Hays County, Texas
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Aug. 21, 2014 UPDATED
Jacob’s Well Natural Area Swim Season Ends, Park Remains Open for Nature Activities
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Jacob’s Well Natural Area will close to swimmers for the winter following the Labor Day weekend so that park employees can work on restoration activities.
Beginning Tuesday, September 2, park hours will change to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and be open for hiking, bird- watching, picnicking and the popular 10 a.m. Saturday tours led by Hays County Master Naturalists.
“We’ve had an amazingly active swim season following local and national media exposure,” said Clint Garza, Director of Development and Community Services for Hays County. “Our park employees can now focus on major projects such as trail building, updating park amenities and other infrastructure improvements. We expect to offer our visitors an even better experience once these improvements are made and to allow swimming again, on a limited basis, during the 2015 swim season. We will continue to restore the Jacob’s Well Natural Area to protect our natural resources while sharing it with our visitors in the coming seasons,” Garza said.
There may be times due to heavy construction that the entire park will be closed. Visitors are encouraged to call the Parks Information Line for updates at 512-847-2140 before heading out to Jacob’s Well Natural Area. For more information about Hays County Parks, visit www.co.hays.tx.us and choose Parks from the Office dropdown tab.