Scenic Houston

Scenic Houston Scenic Houston’s mission is to enhance the scenic character of the spaces where we live, work and visit. Scenic Houston works with stakeholders across the city to enhance the character of streets, sidewalks, and public spaces, Scenic Houston is working to improve the quality of life for all Houstonians and making the City a more functional and visually attractive place to live, work and visit.
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On Wednesday night, Scenic Houston presented Clark Condon, Houston Parks Board and Houston Botanic Garden with the 2021 ...
05/28/2021

On Wednesday night, Scenic Houston presented Clark Condon, Houston Parks Board and Houston Botanic Garden with the 2021 Scenic Star Award. Thank you to all who joined us for a magical evening! It was wonderful to be surrounded by so many people who care deeply about creating a better Houston – and in such a beautiful setting.

Congratulations again to the Scenic Star recipients – Clark Condon, Houston Botanic Garden and Houston Parks Board. The crowd gathered was a testament to the great work you are doing for Houston.

A big thank you to our generous sponsors. Your genorosity is appreciated.

Thank you again to our generous underwriters:

Scenic Patrons
Johnson Development Group | Cornelia Long | Kay and Max Watson

Scenic Advocates
Abel Design Group | ABHR | Cadence Bank C3 Building Solutions Concourse Development LLP | Barbara and Jonathan Day
Houston Airport System | Wendy and Mavis Kelsey
Kirksey Architecture | Madrat Bevco.

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On May 5th, Houston City Council voted to install seventy-five 8-foot-tall interactive digital kiosks on Houston sidewal...
05/17/2021

On May 5th, Houston City Council voted to install seventy-five 8-foot-tall interactive digital kiosks on Houston sidewalks. While not in use, the kiosks will be scrolling commercial advertising messages, which have been banned in Houston for more than 40 years. Scenic Houston is undoubtedly disappointed with this outcome, but we are gratified for the dialogue this issue generated around the use of our public spaces and digital advertising.

Thanks to the more than 1600 letters generated in opposition to digital kiosks; Scenic Houston has to ask what’s next? With a digital billboard wave sweeping across the country, we are curious how Houstonians feel about full-size digital billboards. Do you think digital billboards are a good idea or will these huge, TVs-on-a-stick add to Houston’s already disheveled signage landscape? Let us know how you feel about the prospect of digital advertising in Houston by taking our survey below.

https://forms.gle/YyK2q5QxouHrw16o8

On May 5th, Houston City Council voted to install seventy-five 8-foot-tall interactive digital kiosks on Houston sidewalks. While not in use, the kiosks will be scrolling commercial advertising messages, which have been banned in Houston for more than 40 years. Scenic Houston is undoubtedly disappointed with this outcome, but we are gratified for the dialogue this issue generated around the use of our public spaces and digital advertising.

Thanks to the more than 1600 letters generated in opposition to digital kiosks; Scenic Houston has to ask what’s next? With a digital billboard wave sweeping across the country, we are curious how Houstonians feel about full-size digital billboards. Do you think digital billboards are a good idea or will these huge, TVs-on-a-stick add to Houston’s already disheveled signage landscape? Let us know how you feel about the prospect of digital advertising in Houston by taking our survey below.

https://forms.gle/YyK2q5QxouHrw16o8

Scenic Houston is excited to celebrate its 2021 Scenic Star recipients -- Clark Condon, Houston Botanic Garden, and Hous...
05/14/2021

Scenic Houston is excited to celebrate its 2021 Scenic Star recipients -- Clark Condon, Houston Botanic Garden, and Houston Parks Board The Scenic Star Award recognizes individuals, organizations, and projects that help make Houston a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

Scenic Houston invites you to register for the 2021 Scenic Star Reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Houston Botanic Garden. We hope you join us as we celebrate and toast our honorees.

For more information and to register, please visit:
https://scenichouston.org/scenic-star/

#myscenichouston #scenichouston #scenicstars #clarkcondon #houstonbotanicgarden #houstonparksboard #houstontexas #htx

Scenic Houston is excited to celebrate its 2021 Scenic Star recipients -- Clark Condon, Houston Botanic Garden, and Houston Parks Board The Scenic Star Award recognizes individuals, organizations, and projects that help make Houston a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

Scenic Houston invites you to register for the 2021 Scenic Star Reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Houston Botanic Garden. We hope you join us as we celebrate and toast our honorees.

