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Closed or Under Repair / Construction
- 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 Splash Pad Area Only – Feb. 5, 2018 – March 2018
The splash pad area in Burnett Bayland Park will be closed to the public beginning on Feb. 5, 2018 (PLEASE NOTE: ONLY THE SPLASH PAD AREA WILL BE CLOSED THE REMAINDER OF THE PARK WILL REMAIN OPEN). The project scope of work includes: the remove and replace the splashpad mechanical system, the new mechanical system will be in an above ground vault, remove and replace splashpad surface, refurbish nozzles and above ground water features. The project is expected to be completed Mid-March 2018.
- Busby Park – Jan. 23, 2018 – Fall 2018
Construction will be ongoing at Busby Park beginning with site demolition (Jan 23, 2018) which is expected to last two weeks. The general contractor will mobilize February 12, 2018. The scope of work for this project includes: a new playground structure, new pavilion, new half basketball, adult exercise station with shade structure, new concrete trails, new site furniture, site drainage and detention, landscaping and irrigation. Please note that the park will be closed to the public during construction. The project is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2018.
- Cullen Park – March 7 – May, 2018
Cullen Park Phase III will be without power through May. The outage will affect soccer fields 5 and 6, restrooms, and parking lot lights. The outage is due to a failed transformer that CenterPoint Energy is currently replacing.
- Emancipation Park - April 23, 2018 – Early May, 2018
The off-site parking lot on Tuam will be closed for a week to 10 days starting April 23. The scope of work consist of vacuuming the concrete pavers, power-washing the concrete pavers and concrete drive, and re-jointing the pavers.
- Friendship Pavilion in Hermann Park –September 15, 2015 - Until Further Notice
Closed for repairs until further notice.
- Glenshire Park – October 9, 2017 – Spring 2018
On Monday, October 9th the parking lot at Glenshire Park will close for construction. This construction will only affect the parking lot and the rest of Glenshire Park will remain open to the public. The construction will consist of the demolition of the exiting parking lot and the construction of a new 73 space parking lot with underground detention, walkway connection to existing trail, landscaping and irrigation when the contractor will start demolition of the existing parking lot. The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2018 barring any unforeseen weather delays.
- Glover Park Dog Park – Feb. 1, 2018 – April 2018
Glover Park Dog Park will be closed beginning on Feb 1, 2018. The project scope of work includes: the removal of mulch from dog park area and installation of decomposed granite and the installation of 4 new Mexican Sycamore trees and adjustment of irrigation system. The project will include The project is expected to be completed early April 2018
- 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/bike-detour-announcements
- 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.
- Mason Park – April 13, 2017 – Spring 2018
Construction has begun at Mason Park to build the new bridge over Brays Bayou. The custom-designed bridge, which will be 16 feet wide and stretch 485 feet across Brays Bayou, will become an iconic landmark and community meeting place along Brays Bayou Greenway with cables extending from 70-foot tall towers, lighting and plazas with seating at each landing. Construction will be managed by TxDOT and is expected to be complete by spring 2018.
- 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.
- Metropolitan Multi-Service Center Swimming Pool – November 28, 2017 - Until Further Notice
The swimming pool at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center is closed until further notice for repairs to the filtration system.
- Municipal Golf – April 19, 2016
Brock Park Golf Course is closed.
Memorial Park is closed on Tuesdays.
Sharpstown Park Golf Course is open as a par 3 course.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sections of the Eastwood Park Skatepark - November 2, 2017 – December 2017
The south end of the Eastwood Park skatepark will be closed to the public for repairs through mid-December. The north section of the facility will remain open for public use.
- Woodland Park Community Center Closed - December 8, 2017 - Until Further Notice
The Woodland Park Community Center will be closed until further notice for repairs.
While Woodland Park Community Center is closed, please visit: Stude (1031 Stude, 77007), Montie Beach (915 Northwood, 77009), Proctor Plaza (803 West Temple, 77009) or Moody (3725 Fulton, 77009) Community Centers.
Visit our community center webpage for information on their events.