COVID-19 INFORMATION

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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.

CURRENTLY OPEN
(In compliance with CDC & NRPA guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19)

OPEN JUNE 14 - AUGUST 20, 2021
  • Summer Enrichment Program at 20 Community Centers (English pdf) | (Spanish pdf)
    *with restrictions in place
  • Summer Food Service Program (Both on-site and Curbside at the 20 community centers with Summer Enrichment Programs)
  • Curbside Meals Program for Youth Only at the remaining community centers that remain closed

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • Remaining community centers (if/or when fully staffed)
  • Remaining aquatic centers (if/or when fully staffed)
  • Community center rentals

PARKS ACTIVITIES, FACILITIES ...

PARK HEADLINES

Love Our Parks Fest

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will kick off Mayor Sylvester Turner’s “Love Our Parks” Complete Communities Initiative with the inaugural Love Our Parks Fest on July 24, 2021 at Malone Park. The initiative targets neighborhood parks in the City of Houston in need of improvements. The fest at Malone Park will feature the unveiling of upgrades at the Third Ward greenspace, along with special programming activities from the Parks Department, Houston Public Library, HPD’s Police Activities League (PAL), Houston Health Department, and Houston Public Works. Other Love Our Parks Fests are planned for the coming weeks as renovation projects are completed.

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.

Comcast Lift Zones provide free hotspot internet access to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework. While Houston community centers are closed to the general public, Comcast Lift Zones can be accessed from the outside of the following facilities:
  • Almeda Community Center (14201 Almeda School Rd., 77047)
  • DeZavala Community Center (7521 Avenue H, 77012)
  • Emancipation Community Center (3018 Dowling, 77004)
  • Hartman Community Center (9311 E. Avenue P, 77012)
  • Love Community Center (1000 W 12th St, 77008)
  • Melrose Community Center (1001 Canino Rd, 77020)
  • Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (1475 West Gray, 77019)
  • Townwood Community Center (3403 Simsbrook, 77045)
  • Windsor Village Community Center (14441 Croquet Ln., TX 77085)

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 – Until Further Notice
  • Hermann Brown - June 11, 2021 – Until Further Notice
  • Hermann Park Water Sprayground – June 11, 2021 – Until Further Notice
  • Kendall Community Center – September 2017 – Until Further Notice
  • MKT Bridge – August 2020 – Until Further Notice
  • Shady Lane Park Water Sprayground – June 11, 2021 – Until Further Notice
  • Sagemont Community Center Gymnasium - October 30, 2017 - Early 2022

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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