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Houston's Green Makeover

$220 million overhaul will make Memorial Park too nice? Plan approved amid strange city council concerns

By Barbara Kuntz

The estimated $220 million Memorial Park Long-Range Master Plan to overhaul the city's largest green space has gotten an unanimous thumbs up from Houston City Council. The approval cam ...

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New young professionals group wild about Memorial Park launches at popular wine bar

By Shelby Hodge

What: Urban Wild of Memorial Park Conservancy launch party. Where: Camerata Wine Bar at Paulie's. The 411: Joshua Ibarra and Alex Webb have stepped up to the plate as co-chairs of the l ...

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Happy trails! Memorial Park Conservancy boot scootin' gala salutes Houston Rodeo

By Shelby Hodge

What: Memorial Park Conservancy's annual Green Gala. Where: The Memorial Park Running Trails Center. The 411: The fundraiser, "Lasso Your Heart for the Park," attended by ...

Big Ideas For 2015

Big ideas for 2015: Four grand visions that will transform Houston, from new AstroWorld to a swimming hole

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston's always been a city with great big ideas, and the year 2015 will, no doubt, see more innovative plans proposed and carried out. Here are just a few very notable visions Cultur ...

Memorial Park Conservancy's Annual Green Gala "Lasso Your Heart for The Park"

Memorial Park

The event includes the presentation of the Ima Hogg Volunteer Service Award, cocktails and a seated dinner.

Major Park Makeover

Redoing Memorial Park: New $100 million plan to change Houston's most important green space forever

By Barbara Kuntz

A proposed grass- and tree-covered land bridge spanning about 800 feet across Memorial Drive designed to reconnect Memorial Park's north and south sections is just one highlight in the long-ran ...

Memorial Park Master Plan Update Meeting

El Dorado Ballroom

Residents are invited to attend a series of update meetings focused on the progress of the Memorial Park Master Plan. The plan will restore, preserve and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of

Memorial Park Criterium Series

The Memorial Park Criterium Series is a 20-year-old tradition that has had Houstonians racing in Memorial Park since the 90s. It's back. This is a casual, enjoyable race environment and gre

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Fans of Memorial Park think Brown as well as green at stylish fundraiser

By Shelby Hodge

What: Memorial Park Conservancy fundraiser, "Heartwood at Brown." Where: At the home/design/artful boutique Brown on Ferndale. The 411: Shop owner Jill Brown completely under ...

Shelby's Social Diary

Conservancy celebrates 90th anniversary of Memorial Park with gala dinner — and donuts

By Shelby Hodge

Way back in 1925, the famed Hogg family turned over the 1,500 acres that today comprise Memorial Park to the city of Houston for a nominal fee under condition that the space would remain parkland. ...

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