All 14 Bellaire city parks will be closed from Good Friday through Monday to comply with a request from Harris County to take that action to discourage large gatherings over the holiday weekend to prevent community spread of the coronavirus.
County officials announced Wednesday that they would be closing all their parks over that period, and Bellaire’s spokeswoman Cheryl Bright said the city anticipated larger crowds in its parks as a result of that action.
Bellaire has already closed city-controlled play structures and park equipment, but from Friday-Monday it will also prohibit use of all city parks, green spaces and sports fields including Paseo Park along Bellaire Boulevard, Evelyn’s Park, and Russ Pitman Park/Nature Discovery Center.
Bright said the Newcastle Trail, which is not part of the city’s park system, will continue to be open.
These are Bellaire’s parks, affected by the order:
- Bellaire Town Square & Recreation Center/Family Aquatics Center (Bellaire/Zindler Park, Loftin Park)
- Vic Driscoll Park
- Evelyn’s Park
- Evergreen Park
- Feld Park
- Joe Gaither Park
- Lafayette Park
- Locust Park
- Mulberry Park
- Officer Lucy Dog Park (already closed by earlier order)
- Paseo Park
- Russ Pitman Park/Nature Discovery Center
- Ware Family Park