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The City of Nassau Bay is being honored with a Playful City USA designation for the third year in a row. The Playful City USA program, facilitated by national nonprofit KaBOOM!, honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.

“Maintaining and improving our green spaces and creating new play spaces is a priority for our City and we are proud to be recognized for these efforts. Public play spaces help create an engaged and connected community by encouraging people of all ages to be active, enjoy the outdoors, and socialize with their neighbors,” said Nassau Bay City Manager Jason Reynolds.

Nassau Bay is a waterfront community and all residents live within walking distance of a city park or green space with a variety of amenities. Along with the standard parks and amenities, Nassau Bay has a nature trail on the Peninsula Wildlife Reserve, a dog park, a boardwalk along Clear Creek, an art walk on the Town Square featuring interactive art sculptures, green space, and water feature - splash pad, and several garden areas with flowers, benches, and gazebos throughout the city.

The 2017 Playful City USA recognition includes 17 communities in Texas and a total of 258 communities across the United States that make it as easy as possible for kids to play. In total, these communities feature more than 14,000 safe and engaging playspaces that serve more than 4 million kids. “We are thrilled to recognize Nassau Bay for putting kids first,” said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal. “The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids, and play is critical for them to thrive. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all kids get the childhood they deserve filled with play.”

To see the full list of Playful City USA communities and to learn more about making play the easy choice for kids, visit kaboom.org/playfulcityusa. To learn more about Nassau Bay, visit www.nassaubay.com.

NASSAU BAY— (March 22, 2017) — Houston Methodist St. John Hospital is set to embark on the next stage in the redevelopment of Nassau Bay Shopping Village, located adjacent to the hospital campus in the 18000 block of Upper Bay Road.

The hospital, which purchased the 8-acre property in late 2015, has already invested in mold remediation and installation of air conditioning in the second-floor office/storage space portion of the center. In April, the hospital will repave the parking lot and add improved parking lot lighting, and begin demolition of the unused portion of the center to make way for new parking capacity for hospital staff.

Your back helps to power almost everything you do, providing support and strength for most of your movements. Given these heavy demands, it's no wonder the back is prone to injury and strain. In fact, four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain in their lifetimes.

"Back pain can affect anyone regardless of age, but it is true that the older you get, the higher your risk of injury or strain," said Eric Santos, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Spine Program. "Back ailments can stem from a variety of sources, including heavy lifting, improper sports or exercise techniques, sitting hunched over a desk or being overweight."

It is that time of year again to Clean Up the Creek! Join the Clear Creek Environmental Foundation (CCEF), League City, Nassau Bay, Galveston County and thousands of volunteers to make a difference in your community.

Every weekend leading up to February 11th, they’ll be pre-cleaning Clear Creek and need your help! Then on February 11th, it is the 18th Annual Clear Creek Clean-up 2017.

For more information, contact Mike Stone at 281-830-3419 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also visit their website http://clearcreekcleanup.org/, for additional details.

About Clear Creek Environmental Foundation:

Founded in 1999, The mission of Clear Creek Environmental Foundation is to preserve and enhance the Clear Creek and Clear Lake environment to maintain its natural resources and beauty for the present and future.