New Year, New Look
Welcome to our new website!
Our thanks to the cooperative efforts of Netsential and Turn-Key Video Works for our new look. In an effort to share more of what is happening in and around Memorial Park, we've included an activities section, interactive map (coming soon) and user testimonials. Please give us your feedback and opinions about the site and Memorial Park Conservancy.
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 7:30-11:00 p.m.
Houston Architecture Center
We kicked off the new year in style at the Memorial Park Conservancy bridgeBASH! The supporters of Memorial Park Conservancy and the winners of the Rice Design Alliance (RDA) Partners Design Charette, Clark Condon Associates. The evening of tempting hors d'oeurves and libations centered around music, creative chat and a proposed pedestrian/bicycle bridge that will provide a measure of safety for pedestrians/runners/bikers crossing the park, and shift pedestrian traffic away from ecologically sensitive areas. Every runner knows that mobility and parking are major issues during peak times; weekday evenings and weekends. Parking facilities located south of Memorial Drive are under-utilized primarily due to inaccessibility and users must cross Memorial Drive at grade to access park facilities on the north side. At grade crossings create safety concerns for pedestrians particulary along Memorial Drive due to travel speeds (40 mph) and site distance at the west entrance where Memorial Drive and Woodway merge traveling eastbound. The proposed "Living Bridge" will resolve those issues and create a new welcoming point for visitors. We look forward to your continuing involvement in Memorial Park Conservancy. This first-time event raised over $30,000 toward the bridge and gathered hundreds of new supporters to Memorial Park Conservancy's cause.
Our thanks to our co-chairs and Memorial Park Conservancy supporters Lisa Lee, Divya Paralkar and Lauren Summerville.
Special thanks to our sponsors and donors:
A&E - The Graphics Complex
Architecture Center Houston
Bob's Steak & Chop House
El Meson Restaurant
Group 1 Marketing
Jackson Place Condominiums
Moet Hennessy USA
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
SoVino Wine Bar & Bistro
Tri on the Run
And our partnering organizations who made this possible:
The Park People
Round up your hat and boots and get ready! Trail riders converge on Memorial
Park the weekend of February ?
We would like to thank our generous donors for supporting our efforts in community building and preserving Houston's premier green space.
(These gifts have been received between December 15-January 15, 2007. Our gratitude to those who have contributed since that date.)
Thank you for your support of Memorial Park!