Claiborne West Park to reopen

By George Garza

Despite the fact that the Orange County Parks Department building and all of its equipment was destroyed in the floods of Hurricane Harvey, parks employees, sometimes using nothing more than hands, arms, their legs and backs, have managed to clean up the County’s Claiborne West Park well enough to invite the public for limited use.

“They will open the gates on Monday for the public but until some unfinished items are completed, we won’t begin accepting reservations for the park until March 1st,” said Sabrina Gray, the newly named Parks Department Director. “We won’t do any events scheduled for January or February as we continue to get one of restrooms up and running.

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