For more information and to register, please visit:
https://scenichouston.org/scenic-star/

#myscenichouston #scenichouston #scenicstars #clarkcondon #houstonbotanicgarden #houstonparksboard #houstontexas #htx

For 45 years, Houston Parks Board has created, improved, protected, and advocated for parks for all. Playing a key role ...
05/12/2021

For 45 years, Houston Parks Board has created, improved, protected, and advocated for parks for all. Playing a key role in creating a more scenic Houston, they are working to create a resilient system of green space that provides an equitable distribution of parkland, access and connectivity, flood mitigation, active transportation and conservation, and restoration of important ecosystems.

Help us celebrate Houston Parks Board and its dedication to providing access to quality parks and greenspace for all at this year's Scenic Star Reception. Scenic Houston invites you to register for the 2021 Scenic Star Reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Houston Botanic Garden. We hope you join us as we celebrate and toast our honorees.

For more information and to register, please visit
https://scenichouston.org/scenic-star/
#myscenichouston #scenichouston ##scenicstars #houstonparksboard #houstonbotanicgarden #houstontexas

05/05/2021

Dear Scenic Friends –

Today Houston City Council voted, with a 10-7 vote, to install seventy-five, 8-foot-tall digital kiosks on Houston sidewalks. While there are many great attributes to these interactive kiosks – wayfinding apps, access to social service agencies, and security features – while not in use, these structures will be scrolling commercial advertising messages. Off-premise advertising signs have been banned in Houston for more than 40 years and have never been installed along our city rights-of-way.

While we are certainly disappointed with this outcome, we are grateful for the dialogue this issue generated around the use of our public spaces. Scenic Houston would like to thank Mayor Turner and City Council for their thoughtful consideration of this issue. We want to commend the Council for ensuring the contract with the kiosk vendor is amended to require stakeholder engagement when determining the location of kiosks, specifically Members of City Council.

We would also like to thank our constituents, board of directors, and advisory board members. Together, we generated more than 1,600 letters to elected officials opposing these structures! Considering the narrow margin in which the kiosks were approved, we feel strongly that our collective position about the use of public spaces was heard loud and clear.

From the prohibition of new billboards to banning attention-getting devices to establishing scenic districts, Scenic Houston has been working to improve Houston's image for decades and has no intention of slowing down. With your ongoing support, we will continue improving streetscapes and advocating to enhance and preserve Houston's visual environment.

Thank you for your continued support!

Heather Houston
Executive Director

West 19th Street in the Heights is a bustling thoroughfare filled with motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, especially o...
05/05/2021
City considering contract for interactive digital kiosks

West 19th Street in the Heights is a bustling thoroughfare filled with motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, especially on the weekends when the weather is nice. Within the next few years, Heights residents and visitors to the popular neighborhood also could see the equivalent of 8-foot-tall smartphones – complete with colorful, interactive touch screens – while they’re traversing the area.

The Houston City Council is considering whether to enter into a contract with IKE Smart City, a digital media company that would install interactive kiosks throughout the city that could

Scenic Houston Board member, Cooke Kelsey, penned a poignant Op-Ed piece regarding the City of Houston's plan to install...
05/04/2021

Scenic Houston Board member, Cooke Kelsey, penned a poignant Op-Ed piece regarding the City of Houston's plan to install digital kiosks all over our city. Scenic Houston strongly opposes this plan and believes there are many others who will feel the same way once they know the facts. Click below to read the entire piece.

https://scenichouston.org/houston-must-say-no-to-digital-billboards/

Scenic Houston Board member, Cooke Kelsey, penned a poignant Op-Ed piece regarding the City of Houston's plan to install digital kiosks all over our city. Scenic Houston strongly opposes this plan and believes there are many others who will feel the same way once they know the facts. Click below to read the entire piece.

https://scenichouston.org/houston-must-say-no-to-digital-billboards/

Do you want a billboard on the corner in your neighborhood? How about your neighborhood park or museum? It could happen ...
05/04/2021
Act Now to Keep Digital Sidewalk Billboards out of Houston

Do you want a billboard on the corner in your neighborhood? How about your neighborhood park or museum? It could happen if City Council votes TOMORROW to end Houston’s 40-year billboard ban and award an Ohio company the right to install 8-foot-tall digital billboards along Houston sidewalks—without landowner permission. Click below to tell city council to say no to this.

