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Partnership Improves Safety at Precinct 4 Parks Bookmark

Partnership Improves Safety at Precinct 4 Parks
Residents can now enjoy safer parks and greenway trails thanks to a new partnership with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. In August, Precinct 4’s Parks Department and deputies with the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office met with game wardens to share information, pledge resources, and get to know each other over a hot pot of coffee. The meeting was designed to benefit all organizations. Wardens agreed to act as additional boots on the ground and support Precinct 4 constables patrolling Precinct 4 parks.

Help Precinct 4's Parks Recover Bookmark

Help Precinct 4's Parks Recover
Many residents lost more than a home during Hurricane Harvey. They lost amenities, favorite businesses, neighbors, and a sense of security. While Precinct 4 can't bring most of those back, we're working hard to restore your local parks. We can't do it alone, however. Now that many homes and businesses are on the path to recovery, we're calling on community members to join us in the parks. Stay updated on volunteer opportunities throughout the precinct by following Precinct 4 on Facebook. Anyone who would like to volunteer at Jones

Amenities Update Bookmark

While damage is still being assessed, estimates show Hurricane Harvey inflicted millions of dollars’ worth of damage to public parks in Precinct 4. Now that recovery is underway, staff are working to restore as many parks as possible, although some of the damage may be visible for months or even years to come. Flood waters buried sections of Mercer Botanic Gardens in several feet of sand and flooded almost all buildings, including the Visitor Center and greenhouses. Many plants either washed away or died from

Fishing, Tadpoles, and Texas History at Jones Park Bookmark

What birds do you encounter in your daily life? Find out the first Saturday each month with Jones Park volunteer Al Barr. This guided bird walk offers participants the chance to observe, identify, and document the different species seen throughout the year. Information from the bird counts is entered into a citizen science database to help track species and population trends in the park. No experience is necessary. Anyone 10 and up can participate. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.