Balcones Canyonland Preserve moving to take unilateral control over Austin Parks

RE: Closing / Restricting the Use of Three Major Austin Parks.

This is Black or White.

The Balcones Canyonland Preserve (BCP) Staff is again trying to have a regulation approved by City and County government that would give them the absolute power to close Austin’s three largest parks with no reasons needed. The citizens or any local or federal government would not be able to stop them.

The major parks threatened are The Barton Creek Greenbelt, Emma Long Metropolitan Park, and Bull Creek Park.

Until now, it has been a long-term, little by little, campaign to kick people out of the park. This time, the BCP staff is targeting all the largest parks and their users in one single move. This creates an opportunity for all of us to weigh in and be unified.

Our response to this attempt has to be massive; we have to ask City and County government to not approve this new rule.

Please monitor this website for the latest news regarding what citizens can do to help keep their parks open.

Thank you !

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