Steve Wright

Steve Wright Director, Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Operating as usual

Way to go, HPARD!
05/20/2019

Way to go, HPARD!

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is honored to receive the Water Innovation Strategies of Excellence (WISE) award for planning and policy from the Houston-Galveston Area Council. As part of our efforts to improve water quality and conserve the environment, HPARD has plans to restore native plants to 70 Houston parks along the city's bayous, covering over 1,000 acres with vegetation that will trap water during flood events, remove sediments and pollutants from rainwater, and prevent erosion. We'd like to thank all City employees, partners, and volunteers who have helped and are helping make this project happen.

Mayor Sylvester Turner
05/16/2019

Mayor Sylvester Turner

This week, I stopped by the Houston Public Works Employee Appreciation Lunch for National Public Works Week. Thanks to all of the professionals, engineers, managers and employees that work hard for #Houston.
#InfrastructureWeek #HoustonProud #HouPublicWorks

04/23/2019
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Today, I’m joined by elected officials, labor leaders, and several community groups to announce Fair Employment for Post-Harvey Affordable Housing Construction agreement. This Build Houston announcement will coincide with the observance of Workers Memorial Day. Today we remember the lives that were lost on the job in the Houston area during 2018. #SafeJobs #WorkersMemorialWeek

Mayor Sylvester Turner
04/08/2019

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Now that the rain has cleared, it’s a great day to get up, get out, and get active at your neighborhood park! Tell a friend. #ActivateHouston Houston Parks - HPARD

Houston Parks - HPARD
04/05/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

It’s a great day to get up, get out, and get active at your neighborhood park! Tell a friend.

Mayor's Office of Education
03/29/2019

Mayor's Office of Education

The HHY youth application has been extended!! You still have time to apply for to over 150 companies, 525+ jobs, over 2000+ positions and opportunities for corporate, nonprofit, and government entities!
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Mayor Sylvester Turner
03/19/2019

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Attending the TIRZ 17 Briar Branch Channel & Straws Improvement Project Groundbreaking Ceremony. Council Members Brenda Stardig & Michael Knox also attending. Thank you to Council Member Brenda Stardig and everyone who made this possible.

Houston Parks - HPARD
03/08/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

We're seeking volunteers for the Tour de Houston on Sunday March 17. If you want to help out at one of the rest stops and have free time in the early morning and afternoon, email oneika.shelby at houstontx.gov.

Low cost and no cost summer camps
03/05/2019
Low cost and no cost summer camps

Low cost and no cost summer camps

Sarah Gish, founder of Day Camps Houston, and Kenneth Allen with Houston Parks & Recreation give us the low down on low cost and no cost summer camps.

Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
02/28/2019

Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs

Today City Council approved to have the super cool art installation known as Open House stay at Sam Houston park for another 9 months. If you haven’t seen it yet we recommend you check it out!
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Houston Parks - HPARD Downtown Houston Special Events, City of Houston Havel Ruck Projects The Heritage Society Art Blocks Houston

Urban parks could make you happier
02/26/2019
Urban parks could make you happier

Urban parks could make you happier

UAB researchers found spending 20 minutes in an urban park will make someone happier — whether they are engaging in exercise or not during the visit.

Houston Parks - HPARD
02/21/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

The new playground at Boone Park in southwest Houston is coming up and looking awesome.

02/21/2019
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Today, I’m joining the chair and members of the Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence to discuss legislative priorities.

02/19/2019
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Joined by community leaders and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on the steps of City Hall to kickoff #RodeoHouston. This is the official kickoff of Rodeo Houston so I want everyone to get your cowboy hats and boots and saddle up for the Houston Livestock Show Rodeo! #RodeoRoundUp 🤠

Houston Parks - HPARD
02/13/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

Today at Candlelight Park we had our first ever Valentine Senior Social. There was bingo, line dancing, and chair volleyball.

