Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 22 - Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park


NAME: Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park

DATE RECOGNIZED: 03.06.2000

STATUS: Active

COUNCIL DISTRICT: C, H

MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: North Central

CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
Mike VanDusen
3rd Thursday, 6:30 pm, Monthly
MECA - Dow School
900 Kane Street, 77007
Meeting Virtually at this time
superneighborhood22@gmail.com
sn22.org

Super Neighborhood 23 - Afton Oaks / River Oaks


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:

•   Camp Logan Memorial Civic Club email map
•   Cottage Grove Civic Club email web site map
•   Crestwood Civic Club email web site map
•   First Ward Civic Club, Inc. email web site map
•   Magnolia Grove Civic Association email web site map
•   Old Sixth Ward Neighborhood Association email map
•   Rice Military Civic Club email web site map
•   West End Civic Club, Inc email web site map

PARKS:

•   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

BYLAWS:

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