A Very Green Lunch

Houston Parks Board salutes "godmother of Bayou Greenways" and growing connections

Houston Parks Board salutes "godmother of Bayou Greenways" at luncheon

Houston Parks Board Luncheon Aliyya and Herman Stude, Luncheon Chairs
Luncheon chairs Aliyya Stude, Herman Stude. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Mayor Annise Parker
Mayor Annise Parker. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Caroll Parrot Blue
Caroll Parrot Blue. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Cathy Lord, Commissioner Jack Cagle
Cathy Lord, Commissioner Jack Cagle. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Council Member Dwight Boykins; Council Member Larry Green
Council Member Dwight Boykins, Council Member Larry Green. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Regina Garcia
Regina Garcia. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Council Member Mike Laster; Andy Icken
Council Member Mike Laster, Andy Icken. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Jeff E. Ross, Harry Masterson
Jeff E. Ross, Harry Masterson. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Jourdan Ellis; Dan Pickering; Maire Baldwin
Jourdan Ellis, Dan Pickering, Maire Baldwin. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Roxanne Neumann; David Kinder
Roxanne Neumann, David Kinder. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Wayne Klotz; Laura Spanjian; Council Member David Robinson (1)
Wayne Klotz, Laura Spanjian, Council Member David Robinson. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Aliyya and Herman Stude, Luncheon Chairs
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Mayor Annise Parker
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Caroll Parrot Blue
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Cathy Lord, Commissioner Jack Cagle
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Council Member Dwight Boykins; Council Member Larry Green
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Regina Garcia
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Council Member Mike Laster; Andy Icken
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Jeff E. Ross, Harry Masterson
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Jourdan Ellis; Dan Pickering; Maire Baldwin
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Roxanne Neumann; David Kinder
Houston Parks Board Luncheon Wayne Klotz; Laura Spanjian; Council Member David Robinson (1)

What: Houston Parks Board annual luncheon.

Where: Beneath a party tent erected in Hermann Square at City Hall.

The scoop: With Mayor Annise Parker dubbed "the godmother of Bayou Greenways," the luncheon celebrated the ever-expanding connections of neighborhoods through parks and greenspace. Parker told the gathering that her role in bringing Bayou Greenways 2020 to life was one of her proudest accomplishments of her tenure in office. Aliyya and Herman Stude chaired the event that raised $485,000 in support of the parks board's efforts in providing access for all Houstonians.

Guests speakers award-winning filmmaker Carroll Parrott Blue and Regina Garcia, co-owner of El Meson restaurant and BikeHouston board chair, shared their individual stories on the personal impact of the greenways project.

Who: Nancy Kinder, Roxanne Newmann, Susie and Joe Dilg, Laura Arnold, Mary Louise and David Kinder, Jill and Dunham Jewett, Ellie Camberg, Jeff Ross, Cullen Geiselman, Ann Lents and Nancy and Butch Abendshein.