- Animal Services has suspended the issuance of traps except in emergency cases involving wildlife within a residential home. Residents should refrain from setting personal traps as they will not be serviced at this time.
Arts & Culture
- The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land.
- Constellation Field.
- The International Art and Kite Festival is canceled.
- The Earth Day event has been canceled.
- Bars must suspend service.
- Gyms, fitness centers, and other facilities that are used or intended to be used for any type of training, martial arts, or sport shall close.
- Hair and nail salons, spas, massage and tattoo parlors, movie theaters, game rooms, and bingo halls shall close.
- Restaurants must limit service to delivery, take-out and pick-up options instead of sit-down dining.
- All community meetings sponsored by the city will be postponed. These include Sugar Land 101, the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council and task force meetings.
- Sugar Land Municipal Court will begin remote court proceedings on April 14. Letters with instructions about the remote proceedings and the date of the hearing have been mailed to each defendant a week prior to their court date. The remote appearance is not optional and neglecting to appear will have the same consequences as not appearing at an in-person proceeding. Alternatively, options for handling a citation prior to a court date can be found on the court’s website.
An appearance is not optional. However, the defendant does have options in lieu of an appearance and should be encouraged to visit the court website or call the court for those options.
Parks and Recreation
- The city’s parks remain open, but playgrounds, restrooms, pavilions and other parks facilities are closed.
- The Imperial Park Recreation Center and the Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center are closed.
- The Pawm Springs Dog Park at Memorial Park is closed.
- The city’s block party trailer will be unavailable, and park rentals for events of more than 10 people will cease. Contact the IPRC at (281) 275-2885 for rescheduling or refunds.
- The T.E. Harman Center is closed due to its members being at greater risk.
Guidelines for Parks
We appreciate the physical and mental health benefits that parks help provide, and we also recognize the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With this in mind, the following guidelines have been put in place. While we want our community to continue to use our parks and trails, failure to comply with the below guidelines may result in further park closures.
- All park playgrounds and restrooms are closed until further notice.
- The virus can stay on surfaces for several hours and playgrounds and restrooms cannot be constantly disinfected.
- The Pawm Springs Dog Park at Memorial Park and the skate park at City Park are closed until further notice.
- Additionally, the following park amenities are closed until further notice:
- Picnic pavilions and all picnicking facilities
- Park benches
- Drinking fountains
- Basketball courts
- Tennis courts
- Outdoor fitness equipment
- The city’s two splash pads were scheduled to open in April; however, they will remain closed until further notice.
- Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting any symptoms.
- Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
- Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking; pick-up sports games including but not limited to soccer, softball and volleyball; play dates and other group hangouts; and maintain proper physical distance at all times.
- Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
- While on trails, warn other users of your presence and step aside to let others pass.