Friday, February 24, 2012

HOUSTON Plans for 350,000 Visitors Daily during Spring Break 2012

Last year during spring break, I thought it would be nice to take my daughter to the  Houston Zoo one afternoon. I could get some work done early on and still spend the afternoon, walking leisurely with my daughter through the zoo. Wrong.

The parking lot was so full that we drove around for over an hour (I'm not exaggerating) until we finally found a parking spot. Then, the zoo was so crowded that we worried about getting separated. 

The good news for spring break 2012 is that the City of Houston is already putting plans to get to help resident and visitors navigate the traffic. The press release below notes when the plans will be announced next week. Here's hoping for a thorough plan that helps Houston families make the most of spring break.

WHAT:              Mayor Annise Parker will announce suggested driving directions and recommended parking locations for visitors to Houston’s most popular attractions during spring break (Saturday, March 10, thru Sunday, March 18) to  provide a continuous flow of vehicles coming and going throughout the week.  The City of Houston has partnered with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston Museum District, Hermann Park / Houston Zoo and METRO to create easy access to Houston’s hottest spring break destinations – the rodeo, museums and zoo.

WHEN:                Tuesday, February 28, 2012
                        11:45 a.m.

WHO:                   The Honorable Annise Parker, Mayor, City of Houston
Skip Wagner, President and CEO, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Josef Helfenstein, Director of Menil Collection & Board President, Houston Museum District
Robert F. Stott, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Texas Medical Center

WHERE:            Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park
PARKING:       Parking is reserved in the lot adjacent to the monument

Until the next nap time...

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