Memorial Park unveils the highly anticipated, 100-acre Glades project | By Molly Glentzer The heart of Memorial Park’s new Clay Family Eastern Glades resembles a diamond ring in aerial views, with a tip of sparkling water atop its oval promenade. Indeed, a gem has been carved from 100 acres of rough. Construction fences around a southeastern pocket of the nearly 1,500-acre green space

Park projects provide opportunities for future recreation | By Betsy Denson There are a number of improvements underway in the City of Houston’s parks, nature preserves and green spaces. And while March’s stay-at-home order has affected many, the fact that construction was deemed an essential business has allowed these improvement projects to continue. The question now is when the public will

Memorial Park Remains Open; Support Services are Reduced

Nature and recreation are important components during a public health crisis, and Memorial Park remains open for visitors. However, as a public health precaution related to the constantly evolving situation regarding the coronavirus, Memorial Park Conservancy will postpone permitted events and reduce onsite maintenance services effective today, March 16, to protect the health of our staff

A Memorial Park Makeover: Houston is Working to Improve one of the Nation’s Largest Urban Parks | By Heather Brand The Memorial Park Conservancy is leading the 10-year, $200 million project, which is designed to bolster the park’s natural offerings and increase connectivity. Houston has never been a place to rest on its laurels. And now the city is channeling its self-improvement impulse to Memorial Park, a 1,500-acre green space

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Memorial Park Conservancy plans to deliver its first project of its master plan redevelopment next year | By Natalie Harms Memorial Park Conservancy is gearing up to unveil one if its first projects within its 10-year master plan redevelopment. Memorial Park Conservancy has until 2028 to deliver on its master plan redevelopment project, but if MPC president and CEO Shellye Arnold has anything to say about it, the plan will

What to expect on the new walking path in Houston’s Memorial Park

Before dawn, the thick rubber treads of our Nikes and New Balances made a measured, steady tick-tock with each step along the crushed granite path of Memorial Park’s Seymour Lieberman Trail. No one dilly-dallies at this time of day, when the ritual of exercise is more about anticipation than relaxation, with hours of meetings and deadlines ahead.

A New Stretch of Running Trail Is a Pleasant Surprise at Memorial Park

Like most runners who frequent the 2.93-mile crushed granite running loop, better known as the Seymour Lieberman Trail, at Memorial Park every week, I was surprised to find the path blocked off by large a green fence and Do Not Enter signage last night at the beginning of an easy six-miler.

The standing dead: ‘Zombie Trees’ line city

A leaf-peeper driving through Houston might think fall is around the corner, looking at the changing canopies of bald cypresses, maples, elms, certain oaks and sycamores across the landscape.A leaf-peeper driving through Houston might think fall is around the corner, looking at the changing canopies of bald cypresses, maples, elms, certain oaks and sycamores across the landscape.

Memorial Park accelerates visionary plan with $70 million gift from Kinder Foundation

Kinder Foundation is offering a grant of $70 million to fast-track Memorial Park’s Master Plan, one of the nation’s largest and most visionary urban park restorations, led by Memorial Park Conservancy (MPC), Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD), and the Uptown Development Authority (UDA).