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.)

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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H-Town Soccer Academy participates in the Dynamo/Dash League, a local-level league that gives kids a first taste of comp...
09/17/2021

H-Town Soccer Academy participates in the Dynamo/Dash League, a local-level league that gives kids a first taste of competitive soccer as they play against clubs around the Houston area. For more information about our soccer programming, visit https://www.houstontx.gov/parks/youthsports.html.

You are invited to Mayor Sylvester Turner's Complete Communities Love Our Parks Fest at Our Park tomorrow, September 18,...
09/17/2021

You are invited to Mayor Sylvester Turner's Complete Communities Love Our Parks Fest at Our Park tomorrow, September 18, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

You are invited to Mayor Sylvester Turner's Complete Communities Love Our Parks Fest at Our Park tomorrow, September 18, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

09/17/2021

#JoinUs for #GlobalParkingDay as the community turns #Houston parking spaces into tiny parks. Come 👀 the different designs along Prairie Street between Travis & Fannin Streets TODAY between 10AM-3PM 🌿😀🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️#HouStreets

Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, need our help to grow and thrive! That’s why the Houston Parks and Recreation...
09/17/2021

Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, need our help to grow and thrive! That’s why the Houston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a BioBlitz — an event where we take/upload photos of wildlife — to learn about pollinators in our area at Sylvan Rodrigues Park from September 17 to September 20, and why we need community participants! On September 18, from 10:00 AM till noon, staff will be at the park to help with getting started on iNaturalist.
@NationalRecreationandParkAssociation @ScottsMiracleGroCompany #Parks4Pollinators

Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, need our help to grow and thrive! That’s why the Houston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a BioBlitz — an event where we take/upload photos of wildlife — to learn about pollinators in our area at Sylvan Rodrigues Park from September 17 to September 20, and why we need community participants! On September 18, from 10:00 AM till noon, staff will be at the park to help with getting started on iNaturalist.
@NationalRecreationandParkAssociation @ScottsMiracleGroCompany #Parks4Pollinators

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09/16/2021

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09/16/2021

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Buffalo Bayou Partnership
09/16/2021

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Mayor Sylvester Turner's Complete Communities Love Our Parks Fest at Our Park is happening this Saturday, 9/18, from 10-...
09/16/2021

Mayor Sylvester Turner's Complete Communities Love Our Parks Fest at Our Park is happening this Saturday, 9/18, from 10-1, and you are invited. We were at Our Park this morning to do a final walk through to make sure everything goes off without a hitch this weekend.

09/16/2021

Soul and Blues sensation Lavelle White headlines this Sunday and is sure to get you rocking!

Originally from Houston, this Texas Music Hall of Fame inductee is a living legend and queen of soul and blues. Lavelle White has performed with James Brown, BB King, Sam Cook, Isley Bros. and more. She is now based in Austin, Texas.
Join us from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy music, food, vendors and an interactive kids zone all for free.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, invite family and friends to relax and groove with EPC.

Free tickets or to volunteer here: https://epconservancy.org/get-involved/jazzy-sundays/

#JazzySundays #EPConservancy #WeLoveEmancipationPark #EPCEvents

Did you know that pollinators are an essential part of our ecosystem? We’re hosting a BioBlitz — an event where we take/...
09/15/2021

Did you know that pollinators are an essential part of our ecosystem? We’re hosting a BioBlitz — an event where we take/upload photos of wildlife — to learn about pollinators and their habitat in our area at Sylvan Rodriguez Park from September 17 to September 20, 2021, and we need lots of community participants! On September 18, from 10:00 AM till noon, staff will be at the park to help with getting started on iNaturalist.
@NationalRecreationandParkAssociation @ScottsMiracleGroCompany #Parks4Pollinators

Did you know that pollinators are an essential part of our ecosystem? We’re hosting a BioBlitz — an event where we take/upload photos of wildlife — to learn about pollinators and their habitat in our area at Sylvan Rodriguez Park from September 17 to September 20, 2021, and we need lots of community participants! On September 18, from 10:00 AM till noon, staff will be at the park to help with getting started on iNaturalist.
@NationalRecreationandParkAssociation @ScottsMiracleGroCompany #Parks4Pollinators

