HPARD Community Centers

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (AEP)

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The Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s 2021 Summer Enrichment Program will operate at twenty of our larger Community Centers from June 14, 2021 – August 20, 2021. The program will operate with one staff member for every eight children, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm for ages 6-13. The cost for the program is $30 per week per child with fee exemptions available for qualified persons.

These measurers ae based on guidance from Center for Disease Control, National Recreation and Parks Association: Open Texas Minimum Standard Health Protocols for Day Youth Camp Operators ad Staff, and the City of Houston AP 3-39, Access to City Buildings or Facilities During a Medical Epidemic or Pandemic.

H.P.A.R.D.’s Summer Enrichment Program operates under “Texas Standards of Care” as defined by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. No field trips during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ages: 6 - 13
Registration: Begins May 10, 2021
Fee: $30 per child per week (fee exemptions are available for qualified persons)
Program Dates June 14 - August 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: 20 Community Centers (English pdf) | (Spanish pdf)
Information: 832.395.7294
 832.395.7261

SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTERS

Senior Activity Centers are age-friendly community hubs where older adults can access a range of activities and services to improve their health, well-being, and independence. The serve as a place where people of all ages can actively engage in their community by working with program staff to promote health and wellness and reduce social isolation.

There will be a staff to participant ration of 1 – 8 to ensure social distancing. Participants will be divided into small groups and intergroup interaction will be limited.

Activities will be held in 45-minute intervals with 15 minutes of staff performing robust cleaning and disinfecting.

COVID-19 Policies
  • Participants MUST wear a mask/face covering when NOT engaged in interactive physical activities
  • Employees will perform temperature check on all participants at the designated check-in areas
  • Participants will not be allowed entrance if their temperature is 100.4 F (38 C) or higher, as defined by City of Houston AP 3-39, Access to City Buildings or Facilities During a Medical Epidemic or Pandemic.
  • Program participants who test positive for COVID-19 should not attend the Weight Room until they are assessed by their healthcare provider or testing site, or have completed the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days.
Ages: 55 and up
Registration: June 1, 2021 – August 20, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Mon - Fri
Location 9 Community Centers
Information: Call your community center for more information

WEIGHT/FITNESS ROOMS

Weight/Fitness Rooms will begin to welcome our community back to weight room usage with a number of new safety measures for our Community Centers. To adhere to 6-foot social distancing standards, Community Centers will only grant access to a certain number of people at a time. There will be a staff-to-participant ratio of 1:8 to ensure social distancing

Occupancy will be limited during weight room hours and in common areas where people are likely to congregate. Daily phone reservations will be required for weight room slots at least 24 hours in advance.

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