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Tucked away on a cul-de-sac street in the Upper Kirby District, Levy Park has blossomed under the care of the Upper Kirby Management District's Adopt-A-Park agreement with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD).
Since adopting the park, The Upper Kirby Management District has shown their dedication to the upkeep of Levy with a two-phase renovation project. Phase I, completed in 2003, included the construction of a community garden and gathering space on the north end of the park.
Phase II improvements have added a new playground with a fall surface, an arbor with new benches and picnic tables, a new granite gravel walking trail, fresh landscaping with raised planters and a rebuilt parking area with drainage and lighting improvements.
An event to celebrate the completion of the Phase II improvements was held on Saturday, September 30, 2006. The event celebrated the efforts of the Upper Kirby Management District and Intown Chamber of Commerce and commemorated Leon Levy's original donation of the parkland to the City of Houston.
Additional improvements at Levy Park include HPARD's newest dog park and a softball field. The dog park provides a fenced area where pet owners can allow their canines to exercise off-leash under their supervision. The softball field is situated in the middle of Levy Park.
Dedication ceremonies included a Blessing of the Pets ceremony. The majority of the animals attending were dogs, but several other species were represented. Perhaps the most exotic were fiddler crabs.
Levy Park is located at 3801 Eastside, near Richmond Boulevard in the Greenway Plaza area. The Levy Park renovation was made possible in part by TIRZ #19 CIP funds, a generous grant awarded by The Houston Endowment, a grant for the Urban Nature Center awarded by the River Oaks Garden Club, as well as private donations. The park was adopted and is maintained by Harris County Improvement District #3 (or the Upper Kirby Management District). Phase II improvement costs totaled $729,530. Find out more about the Upper Kirby Management District by visiting their website.
HPARD's Adopt-A-Park Program seeks involvement and participation of citizens, businesses, groups and interested parties in the maintenance and development of City parks. Other adoption programs include: Adopt-A-Sports Field, Adopt-A-Library Green Space, and Adopt-A-Tree.