Routine Maintenance / Repair and Improvement Projects
- Alief Park Closed For Renovation - February 7, 2020 – Early 2022
During construction if you have questions regarding fields and outdoor amenities please call 832 394-8805. For questions regarding pools and the summer swim season please call 832 395-7129.
For more information visit Alief Park Community Center webpage
Soccer Field Use – Permitted soccer activity relocated to Boone Park 7700 Boone Road, 77072.
Tennis Court Use – Please visit to Lee LeClear Tennis Center in Braeburn Glen Park 9506 S. Gessner, 77074.
Pool Use – Please visit Sharpstown Park Pool 6600 Harbor Town, 77036 or Agnes Moffit Pool 10645 Hammerly, 77043.
- Brays Bayou Trail, south bank between Scott Street and the Tierwester Pedestrian Bridge - November 2015 – Until Further Notice
Heavy rains have caused the failure of a portion of the Brays Bayou retaining wall and greenway trail. The trail on the south bank between Scott Street westward to the Tierwester Pedestrian Bridge is closed for repair. Signs will divert hikers, joggers, and bicyclists to the north bank. Barriers have been installed to block off the trail. The Harris County Flood Control District is working to repair the damage to the retaining wall, which could take 6 – 12 months. The Houston Parks Board will repair the trail afterward.
- Brock Park Golf Course - June 7, 2016 - Until Further Notice
Beginning Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the Brock Park Golf Course is closed until further notice. Recent weather conditions have damaged two bridges in the park and the course is closed indefinitely for repairs.
- Burnett-Bayland Park Playground – July 20, 2020 – Until Further Notice
Renovations on the playground at Burnett-Bayland Park will begin on July 20, 2020. The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of the existing playground, replacing 30% of the concrete retaining wall and replacing the accessible ramp into the playground.
- Cottage Grove Park – October 8, 2019 – Until Further Notice
Beginning Tuesday, October 8, 2019, portions of Cottage Grove park will be closed while repairs to concrete are being made. These areas include a portion of the ballfield parking lot entrance, the basketball court, and the playground area. The parks will remain closed until repairs have been completed
- Freeway Manor Park – December 3, 2019 – Until Further Notice
Beginning on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 portions of the sidewalk around the playground as well as the playground ramp at Freeway Manor Park will be closed for repairs. The Park will remain closed until the repairs have been completed
- Heights and White Oak Bayou Trails – February 27 – Until Further Notice
As part of a TxDOT construction project, the Heights and White Oak Bike Trails will experience intermittent closures. For more information on the project and its impact on traffic and bikeways, please consult https://www.houstonbikeways.org
- Hermann Park Clubhouse – February 2020 – Winter 2020/2021
The Hermann Park Clubhouse will be closed for renovation beginning February 2020. The scope of work includes the renovation of clubhouse including, demolition and replacement of existing walls, columns, doors, and windows; a new covered drive facing Hermann Park Drive; new air conditioning and heating system; new electrical; roof repairs; foundation repairs; site paving; site parking lot improvements; site grading and drainage; site landscaping and irrigation; site lighting; and site furnishing. Parking lot ‘I’ will be closed to the public for the duration of construction. Portions of parking lots ‘H’ and ‘F’ will be closed to the public during construction.
- Hermann Park Sam Houston Statue - June 1 – Until Further Notice
The Houston Arts Alliance will begin art conservation work on the Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park beginning on June 1, 2020. The conservator will erecting shrouded scaffolding around the monument, install orange mesh fencing around the top of the stairs and the immediate area of the worksite, and place a “no trespassing” sign on the fence while the project is underway. The scope of work will include: clean and brighten granite surfaces of the sculpture base; repoint mortar and caulk on granite sculpture base; buff and polish mosaic tiles; re-lacquer (2) bronze plaques in arch; clean, touch up patina, and re-lacquer bronze sculpture; reset displaced curb stones at the base in mortar; and reset mosaic base tiles in mortar. The project is expected to take 30 days to complete.
- Keegan’s Bayou Trail - September 2016 - Until Further Notice
This trail is under construction and is not open to the public. Certain sections received flood damage and will need to be rebuilt.
