PARKS AND RECREATION
Ask 2: Will Houston public pools be open this summer?
As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: Will Houston public pools be open this summer? Answer: At this time, it is uncertain whether the City of Houston public pools will be open this summer. On March 8, Houston Parks and Recreation Department moved forward with the reopening of many of its facilities; however, its swimming pools are among few of its amenities that are currently unavailable. A notice on the department’s website states that “due to the COVID-19 pandemic operations of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department pools and water spraygrounds are closed until further notice.”Do you have a burning H-Town-related question?
Ask 2: When will City of Houston ballparks reopen? They have been closed since mid-March.
As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: When will City of Houston ballparks reopen? According to the Parks and Recreation website, all fields are open for free play only, with a limit of four people per field. The city would also like to remind citizens to practice social distancing when using open facilities and stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms. It’s unclear at this time when the fields will reopen in the same way as prior to the pandemic.
5 Katy walking trails to help ease your mind and body
Here are five walking trails you can visit to help ease your mind and body. As always, remember to practice social distancing and wash your hands after your park visit. Katy City Park“Beautiful scenery, beautiful environment, suitable for walking, running and barbecue in the wild.” -JonathanAddress: 5720 Franz Road, Katy TX 77493Mary Jo Peckham Park“Beautiful park for walking, jogging and bringing the kids to play. Great place for a picnic.” -MichelleAddress: Rice Park Trail, Katy, TX 77450Mason Creek South Hike & Bike Trail“Great place to take a long walk. There is a trail between this park and Katy Park that really adds to the value of this park as a destination.