Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Arbor Day


"Each generation takes the Earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to
posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed."
                                                                                          - J. Sterling Morton, 1887


28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department held an official Arbor Day celebration on January 25, 2014, at Glenshire Park, Meadowcreek Village Park and Memorial Park. During the Arbor Day planting season, October 2013 through February 2014, the department and its many volunteers and sponsors will have planted 105,723 trees in 31 parks and green spaces across the city. Special thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors who have made this possible. Our partners include: the Apache Corporation, Trees for Houston, the Texas A& M Forest Service, TXU Energy, the Memorial Park Conservancy, the Hermann Park Conservancy, the Tu Bishvat Jewish New Year for Trees, AmeriCorps, and the Houston Parks Board.

Arbor Day (January 25) planting sites include:

  • Glenshire- 12100 Riceville School Road, 77031
    Planted by HPARD Urban Forestry
  • Meadowcreek Village - 5333 Berry Creek, 77017
    Planted by HPARD Urban Forestry staff and volunteers
  • Memorial Park - 6501 Memorial Drive, 77007
    Planted by Apache Corporation volunteers

Park sites scheduled to be planted in February 2014 include:

  • Francklow - 1300 Seagler, 77042
    Planted by Houston Parks Board and volunteers
  • Hermann - 6001 Fannin, 77030
    Planted by the Hermann Park Conservancy
  • MacGregor Park - 5225 Calhoun, 77021
    Planted by Trees for Houston
  • Oak Forest - 2100 Judiway, 77018
    Planted by Trees for Houston
  • Riverside - 2600 S Calumet/N Calumet, 77004
    Planted by Houston Parks Board

Park sites that have already been planted during the Arbor Day season include:

  • Agnes Moffitt - 10645 Hammerly, 77043
    Planted by Trees for Houston
  • Burnett Bayland - 6000 Chimney Rock, 77081
    Planted by Tu Bishvat Jewish New Year for Trees
  • Freed - 6818 Shady Villa Lane, 77055
    Planted by Trees for Houston and volunteers
  • Herman Brown Park - 400 Mercury Drive, 77013
    Planted by TXU Energy
  • Sunnyside Park Trail - 3502 Bellfort, 77051
    Planted by HPARD AmeriCorps crews

Esplanades planted by HPARD and/or HPARD contractors during the Arbor Day Season include:

  • Airport from Scott to MLK
  • Antoine Street 1540 Blocks to 1740 Blocks
  • Bellfort from Hwy 288 to Canyon
  • Bissonnet from Hwy 59 to Beltway 8
  • Chimney Rock from I-10 to Memorial
  • Cullen from Airport to Almeda-Genoa Road
  • Elgin from Hwy 59 to Scott
  • Griggs Road 4500 Block to Lawndale Street
  • Kirkwood from Bissonnet to Bellaire
  • Kirby Esplanade from the 610 Loop to Holmes Road
  • Mykawa from the 610 Loop to Airport
  • Reed Road from Scott to Rosehaven
  • Scott from Zephyr to Yellowstone
  • South Braeswood from South Gessner to Hwy 59
  • South Gessner from South Braeswood to Beltway 8
  • West Airport from Ravensworth to Bob White
  • West Bellfort from Main to Buffalo Speedway
  • West Bellfort from Roark to Albury