Tell Houston Officials to Keep Digital Sidewalk Billboards out of Houston

SCENIC ALERT!! Houston City Council is voting Wednesday to allow an Ohio company to litter our sidewalks with 800 pound,...
05/02/2021
Act Now to Keep Digital Sidewalk Billboards out of Houston

SCENIC ALERT!! Houston City Council is voting Wednesday to allow an Ohio company to litter our sidewalks with 800 pound, 8-foot-tall digital billboards. These digital billboards will be placed throughout the city —museums, parks, theaters, or simply at a busy neighborhood intersection. Landowners will have no say. This will end Houston’s 40-year ban on construction of new billboards! Click below to let council know you don’t want this.

Click below to send a letter to Houston City Council and let them know you do not support digital sidewalk billboards in Houston!

https://scenic.salsalabs.org/houstonsidewalkbillboards/index.html

Tell Houston Officials to Keep Digital Sidewalk Billboards out of Houston

The newly opened Houston Botanic Garden is a 132-acre living museum for tropical, sub-tropical, and arid plants from the...
04/28/2021

The newly opened Houston Botanic Garden is a 132-acre living museum for tropical, sub-tropical, and arid plants from the Gulf Coast region and around the globe. The diversity of the Garden’s collection reflects the cultural richness of the Bayou City, and the variety of ways its people connect with and use plants as part of their collective traditions.

Help us celebrate Houston Botanic Garden and its many accomplishments at this year's Scenic Star Reception -- we've included some photos of the amazing space. Scenic Houston invites you to register for the 2021 Scenic Star Reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Houston Botanic Garden. We hope you join us as we celebrate and toast our honorees.

For more information and to register, please visit
https://scenichouston.org/scenic-star/

#myscenichouston #scenichouston ##scenicstars #houstonbotanicgarden #houstonparksboard #houstontexas #htx

Happy Earth Day! What are you doing today to protect our planet? #EarthDay2021 #earthdayeveryday
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! What are you doing today to protect our planet? #EarthDay2021 #earthdayeveryday

Happy Earth Day! What are you doing today to protect our planet? #EarthDay2021 #earthdayeveryday

04/21/2021
Clark Condon, a Houston-based landscape architecture firm, goes far beyond form and function, pouring energy and soul in...
04/21/2021

Clark Condon, a Houston-based landscape architecture firm, goes far beyond form and function, pouring energy and soul into every project. Spending more than three decades creating meaningful outdoor environments across Houston – from engaging green spaces to nature-infused cityscapes – Clark Condon’s community-focused designs are making Houston a more scenic city, one project at a time.

Help us celebrate Clark Condon and their many accomplishments at this year's Scenic Star Reception -- we've featured of few of their amazing projects below. Scenic Houston invites you to register for the 2021 Scenic Star Reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Houston Botanic Garden. We hope you join us as we celebrate and toast our honorees.

For more information and to register, please visit
https://scenichouston.org/scenic-star/
#myscenichouston #scenichouston #scenicstars #clarkcondon #houstonbotanicgarden #houstonparksboard #houstontexas #htx

Clark Condon, a Houston-based landscape architecture firm, goes far beyond form and function, pouring energy and soul into every project. Spending more than three decades creating meaningful outdoor environments across Houston – from engaging green spaces to nature-infused cityscapes – Clark Condon’s community-focused designs are making Houston a more scenic city, one project at a time.

Help us celebrate Clark Condon and their many accomplishments at this year's Scenic Star Reception -- we've featured of few of their amazing projects below. Scenic Houston invites you to register for the 2021 Scenic Star Reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Houston Botanic Garden. We hope you join us as we celebrate and toast our honorees.

For more information and to register, please visit
https://scenichouston.org/scenic-star/
#myscenichouston #scenichouston #scenicstars #clarkcondon #houstonbotanicgarden #houstonparksboard #houstontexas #htx

#EarthDay is April 22 --looking for ways to volunteer in the Houston area? This article lists ways you can get involved....
04/19/2021
Celebrate Earth Day with these volunteer opportunities

#EarthDay is April 22 --looking for ways to volunteer in the Houston area? This article lists ways you can get involved. #myscenichouston #scenichouston #EarthDay2021 #earthdayeveryday #earthdayactivities

From painting to cleaning litter, Houston has plenty of ways to celebrate.

