Houston Parks - HPARD

Houston Parks - HPARD The Houston Parks and Recreation Department stewards and manages over 37,832 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston. The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.)
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was created by City Ordinance on March 15, 1916. The Department of Public Parks, as it was called at that time, consisted of two parks - Sam Houston Park and Hermann Park. Taken together, they totaled about 465 acres of land. Today, the H.P.A.R.D. stewards and manages over 37,832 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston; develops and implements recreational programming for citizens

was created by City Ordinance on March 15, 1916. The Department of Public Parks, as it was called at that time, consisted of two parks - Sam Houston Park and Hermann Park. Taken together, they totaled about 465 acres of land. Today, the H.P.A.R.D. stewards and manages over 37,832 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston; develops and implements recreational programming for citizens

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07/03/2021

The inaugural Love Our Park Fest is scheduled for July 24th at Malone Park. One of our City partners for the event is the Houston Police Department. Carvana Cloud, Director of Community Affairs with HPD, talks about the collaborative effort.

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07/02/2021

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Houstonians are no strangers to extreme heat. On these days, there are activities to avoid and precautions to take, to ensure the safety of yourself, your family and your pets. Learn the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, how to prevent them and how to properly respond.

07/02/2021

As we near 4th of July festivities, please exercise caution and safety when celebrating this weekend! Celebratory gun firing and discharging of fireworks in the City of Houston is not only illegal but very dangerous. Our ability to keep our community safe depends on everyone doing their part this Fourth of July.
I am wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Director Kenneth Allen and Council Member Abbie Kamin (District C) were among those to cut the ribbon on Avondale Promen...
07/01/2021

Director Kenneth Allen and Council Member Abbie Kamin (District C) were among those to cut the ribbon on Avondale Promenade, a lovely little park in Montrose. We thank the Houston General Services Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and all our partners for being committed to developing Houston greenspaces.

Photos from Emancipation Park Conservancy's post
07/01/2021

Photos from Emancipation Park Conservancy's post

Charlton and Settegast Community Center craft activity and HPD Safety presentation at Charlton Park
07/01/2021

Charlton and Settegast Community Center craft activity and HPD Safety presentation at Charlton Park

06/30/2021

The transformation of Malone Park continues. One of the Houstonians changing the look of the park is local artist Israel McCloud. The Jack Yates alumnus is bringing his unique vision to the Third Ward park as we approach the July 24th Love Our Parks Fest.

We thank the Houston Chronicle's Treyvon Waddy for this fantastic article highlighting our Summer Enrichment Program.  F...
06/30/2021
'You're never bored here': Parks department brings back summer programs for underserved kids

We thank the Houston Chronicle's Treyvon Waddy for this fantastic article highlighting our Summer Enrichment Program. For information about a host of Houston Parks and Recreation Department programming for kids, visit https://www.houstontx.gov/parks/youthsports.html.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/lifestyle/article/Summer-programs-makes-a-comeback-for-underserved-16283016.php#photo-21181283

A 10-week day-camp for Houston children started up again this summer at 19 community...

06/28/2021

4th OF JULY-RELATED CLOSURES FOR BUFFALO BAYOU PARK

To keep visitors safe as the city prepares for Freedom Over Texas, the following areas of the park will experience closures between July 3 – 5:

o Houston Police Officers’ Memorial: closed July 3 - 5
o The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern: closed for tours July 3 - 5
o The Water Works Visitor Center: closed July 4
o Memorial Drive, Allen Parkway, and Sabine Street: closures on July 4

Eleanor Tinsley Park remains open to the public and is available for viewing fireworks on July 4.

06/27/2021

Esmar Ramos de EsmarFitness trabajó con nosotros para mostrar algunos ejercicios que se puede desarrollar en casa o en la oficina. Además de estos ejercicios, Esmar aconseja hacer algún tipo de cardio, por ejemplo correr en el mismo lugar.

06/26/2021

Esmar Ramos de EsmarFitness trabajó con nosotros para mostrar algunos ejercicios que se puede desarrollar en casa o en la oficina. Además de estos ejercicios, Esmar aconseja hacer algún tipo de cardio, por ejemplo correr en el mismo lugar.

