West University had already scaled back its plans for a traditional community Fourth of July, and now even those have been canceled — along with reductions in non-essential services that will start Friday.
The city had planned a “bike, walk or run through West U Parks” community Fourth event at four locations where residents would be able to pick up a giveaway item at each. But in an announcement, West U indicated that vendors had backed out and safety concerns had increased with the surge in COVID-19 activity in the Houston area that has caused Harris County and the state to pause reopening plans.
In addition, West U will cancel all Parks and Recreation programs and classes starting July 4, and reduce Recreation Center occupancy to a maximum 50 percent through reservations and close the locker area.
Colonial Park Pool will remain open by reservation only, with a maximum occupancy of 50 percent and no shower facilities available.
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