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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


Party Watch

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. ...


Bayou City Outdoors Second Annual Reindeer Romp

Check in at the white Jeep Wrangler with the Bayou City Outdoors banner when you arrive. Put on your reindeer antlers and romp through the non-snowy trails of Memorial Park for a short hike. Br


$100 Million Park Project

A new Memorial Park takes shape: $100 million redesign to tackle drought damage

By Joel Luks

Much needed green love is coming to the 1,466 acres that comprise Memorial Park. A redesign initiative that could take as long as 20 years and cost upwards of $100 million has selected its scou ...


Art for The Trees If You Please

Bring back the forest: Tree-themed art exhibit raises funds for Memorial Park Conservancy

By Altamese Osborne

When artist Mandy Shefman casually mentioned to Meghan Argo at Via Colori, downtown Houston’s yearly street drawing extravaganza, that the tree-themed images she was drawing referenced her up ...


Foodie News

Trees company: Brennan's brunch deal to help Houston stay green

By Sarah Rufca

Brennan's of Houston knows a thing or two about how much trees mean to the city — the restaurant's gorgeous patio lost its 40-year-old oak tree during Hurricane Ike, replaced by two y ...


Dealing with the drought

Bringing Memorial Park back: Plan to restore Houston's iconic canopy will take years

By Whitney Radley

Houston's parks are in need of a lot of love after the devastating summer of 2011, when the drought and high temperatures robbed the canopy of thousands of trees.  Many of the dead tre ...


Park In Crisis

80 percent of Memorial Park's trees in danger of dying, raising the specter of a massive wildfire

By Whitney Radley

Here's something to think about: Memorial Park comprises nearly 1,500 acres inside of the 610 Loop, almost double the size of Central Park in New York City. It ranks 25th in terms of the m ...


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