Greatwood News

November 18th, 2019|

Block Party Trailer Program Launched in Sugar Land

Residents now have access to a trailer full of supplies to make hosting a neighborhood block party easy and enjoyable.

“The Sugar Cube,” a block party trailer intended to help foster neighborhood relationships, was created foster neighborhood relationships and as a result of a efforts to streamline the city’s special events offerings and avoid duplication of effort by leveraging existing event opportunities already occurring within neighborhoods.

“The Sugar Cube provides a convenient way to bring people together where they live in hopes of finding similarities that will bring them closer together. Neighbors who connect with one another only strengthen our community,” said Community Engagement Manager Carrie Paxton-Lamke.

Residents can reserve The Sugar Cube free of charge by completing an online form after their community group, homeowners’ or neighborhood association completes a short registration process with the City.

“In our increasingly digital world, we often lack the opportunity to get to know our neighbors face-to-face,” said Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Kimberly Terrell, “Our goal is that The Sugar Cube inspires our neighborhoods to come outside, meet one another and recreate a National Night Out-style block party any weekend of the year.”

To learn more about The Sugar Cube or to make a reservation, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/sugarcube.

November 13th, 2019|

Flags Across Brazos…for the Youth of Fort Bend County

Six times throughout the year, enjoy a 3’x5′ American Flag displayed in your yard from sunrise to sunset. Young men from Troop 1000 will strategically place a flag in your front yard on the following days: July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day.

The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.” – Woodrow Wilson, June 14, 1915, Flag Day.

Signing Up or Missing Flags?

To determine if Troop 1000 services your area, please check the Common Patriots web page.

If you are interested in signing up or have any questions please send an email to: t1000fab@gmail.com.

Troop 1000 Flags Across the Brazos Subscription Prices (effective May 2017, Troop 1000 will no longer accept partial year subscriptions).

November 12th, 2019|

List of Playgrounds

Recreation Centers

By Section

  • Brazos Bend – Lavender Field at Rockwall Court
  • Crossing – Deer Hollow Drive
  • Fairview – Winding Brook East Drive (at approximately Twining Trail Lane)
  • Forest – Forest Bend Drive and Azalea Bend
  • Forest – Garden Brook & Great Pecan Lane
  • Knoll – Knoll Forest Drive (pass Rabbs Bayou)
  • Manor – Northwoods and Birnam Glen Drive
  • Stonebridge – Deerbrook Drive and Lauren Way
  • Stonebridge/Brooks Mill – Cross Trail Drive (between Terrace View Drive & Shady Bend Drive)
  • Woodhaven – Winding Brook & Haven Glen Drive

July 11th, 2019|

City of Sugar Land – Citizens Police Academy

Please see the message from our Crime Prevention Officer:

We are hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting August 1st. Sign up is open currently and I was trying to help get the word out there to any citizens who might be interested in learning more about how the police department works. Anyone interested can find more information and sign up at the city’s website https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/514/Citizens-Police-Academy. Any help you can give in getting the word out would be awesome.

Thanks,

Stuart Sanderson
Police Officer
Sugar Land Police Department
Crime Prevention Officer

March 28th, 2019|

Spring Celebration Special

February 8th, 2019|

Contact Information During a Holiday or on Weekends

REMINDER:

If there is a problem in the neighborhood during a holiday or on the weekend, please contact the HCM Management Company at 832-864-1200. They will handle the emergency (such as sprinklers, fallen trees, etc.). There is an On-Call manager available that will notify the correct party during that emergency. Of course, fire or criminal activity should be reported via 911.

Normal business questions regarding (accounting, etc.) should be directed to the same number during normal business hours. The On-Site office can also answer questions during normal business hours. Call 281-545-1134 or email jmiller@houcomm.com.

Pools

September 23rd, 2019|

New Lap Lane Hours

Hello everyone,

I have received confirmation from the Board that the new lap lane hours at 6AM to 5 PM – everyday but Tuesday. So that means, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sunday. Lap lane swim access will end November 1st for this season.

