Parks Master Plan
The 2015 Parks Master Plan is the result of a two year assessment of the City by Park Sectors, which were developed through the Parks and Open Space Ordinance. The Ordinance divided the City of Houston into 21 Park Sectors. The 21 Park Sectors were reviewed and assessed individually to create the Park Sector plans which comprise the 2015 Parks Master Plan. Recommendations were then made both for individual Park Sectors as well as on a city-wide basis through analysis of existing conditions, data analysis, and public input. The Park Master Plan was adopted by City Council in October of 2015.
Copies of the Park Master Plan presentation and the individual park sector plans are available for download at the links below.
- Parks Master Plan Includes All Park Sectors – click here for pdf
PARKS MASTER PLAN: PARTNERS
The Department worked in conjunction with the Trust for Public Land and the Rice University Center for Civic Leadership to produce the document. Additional partners involved in the development of the Parks Master Plan included: the COH Planning and Development Department, the COH Health and Human Services Department, the COH Housing and Community Development Department, the Houston Parks Board, Houston Galveston Area Council, Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University and Clark Condon Associates. Volunteer Interns from the University of St. Thomas and Lone Star College were indispensable in this effort. Maps of areas of park need were created using data provided by the Trust for Public Land ParkScore™ Project.
ACTIVITIES GUIDE & CLASS CATALOG
H.P.A.R.D.’s Fall Activities Guide & Class Catalog is available online now! Check out the listings for recreation, fitness, and educational opportunities you and your family can take part in!
REQUESTS FOR PUBLIC RECORDs
Houston Parks and Recreation Department
2999 S. Wayside Drive
Houston, TX 77023
Recreation and Wellness
- ADAPTIVE SPORTS AND RECREATION /
METROPOLITAN MULTI-SERVICE CENTER
- ADULT SPORTS/SPORTS LEAGUES AND RECREATION
- AFTER-SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM (A.S.A.P.)
- AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (A.S.E.P.)
- AFTER-SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAM (A.S.M.P.)
- COMMUNITY CENTERS
- FITNESS CENTERS / GYMS
- SENIOR SPORTS AND RECREATION
- TENNIS CENTERS
- YOUTH SPORTS AND RECREATION
Permits and Reservations
- Sep. 6 - HPARD Park Facilities and Venues Operating Schedule Normalizes
- Sep. 5 - HPARD Opens Park Facilities Centers Following Harvey
HPARD Calendar of Events