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New Braunfels Closes River Parks along Comal, Guadalupe Rivers, Postpones July 4 Fireworks

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New Braunfels Closes River Parks along Comal, Guadalupe Rivers, Postpones July 4 Fireworks

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Comal River Cam offers live views from the banks of the Comal River. Image by Comal River Cam.

New Braunfels closed its river parks along the Comal and Guadalupe rivers today and postponed the city’s Fourth of July fireworks display in Landa Park.

The closures only affect areas inside city limits.

The announcement followed Gov. Greg Abbott’s order on Friday calling for businesses to reduce occupancy by 50 percent, for river outfitters (commercial rafting and tubing) and bars to close, and limiting gatherings to less than 100 people.

Included in today’s closures are Prince Solms Park, Hinman Island, River Acres Park and Cypress Bend Park. Other city-owned riverfront property that is controlled or maintained by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department also is closed, including the wading pool in Landa Park, the Garden St. Exit, the Last Public Exit, and the area under the Faust Street Bridge.

City officials also said they are postponing the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Landa Park and are asking residents to stay home over the Fourth of July weekend. Fireworks are illegal inside city limits.

 

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