Lions Den Park – Proposed Playground Equipment

Lions Den Park – Proposed Playground Equipment

The Orange City Council will be reviewing proposed design layouts for the new Lions Den Playground during the Orange City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 26.  The designs have been provided by three separate playground equipment vendors with ADA inclusive requirements and maximum visibility characteristics.

In February of 2020, an inspection found the wooden structure of Lions Den Park to be structurally unsafe for continued use.   The playground equipment had exceeded its estimated lifespan and required significant updates to meet safety guidelines.

The City of Orange recognizes the special place the park has in the City and looks forward to memories being made on new equipment that provides a safe environment for all who visit the park.

City staff welcomes the citizens of Orange to offer their feedback on the playground equipment via email at socialmedia@orangetexasgov.us.

City Offices Closed Memorial Day

City Offices Closed Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the City of Orange will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020. As always, the City of Orange Police and Fire Departments will be on duty keeping us safe.
Waste Management will service its usual route on this day. Regular City business will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
On Memorial Day, the City of Orange encourages citizens to take a moment and remember the men and women who gave their lives while serving our country.

Governor Abbott Expands Business Openings In Texas

Governor Abbott Expands Business Openings In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference on Tuesday, May 5, announcing the expanded openings of certain businesses and activities. It was announced that all barbershops, cosmetologists, nail salons, and tanning salons may open on Friday, May 8. These businesses must comply with the following:

One customer per stylist.
Appointment system only is recommended.
If allowing walk-ins, customers are allowed to wait inside only if they are keeping six feet of separation.
Six feet of separation between stations.
Wearing face masks is strongly recommended.

Additional information concerning the expanded openings of certain businesses and activities may be found online at https://bit.ly/2L4qcrd.

Library Hours

Library Hours

As per the Office of the Texas Governor/Governor Greg Abbott, Compliance of the following executive orders will be observed:
Maximum occupancy of 25% (50 persons including staff)
Social distancing is required, and will be enforced (this includes specific occupancy numbers for various areas of the building.)
Masks, while not mandated, are encouraged. Requests will still be taken online, by phone and email. Patrons not comfortable entering the building, may call for reserved items to be brought outside.

Call 409-883-1086 for more information.
Thank you for your cooperation and welcome back!

Collective Bargaining Negotiations Between the City of Orange and the Orange Municipal Police Association

EOC Provides Alternative Testing Sites in Port Arthur and Orange County

The Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center has announced alternative COVID-19 testing sites in Port Arthur and Orange County.

COVID-19 tests will be provided at the alternative testing sites and will only be available for residents of that area as follows:

ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS RESIDENTS
May 5, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Orange County Convention and Expo Center
11475 FM 1442
Orange, Texas 77630

PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS RESIDENTS
May 6, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bob Bowers Civic Center
3401 Cultural Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77642

Testing will be performed by appointment only.  Only 100 appointments will be scheduled at each location.  To schedule an appointment, please call 409-550-2536.   You do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms to request testing but you will have to show proof of residency to be tested at the alternative testing sites.  The Call Center is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Testing is FREE.