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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In need of a gift idea for the holidays?  Scenic Houston is selling note cards with the winning photos of our 2021 My Sc...
11/16/2021

In need of a gift idea for the holidays? Scenic Houston is selling note cards with the winning photos of our 2021 My Scenic Houston Photo Contest. These photos represent what we already know about our great city – it is beautiful, photogenic, and scenic. Scenic Houston is grateful to the incredibly talented local photographers who allowed us to see their scenic Houston through a camera lens.

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Scenic Houston is excited to announce the winners of the inaugural My Scenic Houston Photo Contest. In May, Scenic Houst...
11/08/2021

Scenic Houston is excited to announce the winners of the inaugural My Scenic Houston Photo Contest. In May, Scenic Houston invited photographers of all disciplines and experience levels to submit up to eight images of outdoor spaces that represent the beauty and character of the eclectic Houston community. Images were evaluated based on scenic beauty, originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.

These photos represent what we already know about our great city – it is beautiful, photogenic, and scenic. Scenic Houston is grateful to the incredibly talented local photographers who allowed us to see their scenic Houston through a camera lens.

Interested in owning note cards featuring our winning photos? Click here to purchase: https://bit.ly/3bTY7jH

#myscenichouston #scenichouston #houstonphotography #photosofhouston #scenicphotography #houstontexas #houstontx #htown

On Tuesday, November 2nd, Scenic Houston hosted its 2021 Annual Dinner honoring Quality of Life Coalition founder, Richa...
11/04/2021

On Tuesday, November 2nd, Scenic Houston hosted its 2021 Annual Dinner honoring Quality of Life Coalition founder, Richard "Dick" Weekley.

Dick Weekley has been a hero to Scenic Houston and our scenic environment. He has quietly helped to improve and maintain billboards and sign regulations in Houston and in Texas. He has been instrumental in protecting Houston’s billboard ordinance on multiple occasions and most recently helped bring the scenic byways program to Texas.

The work that Dick Weekley has done in Houston and in Texas will lead a lasting legacy for all Houstonians. Scenic Houston was honored to present Mr. Weekley with the 2021 Scenic Visionary Award.

Click here to view event photos and video:
https://scenichouston.org/annual-dinner/

On Tuesday, November 2nd, Scenic Houston hosted its 2021 Annual Dinner honoring Quality of Life Coalition founder, Richard "Dick" Weekley.

Dick Weekley has been a hero to Scenic Houston and our scenic environment. He has quietly helped to improve and maintain billboards and sign regulations in Houston and in Texas. He has been instrumental in protecting Houston’s billboard ordinance on multiple occasions and most recently helped bring the scenic byways program to Texas.

The work that Dick Weekley has done in Houston and in Texas will lead a lasting legacy for all Houstonians. Scenic Houston was honored to present Mr. Weekley with the 2021 Scenic Visionary Award.

Click here to view event photos and video:
https://scenichouston.org/annual-dinner/

Each year Scenic Houston recognizes a community leader who is playing a vital role in improving Houston’s appearance and...
10/28/2021

Each year Scenic Houston recognizes a community leader who is playing a vital role in improving Houston’s appearance and image. This year we are pleased to honor long-time Scenic Houston advocate and supporter, Mr. Richard (Dick) W. Weekley with our Scenic Visionary award. A stalwart supporter of civic affairs for Dick has played a vital role in preserving and enhancing Houston’s visual environment. Dick’s work on behalf of Scenic Houston and countless other organizations impacts the lives of Houstonians every day and will continue to enrich the city for decades to come.

Join us on Tuesday, November 2nd at the River Oaks Country Club from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate one of Houston's greatest citizens.

Click below to register today!
https://bit.ly/3EFywaT

Each year Scenic Houston recognizes a community leader who is playing a vital role in improving Houston’s appearance and image. This year we are pleased to honor long-time Scenic Houston advocate and supporter, Mr. Richard (Dick) W. Weekley with our Scenic Visionary award. A stalwart supporter of civic affairs for Dick has played a vital role in preserving and enhancing Houston’s visual environment. Dick’s work on behalf of Scenic Houston and countless other organizations impacts the lives of Houstonians every day and will continue to enrich the city for decades to come.

