Because of a major redistricting measure passed by Commissioners Court recently, most county parks and facilities in northern and western Harris County have been switched to new precincts. We are working quickly to update our web pages to reflect those changes, but some of the information on these pages may be incorrect or outdated for the immediate future. We ask for your patience as we update this information.
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Discover new adventures and a variety of activities at Precinct 4’s community centers. From fitness classes to arts and crafts to games and seasonal celebrations, our programs, seminars, and classes are free and designed for the entire family. Programs and classes are provided at little or no cost. However, participants must furnish their own supplies or purchase supplies at their instructor’s cost. Donations are welcome but not required.
Contact Us: Precinct 4 Encore & Community Centers 713-274-4050
Community & Senior Education Centers
Mangum-Howell Center hosts annual holiday food and toy drives in November and December. Visitors are welcome to donate new, unused toys and nonperishable food to the center. Toys for Tots will collect the donated toys and distribute them to community members in need. Food drive items will be collected by Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM).
In August, Mangum-Howell Center will collect school supplies for elementary school students in Precinct 4.
Skills Classes and Summer Programs
In addition to year-round classes for people of all ages, Precinct 4’s community centers offer fun summer programs. Each week, children attend activities such as puppet and magic shows, children’s theater, ice cream parties, book clubs, arts and crafts, and nature presentations.
Discover a talent you never knew you had by signing up for classes like quilting, sewing, woodworking, guitar, ceramics, singing, drama, drawing, and painting. Want to kick back? Pull up a chair and play bridge, pinochle, board games, or dart baseball.
Those interested in picking up a few new skills can participate in financial workshops, home-improvement seminars, safety lessons, and gardening classes.
Theatre and Musical Groups
Precinct 4 not only hosts visiting theatrical groups, such as Express Children’s Theatre and Thunderbird Theater, but we offer field trips for individuals 50 years and better to venues throughout Houston, including concert halls, theaters, and local museums.
Wellness and Active Classes
Embrace a healthy lifestyle by attending weekly fitness classes geared to a variety of age groups and fitness levels. Our community centers offer karate, yoga, T’ai Chi, aerobics, sit-and-be-fit, rhythm walking, line dancing, square dancing, and more.
Interested in improving your health and wellness? Attend seminars on topics such as weight loss, stroke prevention, and CPR/first aid. In addition, visitors can attend health and wellness support groups, receive vision screenings, and register for annual flu immunizations.
Activities & Programs
Precinct 4 community centers offer a wide range of activities and programs throughout the year. Our events include seasonal parties, fitness classes, arts and crafts, summer programs, and seminars. Preview current and upcoming events for Big Stone Lodge and Mangum-Howell Center.
As part of the community, we seek to help those in need through community outreach. Our fund-raising events provide school supplies for area children and toys for at-risk children during the holiday season. Volunteers help make these fund-raising events a success! Volunteer opportunities are available for adults and children of all ages.