HOUSTON PARKS AND RECREATION Department
Parks Master Plan
The Parks Master Plan is revisited every 5 - 7 years to evaluate and make recommendations based on existing conditions, data analysis, and public input. The Draft 2015 Parks Master Plan proposal is the result of a two year assessment of the city by individual Park Sector developed through the Parks and Open Space Ordinance. The Ordinance divided the City of Houston (COH) into 21 Park Sectors. The 21 Park Sectors were reviewed and assessed separately to create the individual Park Sector plans which comprise the complete 2015 Parks Master Plan. To determine your individual Park Sector, please go to http://mycity.houstontx.gov/public/, select the Layers function, and select Park Sectors.
The next steps in the Parks Master Plan process include:
- Presentation to the City of Houston Quality of Life Committee – August 2015
- Presentation to Houston City Council – September 2015
If you have questions or need more information, please send your questions to: email@example.com.
Copies of the Park Master Plan presentation and the individual park sector plans are available for download at the links below.
- Parks Master Plan Presentation – click here for pdf
- Parks Master Plan Includes All Park Sectors – click here for pdf
For More Information on the 2015 Parks Master Plan or to download an individual Park Sector Plan please Click Here.
HPARD Permits Office Has Relocated
Houston Parks and Recreation Department Permits and Reservations Office has relocated to the H.P.A.R.D. headquarters in Gragg Park, 2999 S. Wayside, Houston, TX 77023.
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.5:at the address location of: Gragg Park - 2999 South Wayside, 77023
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Summer Pool Schedule
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will open 33 pool sites at the beginning of the 2015 summer pool season.
Emancipation Park Pool will be closed for the 2015 summer pool season as it is currently under renovation.
DeZavala Pool Scheduled to Open August 14 at 1:00 pm
The pool is scheduled to open from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the remainder of the season which includes:
Friday – Sunday August 14 – 16
Monday – Sunday August 17 – 23
Saturday – Sunday August 29 – 30
Saturday – Monday September 5 – 7 (Labor Day weekend)
Tuffly Park Pool remains closed at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and invite you to visit these alternate sites until your neighborhood pool re-opens:
Denver Harbor Park Pool - 1020 Gazin, 77020 (713) 673-7140
Finnigan Park Pool - 4900 Providence, 77020 (713) 673-7311
Moody Park Pool - 3201 Fulton, 77009 (713) 238-2215
Fall Recreation Catalog Available Now
Art In Parks Online
Bayou Greenways 2020
Bayou Preservation Association – Memorial Park Demonstration Project
Buffalo Bayou Park Developments
Buffalo Bayou Park Trail Closed
DeZavala Park Pool Closed
Enjoy a visit to Lake Houston Wilderness Park
Memorial Park Master Plan
Seymour Lieberman Trail Refurbishment
Smoking Ban in City of Houston Parks - Becomes effective September 2, 2014.
CLOSED OR UNDER REPAIR / CONSTRUCTION
Routine Maintenance / Repair and Improvement Projects
Anderson Park Tennis Court Lights/Parking Lot - August 6 – Further Notice
Buffalo Bayou Park Trail Closed - August 13, 2012 - Until Further Notice
Emancipation Park Pool - Closed for the 2015 Summer Swim Season
Levy Park – January 2014 - Spring 2015
Schweppe Park Playground Improvements - April – November 2015
Tranquillity Park Fountain - September 9, 2013 - Until Further Notice
Tuffly Park Pool Closed - Opening To Be Determined
Capital Improvement Projects
Guadalupe Park - May 7, 2014 – September 2015
PARK PARTNERS AND SPONSORSHIPS
» Buffalo Bayou Partnership
» Friends of Cherryhurst Park
» Friends of Emancipation Park
» Friends of Lee LeClear Tennis Center
» Friends of Mary Ann Francklow Park
» Friends of Mandel Park
» Friends of Woodland Park
» Grand Slam for Youth Baseball
» Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
» Hermann Park Conservancy
» Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
» Houston Parks Board
» Memorial Park Conservancy
» Trees for Houston
» Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy
OTHER VENUES OF INTEREST
OTHER CITY RESOURCES
Recreation and Wellness
Permits and Reservations
HPARD Calendar of Events