- Kendall Community Center – September 2017 – Until Further Notice
The Kendall Community Center is currently closed due to damages from Hurricane Harvey. We invite you to visit on of HPARD’s other community centers during this time.
- Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark - June 22 - Until Further Notice
The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is closed through July 5, 2020 due to a renovation project involving the lighting system.
- Memorial Park Green Trail - January 29, 2016 - Until Further Notice
The Green Trail in Memorial Park is closed until further notice due to fallen tree that has damaged a bridge. The Green Trail will remain closed until bridge repairs have been completed.
- Memorial Park Tennis Center and Courts - November 5 - 8, 2020
The Memorial Park Tennis Center and courts will be closed November 5-8, 2020 for the Houston Open Golf Tournament. Restrooms remain closed. Smoothie King will be open for business.
- Oak Forest Park – October 21, 2019 – Until Further Notice
The Oak Forest Park playground will be closed beginning on October 21, 2019 through March 2020. The construction project will include the demolition and replacement of the existing playground. The scope of work for this project includes: an expanded playground area with new playground equipment with ramps for ages 5 to 12 years old, swing sets with toddler swings, belt swings and bucket seat swings with harness, shade sail cover, donor pavers, sidewalks, picnic tables, bike rack, benches, playground border, fall surface, detention, grading and drainage.
- Peggy Park – March 3 – Until Further Notice
The Peggy Park Basketball Court will be closed for renovations until further notice.
- Portions of Milby Park – August 7, 2017 – Until Further Notice
On August 7, 2017, contractors will begin construction work on the Sims Bayou Trail through Milby Park. The project will include expansion of the parking lot and trail construction, beginning west of the parking lot, then moving east to the far end of the park. Construction is expected to last into Fall 2017, depending on weather conditions.
- Proctor Plaza Park Ballfield and Tennis Court Lights – January 16, 2019 – Until Further Notice
CenterPoint Energy is currently working on electrical rewiring in the Proctor Plaza Park area. As a result of CenterPoint’s work they have disconnected power to both ballfield and tennis Court lights at Proctor Plaza. Once CenterPoint has completed their work, in mid-February, they will restore power to Proctor Plaza ballfield and tennis court lights.
- Rosewood Park – April 4, 2019 – Until Further Notice
Rosewood Park will be a daytime use park only until further notice due to damage to the park’s electrical service. The damage sustained will require the replacement of the park’s electrical service.
- Sagemont Community Center Gymnasium - October 30, 2017 - Until Further Notice
The gymnasium at the Sagemont Community Center will be closed until further notice for replacement of the floor.
- Sam Houston Park – April 3 – Until Further Notice
Sam Houston Park will be closed to the public from April 3 - May 18, 2020 for maintenance work on the eight historic buildings located in the park. The exterior repairs to the historic buildings will prevent further damage and costly future interior repairs to these irreplaceable places. The scope of work includes in-kind repairs to damaged wood siding, trim boards, deck boards, fascia, soffit and paint. All work will be performed in compliance with the City of Houston, Historic Preservation Ordinance (Chapter 33).
- Tanglewood Dog Park – June 11 – Until Further Notice
The Tanglewood Dog Park will be temporarily closed from June 11 to further notice while new perimeter fencing is installed.
- The Heritage Society Offices at Sam Houston Park - March 1 - March 5, 2021
The Heritage Society Offices will undergo an electrical switchover as part of the Bagby Street Project the week of March 1. While the offices will be closed to the public, the larger portion of the park will not be impacted. Please note that the historic homes will be open for tours Wednesday through Saturday during this time. Please call 713-504-4610 with any questions.
- Waldemar Park Closed For Renovation – May 11, 2020 – Until Further Notice
Waldemar Park will be closed beginning May 11, 2020 until furthern notice for improvements. Park upgrades include replacing the old playground with an expanded new playground, the addition of a dog park and replacing the asphalt trail with a concrete trail. The playground development will include units for various age groups, swings and climbers, playground fall surface, concrete playground border and seat walls. The dog park will include an entry plaza with metal fence and gates, dog waste stations, drinking fountains and benches. The park will be enhanced with benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, drinking fountain, trees with associated irrigation, grading, drainage and detention.