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Part of Zilker Park (Temporarily) Reopens

Beth Cortez Neavel for KUT News

Part of Zilker Park’s Great Lawn is back open for public use—but only for a couple of weeks.

The entire Great Lawn had been closed since Oct. 1 in preparation for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. It’s remained closed for maintenance after the festival.

Now, the southwest portion of theGreat Lawn and the volleyball courts are back open. But the areas will be closed again starting Nov. 19 for setup for the Trail of Lights Festival.The park isn’t expected to be fully reopened until Jan. 7.

Meanwhile, the Zilker Zephyr—the popular, kid-sized train that runs through the park—remains out of order. It stopped running last week after a park officials say a heavy vehicle drove over the train tunnel and may have cause structural damage.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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