09/15/2021
The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark will be offering an Aerosol Spray Paint Art Workshop for teens on Saturday, October 2nd...
09/15/2021

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark will be offering an Aerosol Spray Paint Art Workshop for teens on Saturday, October 2nd, 10:00 – 11:30 am. The 90-minute workshop is designed to teach youth ages 12 - 17 basic techniques in aerosol spray paint art. Instructor will focus on wholesome street style art and culture and have an opportunity for practical art project for each participant. Supplies will be provided by HPARD. Free! Online registration will be held September 20 – 30th at:
https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/houstonparks/

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark will be offering an Aerosol Spray Paint Art Workshop for teens on Saturday, October 2nd, 10:00 – 11:30 am. The 90-minute workshop is designed to teach youth ages 12 - 17 basic techniques in aerosol spray paint art. Instructor will focus on wholesome street style art and culture and have an opportunity for practical art project for each participant. Supplies will be provided by HPARD. Free! Online registration will be held September 20 – 30th at:
https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/houstonparks/

City of Houston Emergency Operations Center – Emergency information from the City of Houston
09/14/2021
City of Houston Emergency Operations Center – Emergency information from the City of Houston

City of Houston Emergency Operations Center – Emergency information from the City of Houston

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City of Houston Emergency Operations Center – Emergency information from the City of Houston
09/14/2021
City of Houston Emergency Operations Center – Emergency information from the City of Houston

City of Houston Emergency Operations Center – Emergency information from the City of Houston

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09/14/2021

⚠️ Please use caution if you decide to visit the trails along Buffalo Bayou today. Lower footpaths and some upper trails may be underwater. As soon as the bayou recedes to a normal level, our amazing Buffalo Bayou Park Maintenance staff will clear the trails as fast as they can. This park was built to recover quickly after flooding events!

📸: @lifecoachlyndi

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09/14/2021

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🚨City of Houston Office of Emergency Management is aware of #poweroutages across the #Houston area. Please only call 9-1-1 📞if the loss of power creates a medical emergency #HurricaneNicholas #StaySafe

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09/13/2021

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Houston Public Works has deployed over 40 barricades across flood prone areas of the city. Remember:

✅ Do NOT walk, drive, or stand in flood waters.
✅ Turn Around, Don't Drown.
✅ Never go around a road barrier. They are there to protect you.
✅ Stay inside if you can.

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09/13/2021

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***OUTDATED***
Here is the latest update on Tropical Storm Nicholas. Rainfall will average around 6 to 12 inches across SE Texas, but amounts over 18 inches are possible. Storm surge ranging from 2 to 5 feet is expected along the coast. #TXwx #HOUwx #GLSwx #BCSwx

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09/13/2021

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METRO will suspend light rail and local bus service this evening, Monday, Sept. 13, due to hazardous weather across the region. READ MORE: https://bit.ly/3Ei2FxA ^K

09/13/2021

City of Houston trash collection is suspended on Tuesday, Sept 14. Collections resume on Wednesday, Sept 15.

Also, do not leave bags with yard trimmings on the curb tonight. These can increase the chance of neighborhood flooding by blocking storm drains. #HouWX #TSNicholas #houstonflood #houstonweather

09/13/2021

Make sure you are #weatheraware and #prepared!
Be sure to sign up for our Houston emergency alerts at https://houstonemergency.org/alerts/.

#TropicalStormNicholas #safety #REMINDER

Prepare Now: Tropical Storm Nicholas Expected to Bring Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding to Houston
09/13/2021
Prepare Now: Tropical Storm Nicholas Expected to Bring Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding to Houston

Prepare Now: Tropical Storm Nicholas Expected to Bring Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding to Houston

HOUSTON - As Tropical Storm Nicholas gains strength and moves inland, Houstonians can expect to see waves of showers and thunderstorms with the possibility of flash flooding in low-lying areas. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday evening. In the watch area, 8 to 16 inches of rain o...

