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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Recent heavy rains have created a number of logistical and operational issues for some city services and facilities.
Here’s the latest from the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department on what’s still closed and why:
Keeton Golf Course: Keeton remains closed. Park maintenance crews are operating pumps to move water off the course. Though four greens are still partially submerged, officials hope to have the water removed and the greens fully exposed later this week. As the water recedes, crews are cleaning the area and using granular fungicides to eliminate any undue growth. Officials estimate that it may be two more weeks before the golf course reopens.
Luna Vista Golf Course: Luna Vista is completely under water, making it extremely difficult for maintenance crews to gain entry into critical equipment storage areas. While waters in the nearby Trinity River are receding slowly, crews expect to open the course’s flood gates later this week to help release excess water. Until then, the next several days will be critical in managing the water so the greens can be maintained.
L.B. Houston Tennis Center: Restoration efforts are under way at L.B. Houston. Crews can access the tennis complex and have started cleaning courts. Officials expect two to four courts to be open this week. At this time, phones remain down.
Elm Fork Shooting Sports – Gun/Rifle Ranges: Facility still is under water and remains closed.
The department operates six 18-hole golf courses and five full-service tennis centers. Golfers and tennis enthusiasts will find useful information on golf courses and tennis centers at http://www.dallasparks.org and officials urge players to contact the facilities for details on playing conditions.
Cedar Crest, Stevens, Tenison Glen and Tenison Highlands golf courses are open and available for play. Tennis centers at Fair Oaks, Fretz, Kiest and Samuell-Grand parks are open and accepting play reservations.
With today’s summer-like weather, park officials encourage those with a passion for golf or tennis to visit a municipal course or court.
The Parks and Recreation Department will continue to post updates here.
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