New waivers will be needed for 2020.

Have fun!.

Regards,

Jeanne Miller

September 18th, 2019|

Pool Closing Dates

Pool #1 is closed.

Pool #2 is closed.

Pool #3 is closed.

Lap swimming will still be available from 6am – 10am, Monday throught Friday until November 1st.

August 26th, 2019|

Post-Season & Labor Day Pool Hours

August 31st to September 29th
Pool 1
  • Saturday 10AM-9PM
  • Sunday 10AM-7PM
  • Labor Day Weekend: Sunday 10AM-9PM, Monday 10AM-7 PM
 Pool 2
  • Lap Swimming only 6AM– 10AM
  • Closed Tuesday for Cleaning
  • Labor Day Weekend: Saturay 10AM-9PM, Sunday 10AM-9PM, Monday 10AM-7PM
Pool 3
  • Saturday 10AM-9PM
  • Sunday 10AM-7PM
  • Labor Day Weekend: Sunday 10AM-9 PM, Monday 10AM-7 PM

June 20th, 2019|

Pool 2

Beginning Saturday, June 22nd, Pool #2 will open at 9AM on Saturday and Sunday and will have lifeguards at that time.

May 31st, 2019|

Summer Swim Lessons

May 29th, 2019|

Pool 1 Closed for Swim Meets

Reminder – Pool 1 will be closed for swim meets on June 1st, 11th, and 22nd.

May 13th, 2019|

Swim Acknowledgement

By signing the 2019 “Lane only” swim acknowledgement, you have agreed to swim with a “buddy”. No solo swimming is permitted. Please schedule your swimming for a time when another person is present at the pool with you.

May 6th, 2019|

Pool Updates

Please be advised that pool 2 is being used for lap lane swimming only and for swim team practice! It is not open for family swim or sunbathing. There are no lifeguards on duty and only homeowners who have signed a swim waiver are permitted.

Pool 1 is open for family swim and sunbathing at this time.

Pool 3 will open on the weekend of the 18th and Pool 2 will open Memorial day.

April 29th, 2019|

Pool Cards

The office will be open on Friday, May 3rd from 9AM to 5PM to accommodate homeowners who need pool cards. Please bring your driver’s license and if you are replacing a card – a check or money order for $25.

April 22nd, 2019|

Lap Lane Swimmers

Please fill out a new lap lane waiver form for 2019. You will need to have your card re-activated and you will receive the new code for the gate.

Lap Lane Waiver Form (PDF)

February 26th, 2019|

Swim Acknowledgement and Liability Waiver

The attached form must be filled out prior to being given access to use the pools during lap lane swimming hours.

You will need to fill out the form, bring it to the on-site office at 8802 Greatwood Parkway – during regular business hours (Mon & Wed 9-11 AM, Tues & Thurs 1-3PM). You must also have your pool pass so that it can be reprogrammed to permit access to the pool during lap lane times. You will then be given the new code to enter the pool.

Swimming Waiver Form (PDF)

February 8th, 2019|

2019 Pool Rules

This pool is for the use of residents of the Greatwood Community Association only. A resident must accompany their guests at all times. 2 guests per household card allowed.

1. Lifeguards have the authority to remove anyone disobeying of endangering their self or another person. Lifeguards have the authority to suspend the offender and follow Greatwood’s Disciplinary Guidelines.

2. Lifeguards have the authority to impose additional rules to ensure the safety and enjoyment of residents.

3. A card key is required for entry.

4. Residents are responsible for anyone they let in the gate. Be careful!

5. Any children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or person 18 years or older unless they pass a Swim Competency Test. Once the Swim Competency Test has been passed, a child 12 years or younger may be accompanied by a individual 16 years or older.

6. Lifeguards are not responsible for the baby pool – use at your own risk. Only supervised children 5 years of age or younger may use the baby pool.

