COVID-19

COVID-19 Safety at Memorial Park

Nature and recreation are important components during a public health crisis, and Memorial Park, including its trails, are open for visitors. However, as a public health precaution related to the constantly evolving situation regarding COVID-19, Memorial Park Conservancy has also postponed permitted events and reduced onsite maintenance services.

COVID-19 Safety Developments

Park projects provide opportunities for future recreation

theleadernews.com | By Betsy Denson There are a number of improvements underway in the City of Houston’s parks, nature preserves and green spaces. And while March’s stay-at-home order has affected many, the fact that construction was deemed an essential business has allowed these improvement projects to continue. The question now is when the public will

Virtual Weekly Race Series

Let’s get stronger #togetherathome! Join us for a free virtual race series by walking, jogging, or running a 5K. We encourage you to run in your neighborhood and help #stopthespread. RSVP on our Facebook event page. We’re in this together!

10 COVID-19 Safety Tips for Park Users

Memorial Park’s verdant greenspaces are a welcome refuge to Houstonians during the COVID-19 crisis. However, with the surge in public use that Memorial Park is currently experiencing, the Conservancy wants to remind all Park users that they have a role to play in ensuring the community’s safety. Here are 10 safety practices to keep in

Parks overrun with crowds despite social distancing

Traffic was busy Monday at Memorial Park, and many visitors were not social distancing as health experts recommend to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Houstonians looking for outdoor exercise are jamming Memorial Park, apparently ignoring the advice of health experts to maintain safe social distances to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Joint Statement on Using Parks and Open Space While Maintaining Social Distancing

More than 500 groups nationwide support safe use of parks during COVID-19 outbreak The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) prepared the following statement in support of the safe use of parks and open spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak. To date, more than 500 organizations have signed on to voice support. Concerns about the coronavirus

Keeping a Safe Social Distance in Parks and on Trails During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The growing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic hit many parts of the United States with full force the weekend of March 13-15, 2020. Following on the heels of canceling large special events, conferences, and sporting events, governors in several states declared states of emergency and many local school districts across the country closed their doors.

Memorial Park Remains Open; Support Services are Reduced

Nature and recreation are important components during a public health crisis, and Memorial Park remains open for visitors. However, as a public health precaution related to the constantly evolving situation regarding the coronavirus, Memorial Park Conservancy will postpone permitted events and reduce onsite maintenance services effective today, March 16, to protect the health of our staff

Memorial Park Conservancy is closely monitoring Park operations in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
For the latest Conservancy information, visit the Memorial Park Conservancy Facebook page. Questions can be sent to comments@memorialparkconservancy.org.