5:50 p.m. March 12
Following the Montgomery County declaration of a public health emergency due to concerns about the coronavirus March 12, The Woodlands Township announced in a news release it will cancel or postpone all township-produced events from March 12-April 12.
“The cancellation or postponement of these township-produced events will allow us to better address the public health concerns of the community and also allow us to redirect township public safety and other personnel in a more effective manner for preventive measures,” board of directors Chair Gordy Bunch said in a statement. “While this is a difficult decision to make, public safety has and will always be the top priority of The Woodlands Township.”
According to the release, the following events for March and April will be canceled or postponed:
- Arts in the Park
- Involvement Day at Golden Sage Park
- Creekwood Fishing Derby
- Walk in the Woods
- Earth Day GreenUp
- Father-Son Challenge
- Soggy Doggy Swim Day
- Public Safety awards
- Open Water Swim
- Emergency Preparedness event
- Camp Terramont (through March 29)
- Woodforest Bank Trip
In addition, the following recurring events are canceled:
- Concert in the Park (Sundays through April 5); and
- Rock the Row spring series (Thursdays, March 19-April 2).
Township-sponsored Easter events and programs, such as egg hunts and Breakfast with the Bunny, are also canceled, according to the release. The Woodlands Township will notify the public about any rescheduled events through its website and social media accounts.
In the event that these activities are rescheduled at a later date, the community will be notified through the township website, social media and other channels, according to the release.
According to the release, township officials are working with The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival organizers to reschedule the April 4-5 event for a fall date.
Among other area events that have been canceled or postponed as a result of coronavirus concerns outside of township-produced activities, The Woodlands First Baptist Church has canceled its Easter at the Pavilion event April 12, Texas Children's Hospital and the Houston Marathon Foundation announced they are canceling a May 2 Fun Run event at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands and Market Street has canceled its "Light It Up Blue" World Autism Awareness Day event April 2.