Harris County Precinct 4 to open George H.W. Bush Community Center by 2021

Precinct 4 will open the George H.W. Bush Community Center in 2021, in the former Cypress Creek Christian Church community center.

Precinct 4 will open the George H.W. Bush Community Center in 2021, in the former Cypress Creek Christian Church community center.

Harris County Precinct 4 will soon be home to a second community center, which will serve residents of all ages and civic organizations, in the heart of the Cypress Creek Cultural District.

Precinct 4 officials plan to open a new 24,500-square-foot community center by 2021, according to an April 22 news release. The new center will be located in the former Cypress Creek Christian Church community center, which flooded during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. Precinct 4 purchased the property located at 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, in 2018.

“We chose the property for a variety of reasons,” Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle said in a statement. “The community center stands in a densely populated area near Precinct 4’s Collins and Meyer parks. The facility’s large size ensures we can accommodate Precinct 4’s growing population.”

Currently, the Mangum-Howell Center, located at 2500 Frick Road, Houston, is the only dedicated community center serving Harris County’s Precinct 4's nearly 1.4 million residents. The new facility will feature meeting space for local and civic organizations.

Harris County Commissioners Court named the facility the George H.W. Bush Community Center, during the April 9 commissioners court meeting. The center is located adjacent to the Barbara Bush Branch Library.

Construction is slated to begin in November and is expected to take one year to complete, according to the news release.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.