06/25/2021

Esmar Ramos de EsmarFitness trabajó con nosotros para mostrar algunos ejercicios que se puede desarrollar en casa o en la oficina. Además de estos ejercicios, Esmar aconseja hacer algún tipo de cardio, por ejemplo correr en el mismo lugar.

06/25/2021

Our Hire Houston Youth program offers more than just a summer job. This is about about investing in our community and our youth. We have a collective responsibility to shepherd our young people on a path of productivity and promise. The Hire Houston Youth program provides equitable access to training, professional development and educational resources to all.
#professionaltraining #development #hirehoustonyouth #CompleteCommunities

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department  will be conducting a USA Softball workshop for adults to work as contract u...
06/25/2021

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a USA Softball workshop for adults to work as contract umpires.
The workshop will be held tomorrow, June 26, 2021, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, at 6200 Wheeler Street, Building #3.
For more information call 832-395-7130.

We joined the General Services Department for Alief Neighborhood Center's "topping out"--placing the final beam on the s...
06/24/2021

We joined the General Services Department for Alief Neighborhood Center's "topping out"--placing the final beam on the structure. We thank Mayor Sylvester Turner and all our fellow departments for their work on Alief Neighborhood Center and Park, opening in spring 2022.

Five teens from community-center programming each received a  $5,000 scholarship to be used toward their chosen higher-e...
06/22/2021

Five teens from community-center programming each received a $5,000 scholarship to be used toward their chosen higher-education institutions, as part of the Houston Astros Minute Maid Grand Slam for Youth program.

Five teens from community-center programming each received a $5,000 scholarship to be used toward their chosen higher-education institutions, as part of the Houston Astros Minute Maid Grand Slam for Youth program.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department  will be conducting a USA Softball workshop for adults to work as contract u...
06/22/2021

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a USA Softball workshop for adults to work as contract umpires.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, at 6200 Wheeler Street, Building #3.
For more information call 832-395-7130.

Summer Enrichment Program at Fonde Community Center
06/22/2021

Summer Enrichment Program at Fonde Community Center

Kids making art at Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center
06/21/2021

Kids making art at Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center

06/21/2021

Happy Summer Solstice ☀️ Not only is today the longest day of the year, but it's 🎶 Make Music Day! 🎶 BBP is joining in this musical celebration by hosting an outdoor concert tonight beginning at 4pm at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. All of it is free and open to the public. No registration required - just show up!

4-5pm: Montrose Horn Quartet
5:30-6:30pm: Monarch Chamber Players
7-9pm: Houston Jazz Orchestra

Make Music Day was first celebrated in 1982 in France as Fête de la Musique. Now, it’s celebrated annually in more than 1,000 cities and 120 countries around the world and we're excited to be a part of it this year.

https://buffalobayou.org/event/make-music-day-houston-at-the-water-works/

06/20/2021

In the University Village neighborhood of Third Ward, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department has transformed a concrete-strewn lot into University Village Parkland, a safe place for kids and families to gather and play. We thank Mayor Sylvester Turner's Complete Communities initiative, Houston Public Works, and all our fellow City departments who #LoveOurParks.

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06/20/2021

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The Houston Parks and Recreation Department  will be conducting a USA Softball workshop for adults to work as contract u...
06/19/2021

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a USA Softball workshop for adults to work as contract umpires.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, at 6200 Wheeler Street, Building #3.
For more information call 832-395-7130.

06/19/2021

This Juneteenth is a great time to check in on the improvements going on at Malone Park in Third Ward. The work is part of the Mayor’s Love Our Parks Complete Communities Initiative. There’s a lot going on. #CheniereEnergy joined the effort by sending out volunteers, and Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz stopped by to check it all out. We thank all of you!

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06/19/2021

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06/19/2021

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06/18/2021

In the University Village neighborhood of Third Ward, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department has transformed a concrete-strewn lot into University Village Parkland, a safe place for kids and families to gather and play. We thank Mayor Sylvester Turner's Complete Communities initiative, Houston Public Works, and all our fellow City departments who #LoveOurParks.

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06/18/2021

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Take steps to stay safe in extreme heat:
💦 Drink more water than usual.
🕒 Take breaks if outdoors.
🌬️ Cool off at a mall or public facility if you don't have a/c.
👵 Check on young children and older adults.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/houextremeheat

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2999 S Wayside Dr
Houston, TX
77023

Metro Public Transit System off of Wheeler

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(832) 395-7000

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