Austin Parks and Recreation Department Pools In Texas Are Allowed To Reopen. Is It Safe To Go Back In The Water? Well ... Maybe? By Matt Largey | KUT • May 6, 2020 Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / KUT Pools are among the facilities allowed to reopen Friday under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s order loosening restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. For its part, the City of Austin is still considering when it will reopen city pools. All City Of Austin Parks And Trails Will Close During Easter Weekend By Andy Jechow • Apr 7, 2020 Julia Reihs / KUT Starting at sunset on Thursday, all City of Austin parks and trails will close for the Easter weekend to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.