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At the virtual council meeting yesterday, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the Bedford City Council made the difficult decision to cancel all summer programs and events, including Bedford Splash Aquatics Center, Bedford Summer Day Camp, 4thFest, and the Bedford Blues & BBQ festival. This will not only aid the City in protecting the health and well-being of the community and staff, but the savings will go toward funding essential services and help ease the financial burden, now and in the future.

City facilities remain closed until further notice. This includes City Hall, the Boys Ranch Activity Center, Senior Center, Old Bedford School, the Law Enforcement Center, and the Animal Shelter; however, City services continue. Animal Shelter adoptions can be made through appointments, water bills can be paid online, permits can be obtained via phone, Neighborhood Services officers will continue to patrol their districts, customer service is still available via phone, and more.

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Closures and Updates

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UPDATE AS OF 3/24-2020: Disaster Declaration and Events Canceled Extension

 

Tarrant County Executive Order(Executed)


-- The City of Bedford is currently discussing what changes will take place due to the Tarrant County executive order which goes into effect at 11:59p.m. tonight, March 24, 2020.
-- Due to the COVID-19, effective March 24, 2020, please be advised that ALL SimpleRecycling collection operations in the State of Texas are temporarily suspended. This will remain in effect until further notice.

--Mayor Boyter has signed a declaration of Local Disaster due to a Public Health Emergency - It can be viewed 
here.

--All civic event cancellations have been extended until May 2,2020, which includes the Glow and Go Easter Egg Hunt and the Citizens Police and Fire Academy meetings.

UPDATE as of  3/18/2020:

All updates regarding Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), including a message from Mayor Boyter, may be found by following this link, https://bedfordtx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=330

Additional Closures

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The Glow and Go Easter Egg Hunt is cancelled. This event is an important one for Bedford Parks and Recreation and, if possible, it will be reschedule for later this year. Updates will be posted here. 


--The City Council work session scheduled for tonight, Monday, March 16, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

--City Hall, Building B is closed. All late fees and/or disconnects will be suspended for 30 days and for those looking to pay a water or utility bill can do so online at www.bedford.dpnetbill.com/ .

--The Animal Shelter is closed. All adoptions, drop offs, fosters, and reclaims are by appointment only at 817-952-2191. After hour assistance can be reached at 817-952-2127.

The health and safety of residents and visitors is a top priority for the City of Bedford. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City will be keeping in line with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District’s closure time frame and the Tarrant County Public Health Department’s closure recommendations.
 
Please understand that the situation is extremely fluid and all information is subject to change.
 
Effective Immediately, all City of Bedford public buildings will be CLOSED until further notice. City Hall Building A, Central Fire Station, and the Police Department will remain open.
 
Additionally, all City events through April 4, 2020, will be canceled. This includes the Mardi Gras Gala & Casino Night on March 21, 2020, the March 30, 2020 Residential Outreach, and the Bedford Artsfest and Pet Fair Adopt-A-Thon on April 4, 2020.

Due to public health concerns, Bedford Fire Department is temporarily suspending non-emergency services. These include school/daycare visits, station tours, and the Citizen’s Fire Academy. Administration offices will remain open to the public until further notice. 

The City of Bedford Municipal Court Dockets scheduled for March 18, March 25, and April 8, 2020, will be canceled. Defendants that are scheduled to appear on the listed dates will need to contact the Bedford Municipal Court at 817-952-2150 for more information. The Hurst Euless Bedford Teen Court Monday Night Dockets scheduled for March 16, 2020, and March 30, 2020, are canceled. Participants that are scheduled to appear on the listed dates will need to contact the Hurst Euless Bedford Teen Court at 817-952-2468 for more information.

Additional information will be posted on our website at 
www.facebook.com/bedfordtx. 

For information regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.bedfordtx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=328.
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What’s Happening in Bedford Parks and Recreation!

At the virtual council meeting yesterday, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the Bedford City Council made the difficult decision to cancel all summer programs and events, including Bedford Splash Aquatics Center, summer camp, 4thFest, and the Bedford Blues & BBQ festival. This will not only aid the City in protecting the health and well-being of the community and staff, but the savings will go toward funding essential services and help ease the financial burden, now and in the future.

City facilities remain closed until further notice. This includes City Hall, the Boys Ranch Activity Center, Senior Center, Old Bedford School, the Law Enforcement Center, and the Animal Shelter; however, City services continue. Animal Shelter adoptions can be made through appointments, water bills can be paid online, permits can be obtained via phone, Neighborhood Services officers will continue to patrol their districts, customer service is still available via phone, and more.



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Welcome to the Bedford Parks and Recreation Division. It is our mission to provide creative and diverse programs and services to enrich our community through education, socialization and wellness opportunities. We do this by fulfilling our vision to provide outstanding leisure experiences for a better quality of life. We invite you to take full advantage of our programs for citizens of all ages and to enjoy our beautiful parks.
  1. Barrett Albright

    Administrative Coordinator
    Phone: 817-952-2307

  2. Mike Radoyevich

    Athletics and Aquatics Coordinator
    Phone: 817-952-2319

  3. Brian TenEyck

    Recreation Manager
    Phone: 817-952-2322