On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Mayor Sylvester Turner, accompanied by Houston’s councilman Mike Laster, Dr. Jack Christie, “fitness Czar” Samir Becic, and the Houston Parks and Recreation director Steve Wright celebrated the opening of the new pool in Sharpstown located at 6600 Harbor Town Dr, Houston, TX 77036.
The event opened with a Tai Chi performance by students from the USA Tai Chi Academy. Mayor Turner gave an inspirational speech thanking everyone who contributed to the development of the pool. This new addition to the community has so many benefits. It provides an opportunity for public swimming lessons, it builds a solid foundation for a unified community, and of course, the pool is a perfect place for everyone to enjoy the Houston heat. On that sunny Saturday morning, Mayor Turner and Councilman Mike Laster joined hands to cut the ribbon, officially opening the Sharpstown pool. Mayor Turner and Houston city councilman Mike Laster received a plaque commemorating their efforts toward the new pool just as the doors opened for all the visitors.
Everyone who came to the event got to explore the pool to its fullest, children and parents splashed around to their hearts’ content while others marveled at the beauty of the state-of-the-art community pool. Even news anchor Johnathan Martin joined in the festivities!
While everyone was busy having fun in the new facility, the Mayor wasn’t left behind. “Fitness Czar” Samir Becic challenged Mayor Turner, Steve Wright, and Houston City Councilman Jack Christie to do 10 push-ups and all 3 contestants eagerly gave their best effort. Mayor Turner was even the first one to bounce back to his feet! No one expected any less from him as one of our Top 10 Fittest Mayors in America 2019.