COVID-19 INFORMATION

LIFEGUARDS WANTED
The Houston parks and Recreation Department is preparing to safely reopen municipal aquatic centers and is now accepting applications for the following positions:
Lifeguards – $13.68 per hour
Headguards - $14.71 per hour
Aquatic Center Supervisors - $16.49 per hour

  • You must be at least 16 years old by May 31, 2021
  • You must Apply online at: www.houstontx.gov/jobs
  • Training provided at no cost
Please call the HPARD Aquatics Office at (832) 395-7129 for more information.

HPARD REOPENING

The Parks Department has reopened many of our facilities and amenities following a decline of COVID-19 cases in the Houston area. After receiving guidance from Health and Medical experts, we have proceeded as follows making sure that we observe CDC and NRPA safety guidelines.

ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS – SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
CURRENTLY OPEN
(In compliance with CDC & NRPA guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19)
  • All parks and trails
  • Benches and picnic tables
  • Playgrounds*
  • Outdoor exercise stations*
  • Dog parks
  • 20 community centers for After-School Programs
  • Golf courses*
  • Tennis courts*
  • Disc golf courses
  • Croquet court
  • After-School Program
  • Curbside Meal Program
  • Skateparks
  • Volleyball courts
  • Alkek Velodrome
  • Soccer mini-pitch courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Sport fields for league, practice, and tournaments
  • HPARD adult sports leagues
  • HPARD youth sports (Soccer for Success, H-town Academy and GHPAL)
  • Outdoor area rentals* up to 15 guests
  • Small bootcamps* up to 15 guests
  • Lake Houston Wilderness Park (LHWP) overnight camping*
  • LHWP archery range* and playground areas*

*with restrictions in place

REOPENING TARGET DATE – TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021

*with restrictions in place

REOPENING TARGET DATE – MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021
  • Summer Enrichment Program * at 20 Community Centers (English pdf) | (Spanish pdf)
  • Summer Food Service Program at various sites including
    On-site and Curbside Meals at 20 Community Centers with the Summer Enrichment Program
    Curbside Meals at the remaining 29 Community Centers that remain closed until July 6, 2021
REOPENING TARGET DATE – TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021

*with restrictions in place

REOPENING TARGET DATE – THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021
Increase the following outdoor areas to 100% (reservations open June 1)
  • Rentals
  • Leisure Programs
  • Bootcamps
  • Sports Field Rentals
  • Sports Leagues and Programs
  • Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark
REOPENING TARGET DATE – TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
  • Remaining 29 community centers (if/or when fully staffed)
  • Remaining 27 aquatic centers (if/or when fully staffed)
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • Community Center rentals

PARKS ACTIVITIES, FACILITIES ...

PARK HEADLINES

50/50 Park Partners
The 50/50 Park Partners campaign is a call to action by the Mayor’s Office, Houston Parks Board, Greater Houston Partnership, and the H.P.A.R.D.

Better. Together.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is proud to partner with Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston Health Department.

Bethel Church Historic Site - As of June 9, 2021
Historic Bethel Church will be closed until further notice for structural review.


PARK PROJECTS AND REPAIRS

  • Alief Park Closed For Renovation - February 7, 2020 – Early 2022
  • Brock Park Golf Course & Brock Adventure Park - June 7, 2016 - Until Further Notice
  • Dodson Lake Park Water Sprayground – June 11, 2021 – June 18, 2021
  • Guadalupe Plaza Park Water Sprayground - June 11, 2021 – Until Further Notice
  • Hermann Brown - June 11, 2021 – June 18, 2021
  • Hermann Park Water Sprayground – June 11, 2021 – June 18, 2021
  • Kendall Community Center – September 2017 – Until Further Notice
  • MKT Bridge – August 2020– Until Further Notice
  • Shady Lane Park Water Sprayground – June 11, 2021 – June 18, 2021
  • Sagemont Community Center Gymnasium - October 30, 2017 - Early 2022
  • Waldemar Park Closed For Renovation – May 11, 2020 – Until Further Notice

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PARK PARTNERS
» Buffalo Bayou Partnership
 » Emancipation Park Conservancy
 » Friends of Cherryhurst Park
 » Friends of Lee LeClear Tennis Center
 » Friends of MacGregor Park
 » Friends of Mary Ann Francklow Park
 » Friends of Mandell Park
 » Friends of Oak Forest Park
 » Friends of Riverside Park
 » Friends of Woodland Park
» Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
 » Hermann Park Conservancy
 » Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
 » Houston Parks Board
 » Levy Park Conservancy
 » Memorial Park Conservancy
 » Sharpstown Parks Alliance
 » Trees for Houston
 » Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy

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OTHER VENUES OF INTEREST
» Alkek Velodrome
 » Bayou Greenways 2020
 » Discovery Green
 » Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
 » Harris County Precinct One Park System
 » Harris County Precinct Two Park System
 » Harris County Precinct Three Park System
» Harris County Precinct Four Park System
 » Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
 » Houston Museum of Natural Science
 » Houston Zoo
 » Market Square
 » Miller Outdoor Theatre
PARK SPONSORSHIPS OTHER CITY RESOURCES
» Grand Slam for Youth Baseball
 » Soccer for Success
» Capital Improvement Projects
 » H.P.D. Crime Monitoring
 » Houston BCycle
 » Houston Bike Share
 » Mayor's Office of Special Events