Mangum-Howell Center at Doss Park is Precinct 4’s only dedicated community center in a precinct of nearly 1.4 million residents. The facility spans 15,600 square feet and offers adult and limited children’s programs throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy evening exercise programs, crafts, games, and monthly luncheons. Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition, Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park offers programs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The building doubles as an office for Precinct 4’s Parks Department and an activity center for residents.
A new Precinct 4 community center will open in 2021. The 24,500-square-foot facility named for President George H.W. Bush is near the Barbara Bush Branch Library and Precinct 4’s Collins Park, all in the Cypress Creek Cultural District. The center will offer a variety of intergenerational programs and services for people of all ages, along with public events, activities, and public meeting spaces. A grand hall with seating for 700 people will also be available to reserve for events including town hall meetings, banquets, and receptions.
Additionally, Precinct 4 partners with 23 local organizations to offer luncheons, dances and trips to residents 50 or older through Precinct 4’s Encore! Program. For more information, visit www.hcp4.net/communitycenters/.