Scenic Houston is excited to announce its 2021 Scenic Star recipients -- Clark Condon, Houston Botanic Garden, and Houst...
04/15/2021

Scenic Houston is excited to announce its 2021 Scenic Star recipients -- Clark Condon, Houston Botanic Garden, and Houston Parks Board. The Scenic Star Award recognizes individuals, organizations, and projects that help make Houston a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

Scenic Houston invites you to register for the 2021 Scenic Star Reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Houston Botanic Garden. We hope you join us as we celebrate and toast our honorees.

For more information and to register, please visit
https://scenichouston.org/scenic-star/

#myscenichouston #scenichouston #scenicstars #clarkcondon #houstonbotanicgarden #houstonparksboard #houstontexas #htx

Scenic Houston is excited to announce its 2021 Scenic Star recipients -- Clark Condon, Houston Botanic Garden, and Houston Parks Board. The Scenic Star Award recognizes individuals, organizations, and projects that help make Houston a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

Scenic Houston invites you to register for the 2021 Scenic Star Reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Houston Botanic Garden. We hope you join us as we celebrate and toast our honorees.

For more information and to register, please visit
https://scenichouston.org/scenic-star/

#myscenichouston #scenichouston #scenicstars #clarkcondon #houstonbotanicgarden #houstonparksboard #houstontexas #htx

Residents of the Timber Lane community may soon be able to hike or bike along pedestrian trails linking their neighborho...
04/12/2021
Trail project to connect Spring communities east and west of Hardy Toll Road

Residents of the Timber Lane community may soon be able to hike or bike along pedestrian trails linking their neighborhood to Herman Little Park in Spring. Once complete, the trail is expected to connect several neighborhoods on the west side of the Hardy Toll Road to the Cypress Creek Hike and Bike Trail to the east.

Residents of the Timber Lane community may soon be able to hike or bike along pedestrian...

It's opening day at Minute Maid Park!  This mini-mural is perfect to feature as we get ready for an Astros win! This gor...
04/08/2021

It's opening day at Minute Maid Park! This mini-mural is perfect to feature as we get ready for an Astros win! This gorgeous mural is located in the Memorial area on the corner of Bunker Hill and Ga***rd.
Artist credit: Joy Matheson
IG: @joyscribbles

Have you seen the Mini Murals around town? Mini Murals is an award-winning project that re-imagines utility boxes as blank canvases brimming with creative opportunity and inviting artistic expression for all to enjoy. These boxes are painted by local and visiting artists and can be found at intersections throughout the city. We love that they help instill civic pride while beautifying neighborhoods and enhancing the urban landscape. To view a map of all of the mini murals in Houston, visit the website at https://minimurals.org/houston/

#myscenichouston #houstonminimurals #houstonscenicbeauty #scenicbeauty #houstonneighborhoods #memorialhouston #houstonastros #houstontexas #htexas #htown #htx #houstonart

It's opening day at Minute Maid Park! This mini-mural is perfect to feature as we get ready for an Astros win! This gorgeous mural is located in the Memorial area on the corner of Bunker Hill and Ga***rd.
Artist credit: Joy Matheson
IG: @joyscribbles

Have you seen the Mini Murals around town? Mini Murals is an award-winning project that re-imagines utility boxes as blank canvases brimming with creative opportunity and inviting artistic expression for all to enjoy. These boxes are painted by local and visiting artists and can be found at intersections throughout the city. We love that they help instill civic pride while beautifying neighborhoods and enhancing the urban landscape. To view a map of all of the mini murals in Houston, visit the website at https://minimurals.org/houston/

#myscenichouston #houstonminimurals #houstonscenicbeauty #scenicbeauty #houstonneighborhoods #memorialhouston #houstonastros #houstontexas #htexas #htown #htx #houstonart

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With some city parks, and all restaurants, gyms and other non-essential establishments closed, our daily neighborhood walks are our most anticipated and cherished outings of the day. It is our only connection to the outdoors and each other. We are likely noticing things about our neighborhoods we never have. We are also becoming aware that the scenery on those walks make a difference. That is why we’ve decided to launch a campaign centered around your favorite scenic sights. Please share your favorite scenic Houston neighborhood photos here in the comments, letting us know what neighborhood, or on your own FB page and tag #myscenichouston. The photo below is of one of our favorite scenes along the #northblvdesplanade