Volunteer project targeted hike & bike trail and community park in Second Ward
November 2, 2013 -- The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) teamed up with several neighborhood organizations today to carry out the Eastwood Park Community Cleanup in the Second Ward neighborhood. The participating groups included Keep Houston Beautiful (KHB), Second Ward Super Neighborhood Council #63, Families 4 Better Communities, METRO and corporate sponsor Tejas Tubular Products, Inc.
“The most effective way to vitalize a community is by engaging citizens in efforts that enhance the surroundings in their own neighborhoods," said Mayor Annise Parker. “It creates neighborhood pride and unifies citizens behind a commitment to maintain and build upon the improvements made. The City of Houston is proud to play a lead role in helping communities organize such efforts as well as provide resources and leverage the support of community partners.”
The project was carried out by volunteers with the Second Ward Super Neighborhood Council, Families 4 Better Communities, Greater East End Management District and Friends of Eastwood Park. The cleanup activities consisted of de-littering along the Harrisburg Sunset Trail, from 200 Bryan Street to 200 Lockwood Drive, and de-littering and mowing at the "pocket park" at the 200 and 300 blocks of Bryan Street, both in zip code 77011. City crews assisted with the cleanup and KHB provided access to equipment, tools and supplies for the project.
The project is part of DON's Clean Neighborhoods Campaign, sponsored in collaboration with BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions (BARC), Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD), Houston Police Department (HPD), Public Works & Engineering(PWE) and Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD).
For information about DON visit www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods or call 832.394.0600. For information about the participating departments visit BARC at www.houstontx.gov/barc; HPARD at www.houstontx.gov/parks; HPD at www.houstonpolice.org; PWE at www.publicworks.houstontx.gov and SWMD at www.houstonsolidwaste.org.