Bas­trop State Park will re­main open dur­ing ma­jor ren­o­va­tions

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 BETS - — Pam Le­Blanc

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.

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