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Mercer Botanic Gardens Opens West Side Arboretum Bookmark

Mercer Botanic Gardens Opens West Side Arboretum
Mercer Botanic Gardens is proud to announce the reopening of the West Side picnic and playground area. Visitors are invited to stroll the trails under the dense pine canopy of the arboretum or enjoy a picnic in the park. The arboretum on the west side of Aldine Westfield features two playgrounds, a picnic area nestled in a woodland setting with 58 picnic tables, two barbecue pavilions, hickory bog, boardwalk, cypress swamp, maple collection, and several miles of walking trails that wind through beautifully

Partnership Improves Safety at Precinct 4 Parks Bookmark

Partnership Improves Safety at Precinct 4 Parks
Residents can now enjoy safer parks and greenway trails thanks to a new partnership with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. In August, Precinct 4’s Parks Department and deputies with the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office met with game wardens to share information, pledge resources, and get to know each other over a hot pot of coffee. The meeting was designed to benefit all organizations. Wardens agreed to act as additional boots on the ground and support Precinct 4 constables patrolling Precinct 4 parks. Now wardens know who to call if a poacher encroaches on Precinct 4 property

Help Precinct 4's Parks Recover Bookmark

Help Precinct 4's Parks Recover
Many residents lost more than a home during Hurricane Harvey. They lost amenities, favorite businesses, neighbors, and a sense of security. While Precinct 4 can't bring most of those back, we're working hard to restore your local parks. We can't do it alone, however. Now that many homes and businesses are on the path to recovery, we're calling on community members to join us in the parks. Stay updated on volunteer opportunities throughout the precinct by following Precinct 4 on Facebook. Anyone who would like to volunteer at Jones