More services are on the way for north Harris County residents, thanks to a new Precinct 4 community center opening 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.
“We chose the property for a variety of reasons,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “The community center stands in a densely populated area near Precinct 4’s Collins and Meyers parks. The facility’s large size ensures we can accommodate Precinct 4’s growing population.”
Mangum-Howell Center is currently Precinct 4’s only dedicated community center, serving nearly 1.4 million residents.
When Precinct 4’s second community center opens, the facility will serve youth, families, senior adults, and civic organizations, as well as provide a meeting space for local and civic organizations.
Before flooding during Hurricane Harvey, the building served as a community center for the Cypress Creek Christian Church. Precinct 4 purchased the property last year, and Harris County Commissioners Court named the facility the George H.W. Bush Community Center during its April 9 meeting.
Construction on the community center is scheduled to begin in November and take one year to complete.