Announcements from the two cities come after Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order April 27 to expand reopening of services as part of a strategic plan in opening Texas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting May 1, anyone entering a city facility in Bellaire will be asked to wear a face covering, sanitize hands and practice social distancing.
Here are more updates for Bellaire and West University Place.
May 1: The city will reopen tennis courts, athletic fields, batting cages, and park restroom facilities, though their usage is limited to four people at a time, according to a news release. Online tennis court reservations are available at bellairetx.gov/738/Tennis-Courts
Play structures, the dog park, recreation center, and pools will remain closed.
May 4: Bellaire will resume curbside hold pickup service at the Bellaire City Library, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The City Hall Customer Service lobby will be reopened.
Permitting and utility billing service will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Building permit customers served by appointment only and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Utility Billing will re-open one window in the customer service lobby, though customers are encouraged to pay bills online.
The B-LIFE area will remain closed, and online games and activities will continue to be provided through the Bellaire Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Municipal Court customer service, at the Norman-Zarate Police & Municipal Court Building, will be available from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
West University Place
May 1: Tennis courts will reopen, with a maximum of four players per court and no additional spectators on the side of the court. Register at www.westutx.gov/tennis
All construction related activity is allowed.
Colonial Park Open Space (east end of park) will be opened, joining West U Recreation Center Field & Track, and the restrooms at Colonial Park & Recreation Center that are accessible from the outside.
What remains closed: Judson Park, Weir Park, Whitt Johnson Park, Huffington Park, Colonial Park – Playground (east end open space is open), Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park, Friends Park, Liberty Hill Park, and basketball courts and swimming pools.