Two of Bellaire’s recreation sources are closing because of the coronavirus threat — with announcements from the city Monday that it is shutting down the Bellaire Recreation Center and its activities and programming until further notice, and the Evelyn’s Park Conservancy canceling all events and programming through April 1.
The city will be keeping the pools, parks, tennis courts and library open as normal, emphasizing that it is sanitizing playground equipment weekly.
Betsy’s, the restaurant at Evelyn’s Park, was to stay open — but shortly after the park’s announcement, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced a two-week closing late Monday of all restaurants in the county starting Tuesday, except for takeout/curbside pickup and delivery. Go to betsysbellaire.com to find out the restaurant’s plans.
While the library is observing normal operating hours, with circulation services and public computers available, all programming has been canceled.
Additionally, the Municipal Court will maintain its normal schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Mayor Andrew Friedberg wrote a blogpost Monday discussing City Council meetings. Monday’s meeting was scheduled to go on as planned, with a limit of 50 people in the City Council Chambers, following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
Updates regarding city facilities and events, as well as signups for two different notification systems, are available through bellairetx.gov.