09/13/2021

Register for emergency alerts through email, text message, voice call, or mobile app push notification. #repost • @houstonmayor We encourage everyone to sign up for alerts at alerthouston.org for the latest weather updates! Please remember:
➡️Avoid High Water
➡️Monitor Local Weather
➡️Turn Around, Don't Drown🚗
#TropicalStorm #Nicholas #weatheraware

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09/13/2021

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A flash flood is a sudden, violent flood that can affect you in minutes. Do you know the difference between a Flash Flood Watch and a Flash Flood Warning?

🌧 Watch: Stay tuned to weather alerts.
🌊Warning: Flooding is happening or will happen soon. Get to high ground.

More: http://ready.gov/floods

The HPARD Soccer For Success Program starts tomorrow and multiple parks sites throughout Houston teaching youth ages 5 –...
09/12/2021

The HPARD Soccer For Success Program starts tomorrow and multiple parks sites throughout Houston teaching youth ages 5 – 14 the fundamentals of soccer, nutrition, and healthy living. For more information on this free program call the HPARD Soccer Office at 832-395-7576.

The HPARD Soccer For Success Program starts tomorrow and multiple parks sites throughout Houston teaching youth ages 5 – 14 the fundamentals of soccer, nutrition, and healthy living. For more information on this free program call the HPARD Soccer Office at 832-395-7576.

Heard of a BioBlitz? It’s an event where we take/upload photos of wildlife to learn about pollinators in our area. We’re...
09/12/2021

Heard of a BioBlitz? It’s an event where we take/upload photos of wildlife to learn about pollinators in our area. We’re hosting a BioBlitz at Sylvan Rodriguez Park from September 17 to September 20, 2021, and we need lots of community participants! On September 18, from 10:00 AM till noon, staff will be at the park to help with getting started on iNaturalist.
@NationalRecreationandParkAssociation @ScottsMiracleGroCompany #Parks4Pollinators

Heard of a BioBlitz? It’s an event where we take/upload photos of wildlife to learn about pollinators in our area. We’re hosting a BioBlitz at Sylvan Rodriguez Park from September 17 to September 20, 2021, and we need lots of community participants! On September 18, from 10:00 AM till noon, staff will be at the park to help with getting started on iNaturalist.
@NationalRecreationandParkAssociation @ScottsMiracleGroCompany #Parks4Pollinators

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark will be offering an Aerosol Spray Paint Art Workshop for teens on Saturday, October 2nd...
09/12/2021

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark will be offering an Aerosol Spray Paint Art Workshop for teens on Saturday, October 2nd, 10:00 – 11:30 am. The 90-minute workshop is designed to teach youth ages 12 - 17 basic techniques in aerosol spray paint art. Instructor will focus on wholesome street style art and culture and have an opportunity for practical art project for each participant. Supplies will be provided by HPARD. Free! Online registration will be held September 20 – 30th at:
https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/houstonparks/

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark will be offering an Aerosol Spray Paint Art Workshop for teens on Saturday, October 2nd, 10:00 – 11:30 am. The 90-minute workshop is designed to teach youth ages 12 - 17 basic techniques in aerosol spray paint art. Instructor will focus on wholesome street style art and culture and have an opportunity for practical art project for each participant. Supplies will be provided by HPARD. Free! Online registration will be held September 20 – 30th at:
https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/houstonparks/

09/10/2021

Cheniere Energy Inc. does it again! The company has given Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Love Our Parks Complete Communities initiative and the Parks and Recreation Department another big financial boost. Take a look at what happened at Our Park in Third Ward as Cheniere volunteers pitched in to help spruce up the place.

Under the leadership of Mayor Sylvester Turner, we welcomed Cheniere Energy Inc. to Our Park in Third Ward, where the co...
09/10/2021

Under the leadership of Mayor Sylvester Turner, we welcomed Cheniere Energy Inc. to Our Park in Third Ward, where the company presented Director Kenneth Allen with a $180,000 donation to the Mayor's Complete Communities Love Our Parks initiative and is helping us paint fences. We thank Cheniere and its employees for their commitment to Houston’s parks.

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2999 S Wayside Dr
Houston, TX
77023

Metro Public Transit System off of Wheeler

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(832) 395-7000

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