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Friends of Mandell Park Renovation Celebration

This Friends of Mandell Park celebration features special guest speakers Mayor Annise Parker and Parks and Recreation department director Joe Turner. Ground was broken in February for the


Smither Park Topping out Party

A topping out party is a ceremony that celebrates the overall completion of a building's structure by placing a tree or branch on the highest point. Guests are asked to bring a donation of recy


A Good Walk Unspoiled

Good news for Houston's parks: Mayor Annise Parker gets cozy with EPA bigwig on long Bayou walk

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Mayor Annise Parker and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy toured the Buffalo Bayou Park construction area and discussed the bold plans for the Bayou Greenways 20 ...


Hermann Park Kite Festival

Hermann Park

The Hermann Park Kite Festival will be a day of fun for the whole family. Activities include kite-making, friendly kite-flying competitions, food, music, a kids' play area, student performances


Major Park Makeover

Houston wants its own version of Central Park: Green renovation project has developers thinking big

By Marika Rafte

The $58 million Buffalo Bayou Revitalization Project is underway — and a revamp of Eleanor Tinsley Park is a big part of the plan. The vision laid out in the plans? Turn Eleanor Tins ...


Changing Houston

A new Astrodome idea: Strip the dome to its skeleton and put a park underneath the remains

By Whitney Radley

In the wake of a recent recommendation to demolish the Astrodome and put up a 2,500-spot parking lot in its place, here's another suggestion for what to do with the aging icon: Strip it to ...


Kendra Scott Party benefiting Evelyn's Park Conservancy

Austin-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott will host an in-store soiree to benefit Evelyn's Park Conservancy. Guests are invited to shop Scott's dazzling collection while raising funds for


New stadium sacrifice

University of Houston's bad parking to get worse: School's eliminating 1,900 student spaces

By Tyler Rudick

Anyone who's spent time at the University of Houston is well acquainted with the school's tragicomic parking situation. No matter how early you arrive for class or work (I've dabble ...


Major renovation

Wilson Wonderground: Houston's newest SPARK Park opens in Montrose

By Whitney Radley

The park at Woodrow Wilson Montessori School has been under renovation for months, but an opening ceremony on Friday made Wilson Wonderground once again accessible to the students an ...


An Eight Year Wait

Midtown to get a new park while losing two nightclubs: It's full speed ahead on the Superblock

By Tyler Rudick

After eight years of delays, the long-anticipated urban renewal project known as the Midtown Superblock is official, with a groundbreaking tentatively set for fall 2013. Camden Property Tr ...


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