UPDATED: Harris County Precinct 4 announces virtual programming throughout May

The virtual offerings will kickoff with Precinct 4's Virtual Nature4Health, which will run from May 11 at 8 a.m. until May 16 at 8 p.m. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
The virtual offerings will kickoff with Precinct 4's Virtual Nature4Health, which will run from May 11 at 8 a.m. until May 16 at 8 p.m. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

The virtual offerings will kickoff with Precinct 4's Virtual Nature4Health, which will run from May 11 at 8 a.m. until May 16 at 8 p.m. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated May 8 at 5:17 p.m.

While community centers will remain closed through at least May 31, Harris County Precinct 4 announced in a May 8 news release that it will begin offering a variety of programs via Facebook throughout the month of May.

According to the release, the virtual offerings will kickoff with Precinct 4's Virtual Nature4Health, which will run from May 11 at 8 a.m. through May 16 at 8 p.m. The series, which will stream on the Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner's Office Facebook page, will include videos by animal and plant experts, information on how to create nature-themed family crafts, tips on health living and interactive activities, the release states.

In addition to Precinct 4's Virtual Nature4Health series, residents can also tune into any of the following Precinct 4 programs on each respective Facebook page.

The schedule for May is as follows.


Streaming on the Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center Facebook page:

  • May 13: Tadpoles Club

  • May 16: Invasives

  • May 18: Jesse Jones Park Volunteer Meeting

  • May 20: Tadpoles Club

  • May 23: Scavenger Hunt

  • May 31: Bites, Stings & Itches


Streaming on the Precinct 4 Facebook page:


  • May 1-17: Virtual Shakespeare Festival

  • May 16: Chalk Art Challenge (Nature4Health)

  • May 18: Story time

  • May 22: Chalk Art Challenge (Crazy Characters)

  • May 25: Story time

  • May 29: Chalk Art Challenge (Imagine Your Vacation)


Updated April 30 at 12:49 p.m.

While some businesses prepare for the first phase of the reopening of the state's economy beginning May 1, Harris County Precinct 4 further extended its community center closures and program suspension through May 31.

A statement posted to Precinct 4's website on April 30 reads: "Until further guidance from Gov. Greg Abbott's office, and in compliance with federal and local recommendations related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), all Precinct 4 events and programs are canceled through May 31."



Updated April 1 at 12:15 p.m.

Following the direction of state and county officials, Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle announced the extension of Precinct 4's community center closures and program cancellations in a news release March 31.

"In compliance with federal and local recommendations related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), all Precinct 4 events and programs remain canceled through April 30," Cagle said in a statement. "Although our parks and trails will remain open, our playgrounds, picnic areas, benches and drinking fountains will be shut down."

Cagle added Precinct 4's senior program known as "Precinct 4 Encore!" remains canceled as well.

Posted March 16 at 2:05 p.m.

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle announced the closure of all Precinct 4 community centers as well as the cancellation of all Precinct 4 events and programs through March 31 in response to growing coronavirus concerns.

Affected community centers include Big Stone Lodge, located at 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, and Mangum-Howell Center, located at 2500 Frick Road, Houston.

According to the March 16 news release, the cancellation includes events that are part of Precinct 4’s senior program known as “Precinct 4 Encore!” Upcoming Encore events affected by the cancellation include all bus trips, the March 16 luncheon at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church and Spring Fling at the Humble Civic Center on March 18.

However, the release states all Precinct 4 parks will remain open during the time period. For more information, contact Precinct 4’s Community Assistance at Department at 832-927-4444 or email cadir@hcp4.net.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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