The Woodlands Township closes Harper's Landing Pool due to staffing challenges

Harper's Landing Pool in The Woodlands closed July 1. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Harper's Landing Pool in The Woodlands closed July 1. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Harper's Landing Pool in The Woodlands closed July 1. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Woodlands Township announced the closure of Harper's Landing Pool on July 1.

In a June 30 statement, the township said staffing shortages and training challenges related to COVID-19 prompted the closure.

While no lifeguards at the Harper's Landing facility have tested positive for the disease, the township said that recent positive tests in lifeguards throughout its pool system reduced the number of staff available to operate the facility.

The pool may reopen this summer if staff recover and are cleared from their current quarantine protocols to return to work, the township said.

Six township pools remain open throughout the week. Bear Branch and Wendtwoods pools operate Mon.-Fri. 2-8 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. noon-6 p.m., while Alden Bridge, Creekwood, Forestgate and Sawmill pools will be open noon-6 p.m. every day.


If more employees in the township pool system test positive for COVID-19 and force further staffing shortages, the township said additional pools may be closed this summer.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.


MOST RECENT

ExxonMobil has held office space at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
ExxonMobil confirms it is bringing Hughes Landing employees back to Spring location

The energy company previously moved employees to The Woodlands to satisfy a tax abatement requirement.

Montgomery County needs to approve new precinct maps by Nov. 12 as part of the redistricting process. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County to redistrict commissioner precincts following initial assessment

Following the release of the 2020 U.S. Census, a legal firm that contracted with the county recommended commissioner precincts be redrawn to reflect Montgomery County's growth.

From left, Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Wayne Young, CEO of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis announced a new community-initiated mental health care project during a press conference Oct. 26. (Screenshot via Facebook Live)
Harris County officials unveil new three-year $8.93M community-initiated mental health care initiative

The community care model will focus on 10 ZIP codes totaling about 300,000 residents that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and suicide, and that have a lower utilization of behavioral health care services, by providing mental health education and training to members of the community.

Harris County Deputy Kareem Atkins was honored by Harris County commissioners on Oct. 26. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County commissioners designate Oct. 25 as 'Deputy Kareem Atkins Day'

“Deputy Kareem Atkins Day” will be celebrated annually to recognize Atkins' heroism and service, Judge Lina Hidalgo said at the court’s Oct. 26 regular meeting. According to Hidalgo, Atkins was the first Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office deputy to be fatally shot.

A judge granted a temporary restraining order against Magnolia ISD, pausing enforcement of its gender-based hair length policy. (Community Impact staff)
Judge grants temporary restraining order against enforcement of Magnolia ISD's gender-based hair policy

The temporary restraining order allows students who had been disciplined for their hair length to return to regular classes.

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lebowski's Grill upends expectations in Austin; first Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 26.

Lone Star College System received approval from ACEN on Oct. 25. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College System receives approval from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The accreditation is voluntary but reportedly offers more advantages for students, such as financial aid and easier credit transfers.

The Oak Ridge North City Council held a regular city council meeting on Oct. 25. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
Oak Ridge North discusses American Rescue Plan Act funding, potential police department relocation

The city received about $391,626 in the first installment of ARPA funds in September.

New statewide maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Average daily hospitalizations continue decline, drop below 100 since early July

For the first time since early July, the average number of daily coronavirus hospitalizations at Texas Medical Center hospitals has dropped below 100.