Monday, August 15, 2022

Flower Mound cancels/postpones more events, keeps parks open

File photo from the Flower Mound Easter Egg Scramble in 2015.

The town of Flower Mound announced Tuesday that it has canceled or postponed more events this spring — now including May events — because of the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Tuesday, the following town events have been canceled:

  • April 4 – Easter Egg Scramble
  • April 4 – Keep Flower Mound Beautiful Spring Trash Off & Festival
  • April 11 – Underwater Egg Hunt
  • April 25 – Father Daughter Prom
  • May 2 – Kid Fish

All Flower Mound Police Department events are also canceled indefinitely. This includes the Citizens Police Academy, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event, Child Safety Seat Inspections and Digital Child ID Kit events.

The May Concerts in the Park series will be postponed until September, as will the new Art in the Park Festival, which was supposed to make its debut this spring.

Photo courtesy of the town of Flower Mound.

Parks are open, playgrounds closed

On Tuesday, the town also put out a reminder for residents about how to safely use parks and open spaces.

“The Town believes many parks, trails and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide,” the news release said. “In all instances, we recommend people follow local, state, and national ordinances and guidelines regarding the use of these spaces.”

The town intends to keep parks, trails and open spaces accessible as long as it is safe to do so.

“The Town’s parks, trails and open spaces have always served as places where people can find respite and seek peace and restoration. During this time of uncertainty, these places are needed now more than ever,” the news release said. “Please do your part to use them in a way that respects others and public health guidance.”

The town encourages all park and trail users to follow these recommendations:

  • Refrain from using parks or trails if they are feeling ill.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
  • Be prepared for no access to public restrooms or water fountains.
  • Refrain from using park playground equipment.
  • While on trails, warn other users of their presence and, as they pass, and step aside to let others pass.
  • Follow the Town of Flower Mound’s guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports, and other group hangouts.
  • Observe the Town of Flower Mound’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.
  • Consult the Town of Flower Mound’s ordinances and guidelines for the current recommendations on park and trail use.
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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