7. No disposable diapers are allowed in the pool. Swimming diapers must be used on all infants in diapers.

8. No diving in water less than 6 feet in depth.

9. Running, roughhousing, abusive and foul language, firearms, gum or smoking are use of tobacco products is prohibited.

10. Please stay off all safety and lap lane ropes.

11. Glass containers, consumption of alcoholic beverages, loud music, pets, and use of skateboards, rollerblades or bicycles are prohibited.

12. Toys, squirt guns and flotation devices designed for pool use are allowed. Playing on rafts and large floats are allowed as long as it is done away from the sides and steps of the pool and the pool is not crowded. Lifeguards have the authority to remove toys and flotation devices if they are miss-used or determine the pool is too crowded.

13. Having food at the pool is a privilege. Food is not allowed in the swimming pool. Clean up after yourself, failure to do so could result in suspension of this privilege.

14. Weather Policy: At first sight of lightning or sound of thunder, the pool will be closed a minimum of 15 minutes. Lifeguards may close the pool for additional periods of 5 to 15 minutes if the weather conditions are still unfavorable. All swimmers must exit the pool area.

15. Human Waste Policy: If human waste in found in the pool, the pool will be closed for 2 to 8 hours depending on the severity of the condition. Lifeguards will clean and chlorinate the pool during the closing.

16. Lap Lane Policy: The lap lane is available on a first come first serve basis. Swimmers should decide on the swimming pattern they will use. Crossing the lap lane while it is in use is prohibited.

February 4th, 2019|

Now Hiring: Lifeguards

November 18th, 2019|

Block Party Trailer Program Launched in Sugar Land

Residents now have access to a trailer full of supplies to make hosting a neighborhood block party easy and enjoyable.

“The Sugar Cube,” a block party trailer intended to help foster neighborhood relationships, was created foster neighborhood relationships and as a result of a efforts to streamline the city’s special events offerings and avoid duplication of effort by leveraging existing event opportunities already occurring within neighborhoods.

“The Sugar Cube provides a convenient way to bring people together where they live in hopes of finding similarities that will bring them closer together. Neighbors who connect with one another only strengthen our community,” said Community Engagement Manager Carrie Paxton-Lamke.

Residents can reserve The Sugar Cube free of charge by completing an online form after their community group, homeowners’ or neighborhood association completes a short registration process with the City.

“In our increasingly digital world, we often lack the opportunity to get to know our neighbors face-to-face,” said Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Kimberly Terrell, “Our goal is that The Sugar Cube inspires our neighborhoods to come outside, meet one another and recreate a National Night Out-style block party any weekend of the year.”

To learn more about The Sugar Cube or to make a reservation, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/sugarcube.

November 18th, 2019|

Holiday Delight – Snow Fest

This year’s Holiday Delight Snow Fest will be held on Saturday, December 7th at Rec 1 field from 12PM until 4 PM.

Snow slide, snow globe, fire truck. bounce house and more! Most importantly, Santa will be there! There will be barbecue and a food truck for the hungry folks.

Don’t forget your boots and mittens. That snow gets cold!

November 4th, 2019|

Section Annual Meetings

November 7th

  • Trails – 6:30 PM
  • Woodhaven – 7:00 PM

November 14th

  • Arbor – 6:30 PM
  • Green – 7:00 PM

November 21st

  • Manor – 6:30 PM
  • Shores – 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Recreation Center #1
7225 Greatwood Parkway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479

September 11th, 2019|

Town Hall Meeting

September 10th, 2019|

National Night Out

July 25th, 2019|

Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday is on 8/2/19 at 5:00 PM. Join your neighbors and friends for a “Food Truck” feast!

June 20th, 2019|

July Calendar

July 4th – National Holiday – Office Closed

July 11th – Section Annuals

  • Bend – 6:30 pm
  • Forest – 7:00 pm

BE SURE TO SEND IN YOUR PROXIES!

July 11th – ACC Meeting – 6:30 pm

July 16th – Quarterly Neighborhood Rep Meeting – 6:30 PM

July 25th – Board of Directors Meeting – 6:00 PM

June 6th, 2019|

Red, White and Boom Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2019
4 – 10 p.m.
The Crown Festival Park
18355 Southwest Frwy.
Sugar Land, TX  77479

The city of Sugar Land’s Red, White and Boom Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, from 4-10 p.m., at The Crown Festival Park Site, 18355 Southwest Freeway.

