Super Neighborhood 22 - Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park
NAME: Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park
DATE RECOGNIZED: 03.06.2000
COUNCIL DISTRICT: C, H
MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: North Central
LOCATION: The Washington Avenue / Memorial Park Super Neighborhood is bounded on the east by the western part of downtown Houston, on the south by Buffalo Bayou, on the West by IH-610, and on the north by Hempstead Road, MKT train tracks, White Oak Bayou, and IH-10.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTON AND HISTORY: Memorial Park, and the Camp Logan and Crestwood neighborhoods, are at the western edge of the super neighborhood, and were home to a World War I training camp for US Army soldiers. Today, Memorial Park is a 1500-acre urban park that also contains the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. The park is also home to many recreational amenities, such as a 3-mile long jogging trail, picnic areas, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and soccer, softball, and baseball fields.
At the eastern edge of the super neighborhood are the Old Sixth Ward and First Ward neighborhoods. These are historic neighborhoods created late in the 19th century, and were the first designated by the City of Houston as a Protected Historic District. Many of the commercial and industrial sites created in the 20th century, are giving way to a vibrant art district today.
SN22 is also home to two historic cemeteries. Olivewood Cemetery ws founded in 1875, and is the first to serve the African-American community in Houston. Glenwoood Cemetery was founded in 1871, and is the resting place for many notable Texans, including the last president of the Republic of Texas.
There are more than 10 neighborhoods in SN22, founded early in the 20th century as working-class neighborhoods. Today, they are one of the most rapidly changing areas in Houston, and home to many upscale single and multi-family residental properties.
CIVIC CLUBS: (Updated: 9/22/22)
|•||Camp Logan Memorial Civic Club||map|
|•||Cottage Grove Civic Club||web site||map|
|•||Crestwood Civic Club||web site|
|•||First Ward Civic Club, Inc.||web site||map|
|•||Magnolia Grove Civic Association||web site||map|
|•||Old Sixth Ward Neighborhood Association||map|
|•||Rice Military Civic Club||web site||map|
|•||West End Civic Club, Inc||web site||map|
|•||Woodcrest Neighborhood Civic Association||web site|
|•||Autry Park||911 Shepherd||77019|
|•||Brock Richard Park||1709 Bingham||77007|
|•||Cottage Grove Park||2100 Arabelle||77007|
|•||Crooker Street Greenspace||1900 Crockett||77007|
|•||Fonde Community Center||110 Sabine||77007|
|•||Jones (Randall P.) Park||1600 Summer||77007|
|•||Keyes (Nellie) Park||801 Lester||77007|
|•||Knox Park||229 S. Heights||77007|
|•||Memorial Park||6501 Memorial Dr||77007|
|•||Memorial-Silver Triangle||1901 Memorial||77007|
|•||Spencer Middleton Clements Park||5100 Memorial Dr||77007|
|•||Spotts Park||401 S. Heights||77007|
|•||Studemont Spaceway||800 Studemont||77007|
|•||Wagner Greenspace||1406 Wagner||77007|
|•||Wanita Triangle||6600 Wanita||77007|
|•||West End Park||1418 Patterson||77007|