Join us on Tuesday, November 2nd at the River Oaks Country Club from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate one of Houston's greatest citizens.

Click below to register today!
https://bit.ly/3EFywaT

ICYMI - Scenic Houston hosted "Scenic Mornings -- The Key to Building a Healthier Houston: Nature" on Wednesday, October...
10/18/2021
Scenic Mornings | The Key to Building a Healthier Houston : Nature

ICYMI - Scenic Houston hosted "Scenic Mornings -- The Key to Building a Healthier Houston: Nature" on Wednesday, October 13th. Panelists Jay Maddock, Ph.D., FAAHB, professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University Health Science Center along with Sheila Condon, PLA, ASLA, Principal / Owner - Co-Founder of Clark Condon, and Jaime González, Healthy Cities Director for The Nature Conservancy in Texas, discussed nature as the key to building a healthier Houston. They also examined practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful, nature-filled design.

Unable to join us last week? No worries, you can watch the entire discussion here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tTUEyOUD9Y

Join panelist Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health at Texas A&M Unive...

Jaime González serves as the Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Texas (TNC). His ...
10/05/2021

Jaime González serves as the Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Texas (TNC). His work at TNC involves building partnerships, and creating and managing projects, to help make Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city. He is one of 25 Nature Conservancy city leads working to create Healthier Cities using nature-based solutions throughout North America.

Jaime uses on-the-ground nature-based solutions to solve tough health and resilience problems. Two critical hallmarks of this work are (1) ensuring equitable access to nature and its many co-benefits, to children, under-resourced communities, and native species and (2) to co-create solutions with the communities we serve Join us at our next Scenic Mornings virtual panel on October 13th as Jaime and the rest of our esteemed panel examine practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful nature-filled design. #myscenichouston #scenichouston #houstontexas #healthylifestyle #healthhouston #houstonnature

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https://bit.ly/3zkO7cN

Jaime González serves as the Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Texas (TNC). His work at TNC involves building partnerships, and creating and managing projects, to help make Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city. He is one of 25 Nature Conservancy city leads working to create Healthier Cities using nature-based solutions throughout North America.

Jaime uses on-the-ground nature-based solutions to solve tough health and resilience problems. Two critical hallmarks of this work are (1) ensuring equitable access to nature and its many co-benefits, to children, under-resourced communities, and native species and (2) to co-create solutions with the communities we serve Join us at our next Scenic Mornings virtual panel on October 13th as Jaime and the rest of our esteemed panel examine practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful nature-filled design. #myscenichouston #scenichouston #houstontexas #healthylifestyle #healthhouston #houstonnature

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The Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce three public art commissions that will be displaye...
09/30/2021

The Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce three public art commissions that will be displayed in the landmark Alief Neighborhood Center scheduled to be open in the Spring of 2022. The new $54-million mixed-used center will accommodate three City of Houston facilities under one roof, creating a civic center at the heart of a redeveloped 38-acre active urban sports park. #houcityart #scenichouston #publicart #civicart #houarts #houstonalief #alief #alieftx

"Each of the local artists selected to create artworks for this state-of-the-art facility highlight the strength of Houston’s creative community,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "The three commissioned public artworks that will be displayed at the Alief Neighborhood Center will not only enhance the Alief Complete Community, but will also inspire its residents and make the entire city proud.”

https://www.houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs/20210928.html

#HouCityArt #AliefNeighborhoodCenter #Alief Bennie F. Ansell #TheRedThreadCollective Falon Mihalic Rakhee Jain Desai amimehta.art snehabhavsar.art Houston Parks - HPARD Houston Health Department Houston Public Library Houston Arts Alliance #HoustonCityCouncilDistrictF Tiffany D. Thomas Houston Complete Communities #artists #houart #houstonartists #publicart #civicart

Sheila Condon co-founded Clark Condon in 1985. Her passion for landscape architecture and talent for cultivating relatio...
09/30/2021

Sheila Condon co-founded Clark Condon in 1985. Her passion for landscape architecture and talent for cultivating relationships has contributed to the firm’s 30 years of success. Her depth of experience – from recreational and commercial facilities to public sector projects – gives her a broad-based knowledge in the practice of landscape architecture and planning for which she has received numerous accolades.

