Mercer Botanic Gardens and Jones Park will be closed until further notice due to the severe flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Both parks sustained catastrophic damage and may not open for months.
While recovery efforts continue, all regularly scheduled parks and Trails As Parks programs are cancelled. Parks and trails along Cypress Creek, including the 100 Acre Wood Preserve, Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, Collins Park, and Meyer Park, are closed pending repairs. Parks and trails along Spring Creek are also closed, with the exceptions of Burroughs and Spring Creek parks in Tomball that sustained less damage. Other park closures include Klein Park, Little Cypress Creek Preserve, and Pundt Park.
According to the Harris County Flood Control District, Harvey dumped 27 to 35 inches of rain over Harris County, with multiple storm water gages registering seven-day readings of more than 40 inches and a maximum of 49.56 inches near Clear Creek at I-45.
Anyone who would like more information about helping Mercer recover can visit The Mercer Society at www.themercersociety.org/. To find out how to volunteer or donate to Jones Park, contact Jesse Jones Park Volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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