It's been truly inspiring to see the outpouring of support our community and neighbors have put forth to help those in need. Our hearts go out to all of those who have been affected and hope you and your loved ones have remained safe through this trying time. Our beloved Hermann Park weathered the storm well, experiencing minor debris damage and a small number of downed trees.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) has been incredible in swiftly clearing major parts of the Park so that Houstonians wishing to get out for quiet respite can do so safely. In conjunction with HPARD staff, our team and dedicated volunteers, we will work over the next few weeks to pick up debris, repair gravel paths and remove litter.
As of Friday, September 1, the McGovern Centennial Gardens, Hermann Park Railroad, pedal boats and Pinewood Cafe have all resumed normal operating hours. For details on opening and closing times, click here.
While our operations slowly recover, many people have been messaging us about what they can do to help Hermann Park. If you're interested in aiding in the cleanup process, please email email@example.com for details on how you can get involved. If you would like to support our cleanup efforts financially, we have set up a special fund which you can support by clicking here and selecting 'Hurricane Harvey Clean Up.'
While there is a need for cleanup resources here in Hermann Park, all the affected communities need our help to recover and rebuild. We encourage you to check out the links below that outline countless ways you can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Thank you all for your support - we hope each and every one of you remain #HoustonStrong.