Sheila's leadership directs and supports a team disciplined in how to respond to the growing value of environmental stewardship. Join us at our next Scenic Mornings virtual panel on October 13th as Sheila and the rest of our esteemed panel examine practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful nature-filled design. #myscenichouston #scenichouston #houstontexas #healthylifestyle #healthhouston #houstonnature

Click here to register!
https://bit.ly/3zkO7cN

Sheila Condon co-founded Clark Condon in 1985. Her passion for landscape architecture and talent for cultivating relationships has contributed to the firm’s 30 years of success. Her depth of experience – from recreational and commercial facilities to public sector projects – gives her a broad-based knowledge in the practice of landscape architecture and planning for which she has received numerous accolades.

Sheila's leadership directs and supports a team disciplined in how to respond to the growing value of environmental stewardship. Join us at our next Scenic Mornings virtual panel on October 13th as Sheila and the rest of our esteemed panel examine practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful nature-filled design. #myscenichouston #scenichouston #houstontexas #healthylifestyle #healthhouston #houstonnature

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https://bit.ly/3zkO7cN

Dr. Jay Maddock is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and co-director of the Texas A...
09/27/2021

Dr. Jay Maddock is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and co-director of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. The mission of the Center for Health & Nature, a collaboration between Houston Methodist Texan by Nature, and Texas A&M University Health Science Center, is to drive research to study the impact of nature on health with evidence-based programs that complement the full continuum of health care: prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Dr. Maddock's research has been featured in several national and international media outlets including The Today Show, Le Monde, the BBC, Eating Well, Prevention and Good Housekeeping and he has authored over 125 scientific articles and has served as principal investigator on over $18 million in extramural funding. He is internationally recognized for his research in health behavior and social-ecological approaches to increasing physical activity. Join us at our next Scenic Mornings virtual panel on October 13th as Jay and our esteemed panel examine practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful nature-filled design.

Click here to register!
https://bit.ly/3zkO7cN

Dr. Jay Maddock is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and co-director of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. The mission of the Center for Health & Nature, a collaboration between Houston Methodist Texan by Nature, and Texas A&M University Health Science Center, is to drive research to study the impact of nature on health with evidence-based programs that complement the full continuum of health care: prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Dr. Maddock's research has been featured in several national and international media outlets including The Today Show, Le Monde, the BBC, Eating Well, Prevention and Good Housekeeping and he has authored over 125 scientific articles and has served as principal investigator on over $18 million in extramural funding. He is internationally recognized for his research in health behavior and social-ecological approaches to increasing physical activity. Join us at our next Scenic Mornings virtual panel on October 13th as Jay and our esteemed panel examine practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful nature-filled design.

Click here to register!
https://bit.ly/3zkO7cN

Our next Scenic Mornings is scheduled for October 13, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.  Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, professor in the Depa...
09/20/2021

Our next Scenic Mornings is scheduled for October 13, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University along with Sheila Condon, PLA, ASLA, Principal / Owner – Co-Founder of Clark Condon, and Jaime González, Healthy Cities Director for The Nature Conservancy in Texas in Texas, as they discuss nature as the key to building a healthier Houston. Our esteemed panel will examine practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful nature-filled design.

Click here to register!
https://bit.ly/3zkO7cN

Our next Scenic Mornings is scheduled for October 13, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University along with Sheila Condon, PLA, ASLA, Principal / Owner – Co-Founder of Clark Condon, and Jaime González, Healthy Cities Director for The Nature Conservancy in Texas in Texas, as they discuss nature as the key to building a healthier Houston. Our esteemed panel will examine practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful nature-filled design.

Click here to register!
https://bit.ly/3zkO7cN

If you do not have power and need to charge your devices, there are four multi-service centers open from noon to 5 p.m. ...
09/14/2021

If you do not have power and need to charge your devices, there are four multi-service centers open from noon to 5 p.m. today. Click below for more information.

Due to the impact of Hurricane Nicholas and power outages in several neighborhoods, the Houston Health Department will open four multi-service centers from noon to 5 p.m. today, September 14, for people without power who need to charge their phones or other electronic devices.

The centers have restrooms and air conditioning but are NOT overnight or long-term shelters.

