The Woodlands, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah announce reopening facilities

Pools and municipal facilities are beginning to reopen around The Woodlands, Oak Ridge North and Shenandoah. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pools and municipal facilities are beginning to reopen around The Woodlands, Oak Ridge North and Shenandoah. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pools and municipal facilities are beginning to reopen around The Woodlands, Oak Ridge North and Shenandoah. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)

Government municipalities in Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah and The Woodlands have announced reopenings throughout the coming weekend.

The City of Shenandoah announced in a Facebook post June 5 that its municipality office will reopen to the public June 8 and return to normal business hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Shenandoah Communication Manager Debbie Pilcher said city officials and staff will be aware of social distancing, but masks are not required for entry into the building. Sanitizer will be available for residents as they enter the building.

Upcoming meetings such as the Shenandoah Civic Club meeting June 9, City Council meeting June 10, planning and zoning commission meeting June 16 and municipal development district meeting June 24 will be open to the public.

According to a Facebook post from Oak Ridge North, its City Hall was reopened with normal business hours June 1. The City Council room has been set up to follow social distancing guidelines since early May.


Oak Ridge North also announced it is reopening its pool starting June 6 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. However, guidelines will be in place in order to follow state limitations, so the pool will operate at 50% capacity, allowing 50 people in the pool.

Information from Oak Ridge North states there will be a discounted rate for resident passes for the opening weekend at $25 instead of $50. Nonresidents will still need to pay $100.

In The Woodlands, spraygrounds were officially reopened June 3 and will remain open until the end of their season Oct. 31.

While other facilities are beginning to reopen, The Woodlands Township board chambers are not anticipated to reopen until June 30.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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