While most Missouri City parks reopened after Easter weekend, Quail Valley Golf Course to remain closed

Missouri City has closed the Quail Valley Golf Course. (Courtesy city of Missouri City)
Missouri City has closed the Quail Valley Golf Course. (Courtesy city of Missouri City)

Missouri City has closed the Quail Valley Golf Course. (Courtesy city of Missouri City)

Updated April 15, 3:49 p.m.

The Quail Valley Golf Course in Missouri City will remain closed due to public health concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to an April 14 Missouri City news release.

The golf course will remain closed until April 30, based on recommendations from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the release said. According to the release, certain elements of a golf course—including starters, marshalls and pro-shop staff—are not considered to provide "essential services" by the Attorney General.

In the release, city staff noted all previously scheduled tee times will be canceled and refunds will be distributed.

The Bluebonnet Grille has closed as well, according to the release.

Missouri City had previously closed parks and trails for the Easter weekend in an effort to prevent large gatherings. While city parks and trails are now reopened, the city is urging residents to follow all social distancing recommendations.

“Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical experts shows that social distancing, quarantining and public health recommendations have helped contain the spread of the virus and are essential to saving lives at this critical time,” Mayor Yolanda Ford said in the release. “However, our community must become more vigilant, remain steadfast and continue observing safety measures to ensure we flatten the curve.”

Sugar Land city parks and Fort Bend County parks are also open.

With 97 confirmed positive cases, Missouri City has the most coronavirus cases of any city or town in Fort Bend County, according to county data.

Posted April 9, 10:28 a.m.

All Missouri City parks and trails as well as the Quail Valley Golf Course will be closed for the Easter weekend, according to an April 8 city press release.

Per the release, the city is taking this proactive measure to prevent large gatherings over the holiday and to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Parks and trails will be closed from 8 p.m. April 9 through 8 a.m. April 13.

“Our parks and trails serve as a way for residents to get fresh air during this time, but we anticipate large gatherings over the holiday weekend. Therefore, we have decided to close all our parks over the weekend to continue our commitment of practicing social distancing,” Missouri City Mayor Yolanda Ford said in the release. “We understand the severity of this decision, but the health and safety of our community continues to be our top priority.”

While city parks will reopen April 13, Missouri City officials are encouraging residents to continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

For additional information about Missouri City’s park closures and how the coronavirus is affecting other city facilities, visit www.missouricitytx.gov.

Sugar Land’s city parks remain open at this time, according to Sugar Land spokesperson Doug Adolph.

On April 7, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott temporarily closed all state parks and historic sites to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Fort Bend County has now reported 437 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.