The following locations will open today:

Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, 9314 Cullen Blvd.
Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery Rd.
Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Dr.
West End Multi-Service Center, 170 Heights Blvd.

HHD anticipates resuming normal operations, including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, on Wednesday, September 15. For more information, please check for updates on www.HoustonEmergency.org.

Scenic America invites photographers of all levels to participate in its 2021 America the Beautiful Photo Contest.  They...
09/07/2021

Scenic America invites photographers of all levels to participate in its 2021 America the Beautiful Photo Contest. They are asking for high-resolution, digital images of places around America that represent the beauty and scenic character of our country. Images should represent views of America that are clearly publicly accessible. Each participant may submit up to 10 entries for consideration. Contest runs through September 14th. #scenicamerica #photocontest

For more information, visit their website at https://www.scenic.org/blog/scenic-america-photo-contest/

Scenic America invites photographers of all levels to participate in its 2021 America the Beautiful Photo Contest. They are asking for high-resolution, digital images of places around America that represent the beauty and scenic character of our country. Images should represent views of America that are clearly publicly accessible. Each participant may submit up to 10 entries for consideration. Contest runs through September 14th. #scenicamerica #photocontest

For more information, visit their website at https://www.scenic.org/blog/scenic-america-photo-contest/

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The Harris County Historical Society is having Johnathan Day speak on October 12 WHO: The Harris County Historical Society WHAT: "An Evening with Jonathan Day and Scenic Houston" WHERE: The Comfort of your Own Home WHEN: Tuesday October 12th beginning at 6:30pm Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7392177725 Meeting ID: 739 217 7725 By 1980, Houston was home to over 10,000 billboards, and was known in the press as the “Billboard Capital of the World.” Scenic Houston's focus is to battle this problem. A short bio of our October speaker can be found on their website- "For nearly four decades board member, Jonathan Day, has been the driving force behind many of Houston’s change-making, scenic initiatives. Jonathan’s 45-year long legal career, coupled with his leadership in the community, makes his recognition as August’s Scenic Citizen more than fitting. "During his tenure as Houston’s City Attorney, Jonathan developed the legislation that established Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), the only major urban transit system in the nation that bans advertising on its vehicles and shelters. Jonathan was also influential in creating the Houston Parks Board and the Cultural Arts Council. He shaped the development of many of the city’s arts landmarks: Alley Theater, The Contemporary Arts Museum, Lawndale Arts Center, and Wortham Theater. Additionally, Jonathan chaired the capital campaign to rebuild Ripley House in the East End. It is Jonathan’s scenic vision that has kept him at the forefront of issues that impact Houston’s visual character. From the visual blight of billboards to graffiti to attention-getting devices, Jonathan has lent his expertise and leadership to address Houston’s public image nuances." At our October meeting, Jonathan Day will talk about his life's journey and the lasting impact his initiatives have had on the beauty of our City.
Great Meeting tonight. We covered upcoming neighborhood meetings and events, had a decent amount of speakers and updates from elected officials and public servants. And, we came together to support Scenic Houston's campaign against new LED billboards in Houston. See link if you care to support as an individual. Lastly, be safe out there, stay in if you can and turn around, don't drown.
Only four days left to register! We are looking forward to sharing our plans with you (virtually). Thanks again to Scenic Houston for hosting this event!
Our team worked with the East Downtown Management District and Scenic Houston to develop a gateway concept and streetscape plan for Pease Street between Ennis Street and Chartres Street. As a gateway to downtown Houston, the design captures the essence of EaDo and provides an iconic welcome point for Houstonians and visitors alike. The design activates the corridor with kinetic movement as the corridor transitions from a vehicular scale near the freeway to a more pedestrian-oriented environment. Gardens, art installations and signage tie the identity of the corridor together for a cohesive look that leaves an impression. Concept design was completed in 2019. Implementation of the design is ongoing. #landscapearchitecture #landarch #clarkcondon #welcometohouston #streetscapes https://loom.ly/qnS0nCM