Houston Parks - HPARD
02/12/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

Houston Parks and Recreation Department community center staff from all over Houston gathered at Moody Park to refresh their fitness training knowledge and learn some new exercises they can teach their own students.

Sylvester Turner @SylvesterTurner
02/07/2019
Sylvester Turner @SylvesterTurner

Sylvester Turner @SylvesterTurner

Remarks: #DistrictK Holmes Road Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony — Houston, TX, United States

02/01/2019
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Here at #NewHopeHousing to present a welcome home mat to Joseph, a former homeless man who lived in the homeless encampment on Wheeler in Midtown. Through The Way Home is a Houston collaborative homeless response system where over 100 service providers and community organizations have worked with the City of Houston to house more than 6,000 homeless people since I took office. #NewHopeHousing

01/30/2019
Open Spaces 1080

Open Spaces 1080

This is "Open Spaces 1080" by Cosmic Light Productions on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Houston Parks - HPARD
01/30/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

The work to replace the playground at Judson Robinson, Jr. Community Center is well underway. You can see the new play structures coming up!

Houston Southeast
01/25/2019

Houston Southeast

Saturday, January 26, 2019 join City and Houston Parks - HPARD to celebrate Houston's 33rd Annual Arbor Day at MacGregor Park

Partners and volunteers will plant 1,000 trees along the bayou at MacGregor Park. The site was chosen to showcase one of the City's efforts to mitigate flooding, improve air quality, and rebuild the riparian forest in the Houston area.

Visit our website to read the full press release https://bit.ly/2MwweAU #arbordayhouston

01/24/2019
Houston Parks - HPARD

Houston Parks - HPARD

After School Enrichment Program archery at Judson Robinson, Jr. Community Center

Houston Parks - HPARD
01/23/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

Director Steve Wright and the rest of the department are finalizing the logistics for this weekend's Arbor Day tree planting at MacGregor Park.

The event is on Saturday, January 26.

01/23/2019
HTV Houston Television

HTV Houston Television

The city of Houston held the 41st Annual Original MLK Day Parade downtown. Sponsored by the Black Heritage Society, the spirited event included Mayor Sylvester Turner and other city and county leaders, plus Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis and Houston Astros outfielder George Springer as the parade's co-grand marshals. #MLK #OrginialMLKParade

01/22/2019
Houston Parks - HPARD

Houston Parks - HPARD

From yesterday: Watch everyone join in on Lift Every Voice and Sing before the 41st #OriginalMLKParade.

Houston Parks - HPARD
01/18/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

Join Mayor Sylvester Turner and grand marshalls Rep. John Lewis and George Springer at the Original MLK Day parade on Monday at 10 AM.

Houston Parks - HPARD
01/17/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Emancipation Center Affordable Housing Operations Center brought out a huge crowd to the heart of Third Ward. The project is expected to be a one-stop shop to help urban residents navigate their way through the maze of affordable housing.

Houston Parks - HPARD
01/17/2019

Houston Parks - HPARD

Groundbreaking ceremonies are about to begin for the new Emancipation Center Affordable Housing Operations Center smack dab in the middle of Third Ward next to Emancipation Park. It will be a central operations hub for everything related to affordable housing in Houston.

01/10/2019
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner

I’m here with the Houston Harris County Sports Authority to make a big announcement
about the World Cup 2026 bid committee.

12/31/2018
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Everyone be safe tonight.

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s News Conference. I wish all Houstonians a safe, healthy, and happy start to the new year. I urge everyone to abstain from dangerous and potentially deadly practice of celebratory gunfire, using fireworks, and to not drink and drive to ring in the new year. #HappyNewYearsEve #PressConference #BeSafe

KHOU 11 News
12/19/2018

KHOU 11 News

Look at this beautiful photo of downtown Houston covered in fog this morning. Have you ever seen a more beautiful city. *throws up the 🤘* Photo Credit: Jordyn Peck

Do you have photos of the fog? Email them to us at [email protected]

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