The MUD has been out clearing the main arterial streets, interior streets, and the concrete pathways in the parks. With all of the effort that has been put into this, we are able to keep the main pathways open, but additional caution and awareness should be taken.

Portions of the paths by Lake Discovery (Pond 1) and Lake Serenity (Pond 2) are covered in water. Please use extra caution on those paths as the area may be slippery. With the extra water in the nearby tributary and river, there have been sightings of water moccasins and other creatures. The trail around pond 2 will remain closed until further notice due to water on the trails and higher river levels. The Trinity River level is near the banks and has the possibility of breaching. Please do not enter the water in the ponds or river as there is a high risk of drowning.

The newer bridge near Lake Forest (pond 4) is currently impassable due to a tree being down over the bridge and water in the tributary also being high over the bridge. This sidewalk and bridge are closed until we can remove the tree and water levels recede.

The nature trails throughout the park system are use at your own risk and we advise that you do not use them at the current time. We are aware of many trees that are down on the trails and it will take some time before we are able to remove them all. We will address all of the issues as able when it is safe for our staff.

Portions of the disc golf course will be open; however, there are many holes that are not accessible until the water levels go down. The course is use as your own risk and it is not advisable to play the holes located in the nature trails where there are trees down. The trees will remain down until we are able to access the areas safely and without causing additional damage to the area with heavy equipment.

Our crews will be out in force over the next couple weeks to address all the areas mentioned above and it will take some time for the parks to be back to their normal conditions. This means that there may be delays in mowing some areas due to the high saturation of water, inability to access areas because of downed trees, or one of the many other things that are found during the coming week.