Greatwood News

April 4th, 2019|

How to Get a Pool / Tennis Pass

Spring is upon us and many folks are asking how to get a pool / tennis pass.

Come to the office at 8802 Greatwood Parkway during business hours (Mon & Wed 9am – 3pm and Tu & Th 1-3pm).

You will need to fill out a form, show a photo ID with a Greatwood address and we will do the rest! Your pass will be issued at that time. If you already have a pass, you do not need to renew it.

Note: Your account must be up to date in order to get a pass.

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.

February 7th, 2019|

Photo Contest

Like to take photos? We are having a Photo Contest!

Take your best photos of scenery (no people or pets please) and:

The judges will be our very own Board of Directors! The three winning photos will be matted, framed and hung in Rec Center #1.

January 11th, 2019|

Annual Section Meeting Results

The following sections have had their votes counted and the winners are as follows:

  • Arbor – Jon Klubnik
  • Green – Charles Dulaney, Terry Nash
  • Fairview – Melissa Gorman, Joan Pippenger
  • Lakecrest – Dan Asbury, Tony Mendes, Harry Ridgeway
  • Manor – Gary Walker, Nelson Games, Steve Stenacker
  • Shores – Shelly Stubbs
  • Springfield – Karen Reid, Bobby Ritter
  • Trails – Richard Vacek, William Ferguson, Calvin Gorriaran
  • Woodhaven – Mike Giardina, Chris LeGrand, Audra O’Neal

Congratulations to all and we look forward to working with you!

October 1st, 2018|

Increase in Littering

Greatwood is a lovely area to live in! Beautiful homes, trees, grounds and amenities all contribute to its beauty.

Lately, residents have noticed an increase in littering. Trash, cans, bottles and other debris are being left near monument signs, on the side of the road, etc. Please remember to dispose of litter in a proper trash receptacle. Remind any of your work crews as well. If we all work together, Greatwood will continue to be the beautiful place it is now. Thanks for your help!

Pools

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)

April 4th, 2019|

How to Get a Pool / Tennis Pass

Spring is upon us and many folks are asking how to get a pool / tennis pass.

Come to the office at 8802 Greatwood Parkway during business hours (Mon & Wed 9am – 3pm and Tu & Th 1-3pm).

You will need to fill out a form, show a photo ID with a Greatwood address and we will do the rest! Your pass will be issued at that time. If you already have a pass, you do not need to renew it.

Note: Your account must be up to date in order to get a pass.

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

June 20th, 2018|

Pool Closures

Note: Pools 1 and 3 are closed for the winter season. Will re-open in May.

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

March 20th, 2019|

Greatwood Spring Fling 2019

Get ready, make plans to attend this year’s Spring Fling. We will hold Spring Fling on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11am – 4pm. All the festivities will be held at Rec Center #1 – 7225 Greatwood Parkway.

We have a great event planned for all our Greatwood residents.

If you are interested in having a booth, please contact Jeanne Miller at jmiller@houcomm.com or Katie Discianno at kdiscianno@houcomm.com for more information. We are always looking to add booths to our event.

Look for more information on Spring Fling in the April newsletter and on the Greatwood website and also on TownSq..