Austin
1:06 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

You Can't Smoke at ACL (Even Though the Burn Ban's Lifted)

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has lifted the burn ban for all city parks. Department Director Sara Hensley cites recent rainfall and improving drought conditions for the change.

No more burn ban means grilling is now allowed in designated areas. Campfires are only allowed at Emma Long Metropolitan Park.

The city reminds everyone that fires should never be left unattended and should be fully extinguished when not in use. The city says a source of water should also be kept nearby.

Naturally, you won't be able to grill or build a campfire at Zilker Park during the Austin City Limits Music Festival. But more importantly, you also won't be able to smoke there.

City code bans smoking in all city parks. If caught breaking the rules, smokers could face up to a $2,000 fine.

If you need to light up at ACL, the city says you need to be outside of the event grounds.