Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 72 - South Park

Recognized 03.06.2000

Your super neighborhood at-a-glance:

Location

South park is located on southside of Houston. Its borders are Loop 610 on the North, Sims Bayou on the South, Mykawa Road on the east and local streets that ziz-zag west of Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Brief History

South Park is a series of tract-home subdivisions developed along South Park Boulevard during the 1950s. The oldest subdivision consists of small frame homes on streets named for World War II battles that the original homebuyers, many of whom were returning veterans, knew from personal experience. Throughout the area, many small and well-maintained homes remain; however, they are often adjacent to deteriorating properties or vacant lots. Many homes adjacent to the main thoroughfare, now called Martin Luther King Boulevard, have been converted to various commercial uses.

Parks

  • Edgewood Park
  • Southcrest Park
  • Law Park
  • St. Lo Park
  • Sims Bayou Park

Community Venues

  • HPD Southeast Command Station

Famous/Well Known Residents

  • Constable May Walker (Precinct 7) is the first black woman constable in Harris County.

Civic Associations

  • Southpark Community Civic Club
  • Precinct 239 Neighborhood Civic Club
  • Edgewood Terrace Civic Association
  • Southcrest Community Improvement Association
  • Area 237 Civic Club
  • Windmere Civic Association
  • MLK Neighborhood Council

Key Planned Projects

  • Upgrade all the neighborhood streets in the Super Neighborhood

Contact Info

Super Neighborhood Statistical Info