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News Release
Sunday, September 03, 2017


Houston Parks and Recreation Department Opens Park Facilities and Community Centers


This weekend the parks department reopened the following golf courses and venues at Hermann Park and Memorial Park.

September 2, 2017

  • Golf Courses
    • Memorial Park Golf Course
    • Glenbrook Park Golf Course
    • Sharpstown Park Golf Course
    • Hermann Park Golf (operated by BSL for HPARD)
  • Hermann Park
    • The Houston Zoo
    • The McGovern Centennial Gardens & Cheri Flores Garden
    • The Houston Museum of Natural Science
    • The Lake Plaza area including the Cafe and plaza food concessions, Hermann Park Mini- train and Pedal Boats
    • The Japanese Garden
  • Memorial Park
    • Running Trails
    • Cullen Running Trails Center
    • The Picnic Loop area remains closed

On Tuesday, September 5th, all Community Centers, two Tennis Centers, the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark and youth meal programs at select sites will open.

September 5, 2017

  • Community Centers - All Community Centers, except for Kendall Community Center, will open at 12:00 noon. All gymnasiums will open at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tennis Centers
    • Homer Ford Tennis Center
    • Memorial Park Tennis Center
  • After School Meal Program
    • Approximately 52 Community Center locations will provide after-school meal service (Kendall Community Center and River Oaks Community Center are not After School Meal Program sites)
  • Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark
    • Will open on its regular schedule

The following programs and/or facilities are closed for continued assessment and cleanup needs.

  • Lake Houston Wilderness Park – All reservations are canceled through September 30, 2017.
  • Cullen Park – All permits are canceled through October 31, 2017
  • Adult Sports and Ballfields – are closed until after September 16, 2017 or until further notice depending on field condition.
  • Kendall Community Center – is closed until further notice.
  • Lee LeClear Tennis Center – is closed until further notice
About the Houston Parks and Recreation Department
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) stewards and manages over 37,851 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston and develops and implements recreational programming for citizens of all abilities.

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