The event will be bigger and better than ever and attendees should prepare for the largest fireworks display in Fort Bend County! Fireworks will light the skies at approximately 9:40 p.m.

Prepare for an evening full of patriotic family fun, activities for all ages coupled with great food and a variety of music! Entertainment and activities will include a children’s zone complete with inflatables, photo opportunities, face painting, craft stations and a main stage area featuring a variety of local talent. The event will conclude with a dazzling fireworks display that families can enjoy.

Get free tickets (required)

This event will be free and open to the public! Free tickets will be required and will not be available on the day of the event. As a Sugar Land resident there is an exclusive code to get up to 6 free tickets before they are released to the general public. Code: SLTX19

General public ticket availability will start on June 18.

Entertainment and Activities

Enjoy an evening full of family-friendly fun and activities including:

  • a children’s zone complete with inflatables and other activities
  • photo opportunities
  • face painting
  • craft stations
  • a variety of local musical talent
  • great food available for purchase

The event will conclude with the largest fireworks display in Fort Bend County!

Additional Information

No coolers or outside food are allowed; however, numerous food and drinks will be available at any of the concession areas.

Due to limited onsite parking, attendees are encouraged to take the shuttle to avoid traffic delays. Shuttle services are available at various off-site parking locations including Smart Financial Centre, Mercer Stadium and University of Houston-Sugar Land. Uber and Taxis are also welcomed.

For more information about the event or to become an event sponsor, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at 281-275-2900, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/RedWhiteandBoom or follow Sugar Land Parks and Recreation at www.facebook.com/SugarLandParkswww.twitter.com/SugarLandParks and www.instagram.com/SugarLandParks.

May 31st, 2019|

Upcoming Meetings

Board Meeting

  • Date Change: Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00 PM

ACC Meeting

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019

Section Annual Meetings:
Thursday, June 13, 2019

  • The Glen 6:00 (2nd meeting)
  • Woodcreek 6:30
  • Stonebridge 7:00

May 23rd, 2019|

10th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2019
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sugar Land Memorial Park
15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479

The City of Sugar Land will honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their selfless service by hosting its 10th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. This event is free and open to the public.

The program includes:

  • patriotic music
  • free educational and commemorative activities
  • on-site military exhibits
  • flag ceremony
  • food will be available for purchase by a local onsite vendor.

This year’s commemorative ceremony once again included tributes from members of the community and words of remembrance from our local veterans.

Learn more by visiting the City’s website at: https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/921/Memorial-Day-Ceremony

May 15th, 2019|

City to Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Sugar Land, TX — The city of Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., to commemorate service members who died in active military service.

The program theme is “Remembering our Heroes and The Sacrifice of Service Members.” Admission is free and open to the public.

The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a patriotic concert featuring Lone Star Symphonic Band. A formal tribute follows at 11 a.m. with words of remembrance by local dignitaries. A representative from The American Legion will also discuss the organization’s centennial celebration and mission.

The program will continue the community tradition of acknowledging the names of veterans engraved inside the walls of the Remembrance Tower at Sugar Land Memorial Park. Patriotic music tributes will be performed by guest vocalists, Houston Commemorative Air Force will perform a military flyover and there will be a 21-gun salute. The ceremony will close with a traditional flag observance led by a local Boy Scout troop at noon.

Attendees will be able to visit with a number of organizations serving veterans in Fort Bend County. Vendor exhibits will be on display along with The American Legion’s travelling exhibit “The Greatest Legislation: An American Legion Centennial Salute to the GI Bill.” There will be a creative station for children’s crafts, and food concessions will be available for purchase.

Public parking and shuttle services will be available at University of Houston Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd. Complimentary shuttle services will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/specialevents. Don’t forget to follow Sugar Land Parks and Recreation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SugarLandParks.

March 28th, 2019|

Spring Celebration Special