All but one of Harris County Precinct One parks, which have been shuttered since Hurricane Harvey struck late July 25, will be open for the Labor Day weekend.
Challenger Seven Memorial Park in the Clear Lake area will remain closed due to high water. Some areas in Deussen and Tom Bass parks also will be closed because of high water.
Additionally, senior citizens’ programs will resume Tuesday, Sept. 5, at all community centers.
The after-school programs at Finnigan Youth Education Town (YET) and Lincoln Park Community Center will not start next week.
However, youth ages 5-13 can play basketball and other activities at YET and Lincoln from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays. Finnigan Park’s gym will be open from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. for free-play for people 13 and older.
Also, the Harris County Aquatics Program’s Learn-to-Swim classes – scheduled to start Sept 5 – are postponed until further notice.
For the last three days, the Precinct’s Parks Department has been working to remove storm debris from parks.
Commissioner Rodney Ellis wanted the parks to re-open so residents who have been dealing with Harvey’s aftermath could get some recreation during the three-day weekend.
“It’s important that we help people get some semblance of normalcy back in their lives after this tragic storm,” Commissioner Ellis said. “Precinct One staffers worked hard to clear debris from our parks so we can open these beautiful green spaces for our residents to enjoy again.”