
The rest of the 5,926-acre park will stay open for day use and camping.
The park’s swimming pool also will be renovated. It will close after Labor Day for leak repairs and resurfacing. The project should be finished by March 31, 2011, according to the release.
The electrical system in the park’s dining hall will be modernized, too, and the golf pro shop will be repaired. A temporary building will handle golf operations from Nov. 1 until the project is complete early next year.
The work is part of more than $2.6 million in repairs at Bastrop State Park, built in the late 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
For more information on the park, call 512-321-2101 or go to www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/bastrop. More Austin area recreation news and updates @austin360.com/fitcity.