Brazos Bend State Park re-opened to public use Tuesday, Nov. 7.
The park closed Aug. 24 as a result of Hurricane Harvey and the historic floods that followed.
“We are excited to be able to re-open the park and to see Brazos Bend State Park filled with happy park visitors again,” said Park Superintendent Chris Bishop. “We are extremely grateful for the patience and support of local business leaders, our neighbors and park visitors throughout the closure.”
The screened shelters, group dining hall and select trails will remain closed for some additional time beyond the re-opening. The Houston Museum of Natural Science George Observatory will also remain closed for a short time beyond Nov. 7.
“Our number one priority throughout this experience has been public safety. Although our team felt a drive to get the park opened again, we wanted to be certain that we were providing both a safe environment and a quality park experience. We are now at that point, and I am extremely proud of the work that our team accomplished to get us to this moment,” Bishop said.
Entrance permits are available from park headquarters for $7 per person for everyone 13 or older. Children 12 or under are free. Entrance fees are also covered by a valid Texas State Parks Pass.
Brazos Bend State Park is a 5,000-acre parcel of public land managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to conserve natural and cultural resources, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and foster an understanding of the diversity of Texas’ lands and heritage for all generations.
For more information about Brazos Bend State Park, contact Bishop at 979-553-5101, email email@example.com or visit www.brazosbend.org or Texas Parks & Wildlife on the web at www.tpwd.state.tx.us, or join the park’s Facebook fan site.