District I

Gus Wortham Restoration & Botanic Garden Creation

In January 2015, City Council unanimously approved long-term lease agreements and partnerships with the Houston Golf Association (HGA) to restore and operate Gus Wortham Park Golf Course, and with the Houston Botanic Garden (HBG) to transform the former Glenbrook golf course into a world-class botanic garden.

Timeline and progress

HGA – Gus Wortham

  • HGA raised $5M by Dec. 2015
  • Broke ground on Phase I (course restoration) in Jan. 2017
  • The restored course re-opened to the public in Oct. 2018
  • Fundraising is ongoing for Phase II, which will include a new clubhouse, educational space & maintenance facilities

Learn more about Gus Wortham Golf Course at www.GusWortham.org

HBG – Botanic Garden

  • HBG raised $5M by Dec. 2015
  • HBG raised $20M by Dec. 2017
  • HBG achieved its $35 million goal for the Grow Houston's Garden capital campaign in Oct. 2019
  • Phase One, known as Botanic Beginnings, opened to the public in Sept. 2020

Learn more about the Houston Botanic Garden at www.HBG.org

Gus Wortham Golf Course
Houston Botanic Garden

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