Thank you Scenic Houston for organizing this virtual conversation about Memorial Park Conservancy's Master Plan! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join us on August 31st from 8-9:30 a.m. for an engaging conversation with Shellye Arnold, President & CEO of Memorial Park Conservancy, and Thomas Woltz, FASLA, CLARB, Principle at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, as they walk participants through Memorial Park’s Master Plan. Moderated by Sarah Newbery, Director of Parks and Greenspace for the Kinder Foundation, panelists will discuss the Master Plan’s focus on connectivity and access, protecting and enhancing green infrastructure, preserving natural resources, revealing Houston’s history, and improving recreational assets and amenities for all park visitors. Scenic Houston is thrilled to offer this education series at no cost to you! But we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to help support future education initiatives like this one. Click here to register: https://bit.ly/3hUARWC #scenichouston #memorialpark #memorialparkconservancy #houstonparks #houstontexas #houstonopenspaces #houstongreenspaces #parks #openspaces #greenspace
Save the date! On August 31, join Scenic Houston and Memorial Park Conservancy to learn more about Memorial Park's Master Plan. The event will be moderated by Sarah Newbery, Director of Parks and Greenspace for the Kinder Foundation, and is free to all interested in attending! Visit the link below for more information.
Happy Monday! We hope you are safe and taking the proper precautions in this heat 🌞🌞🌞! For those that are out and about, if you have a camera handy and believe you have a great eye for capturing the perfect picture (or maybe you just like taking cool pics!) this is definitely for you! Scenic Houston invites photographers of every level to participate in its 2021 My Scenic Houston Photo Contest. Snap some shots and submit your entries. A few things to keep in mind: Pictures must be high-resolution, digital images. Make sure your selections depict outdoor places in the Greater Houston area that represent the beauty and character of our eclectic Houston community. Finally, each participant may submit up to 8 entries for consideration. This is a fun way to showcase the best Houston has to offer as seen through the eyes of shutterbugs in our diverse communities! So, what are you waiting for? Click on the link 👇👇👇 and get out there and start creating! Don't forget to stay hydrated and remember to cool off! https://scenichouston.org/photocontest/
On Wednesday evening, Houston Parks Board was a recipient of the 2021 Scenic Star Award from Scenic Houston. Thank you, Scenic Houston for this fantastic honor! We were in fantastic company alongside 2 other awardees, Houston Botanic Garden and Clark Condon! Houston Parks Board will continue to work towards improving the lives of all Houstonians through access to quality parks and green space. 💚 Special thanks to our Houston Parks Board board members and staff, as well as Annise Parker who played a critical part of our bond funding for #BayouGreenways2020. 📸: Anthony Rathbun, courtesy of Scenic Houston #ParksByYou #BayouGreenways #ScenicHouston #Houston #HTX #Parks
On Wednesday night, Clark Condon had the honor of accepting Scenic Houston's Scenic Star award. We'd also like to congratulate our clients, Houston Botanic Garden and Houston Parks Board for receiving this award as well! The Scenic Star Award recognizes individuals, organizations, and projects that help make Houston a more attractive place to live, work, and visit. We love being able to contribute to creating meaningful outdoor spaces in the City of Houston! https://loom.ly/fykQ31o Houston Botanic Garden Scenic Houston Houston Parks Board #myscenichouston #scenichouston #scenicstars #clarkcondon #houstonbotanicgarden #houstonparksboard #houstontexas #htx
We join Scenic Texas board member Cooke Kelsey and our partners at Scenic Houston in opposing the City of Houston's plan to install digital kiosks in high-pedestrian areas. If you live in Houston, please contact your city council member and ask them to say NO to digital billboards. The vote happens tomorrow!
We are honored to be recognized by Scenic Houston for this award! It is truly an honor and privilege to be able to make contributions to our community through great design and outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. We can’t wait to celebrate next month! Thank you so much, Scenic Houston, and congratulations to the other award recipients.
Wow! Thank you Scenic Houston for naming me the featured Scenic Citizen for the month of March!! "With Council Member Kamin on our side, Houston will become a much more connected city, positively impacting and giving us better choices for transportation. It will also become a much safer place to walk and bike and a more beautiful place to live. For those of us who are lucky enough to live in her district we greatly appreciate all the improvements she has made and the plans she has in place to continue to make Houston a more scenic city." https://scenichouston.org/march-scenic-citizen-council-member-abbie-kamin/