The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) today announced the scheduled reopening of certain facilities, fields, and leagues over the next few weeks.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Recreation and Park Association guidelines will be observed at all Parks Department facilities, which includes wearing masks at some league gatherings and other social-distancing and hygienic precautions.
“We are extremely happy to reopen some of our Parks facilities and amenities following the long shutdown related to COVID-19,” said HPARD Interim Director, Kenneth Allen. “As we said at the beginning of the pandemic – our focus is protecting the safety of Houstonians.”
“We’ve had numerous discussions with health and medical experts over the past several weeks and have determined that we can now safely reopen some of the Parks features our citizens are anxious to see return,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
“We urge everyone to observe CDC safety guidelines when visiting these amenities. However, if COVID numbers spike again, we will be forced to shut down these same facilities.”
For the latest information on Houston Parks and Recreation Department openings and closures, visit www.houstonparks.org.