Thank You for Celebrating Our
District K Gateways!

Vice Mayor Pro Tem Martha Castex-Tatum was at the helm of carrying the District K Gateway Sunset Parade and reception on Thursday, June 9th. District K residents did not disappoint with a show of dancing and festive fellowship. The District Gateway Sunset Parade was a major success with a lot of positive responses from the community. We saw a number of esteemed guests and community partners enjoying the evening. We truly appreciate all parties that contributed to the night. We could not have had a seamless showing without HPD Southwest Division, IMPACT Strategies, Tri-Party Partners, EV1 Pro and many others!
The night celebrated the completion of the $1.1 million, 4.2-mile Gateways project along South Main/US 90A. Along with safety improvements such as lane restriping and signage, the underpasses at Hiram Clarke, S. Post Oak, Chimney Rock, Hillcroft and Fondren feature multi-colored, changeable lighting and brightly painted beams and columns, bringing a more distinctive flair to the 5 Corners Improvement District. The project was funded by TIRZ 25 as part of its tri-party agreement with the 5 Corners District and TIRZ 9.
The event started with a reception at The Community Collective for Houston (formerly the Power Center) and continued with a parade of vehicles that looped around the underpasses.
Click on the links below for video and photos from that exciting night.
Photo Booth:

Simon Minchen Park
Updates Coming Soon!

Houston Parks Board (HPB) and Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) are excited to share an update on the initiative and the park improvements slated for Simon Minchen Park. 
Thanks to all the community members who joined the Community Listening Session on December 1, 2021, and/or completed the survey; we received 53 responses about community priorities for Simon Minchen Park.
Based on the input received, balanced with our available funding and community priorities, we will focus on these improvements: add site lighting, add a new playground, improve baseball field, create a multi-purpose athletic field, add a walking loop/trail, create a front entrance, redo parking lot, update basketball court, and add site detention.  
The Interlocal Agreement (ILA) between the City of Houston (through HPARD) and HPB was approved by City Council on April 13, 2022. The ILA confirms the public and private funding commitments and assigns project management to HPB. 
HPB and HPARD will now start the process of developing construction plans for the scope of work described above. The project is to be completed by December 2023.
We urge you to help in spreading the word about this exciting progress!
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Marian Park Sidewalk Art Upgrades!

Friends of Marian Park partnered with South Early College High School Fine Arts students and DLW Scholarship & Charitable Foundation to revive and upgrade the outside hopscotch and four-square game at Marian Park Community Center. The students did an amazing job and all were excited with the outcome. Each student was given a Dell Chromebook and 5G hotspot in addition to a dorm size refrigerator/microwave for the high school seniors going off to college.
A special thanks to the Fine Art Instructor Hector Garcia, Wraparound Resources Specialist Micalyn Flagg, and all of the sponsors. 

Council District Service Funds at Work!

Work Authorization No. 9
Removal and replacement of concrete panels along 8600 block of W. Bellfort Ave. and S. Gessner Rd., near METRO bus stop in the Riceville Community. Construction contractor is JFT Construction, Inc. Work is expected to begin June 29, 2022 and is anticipated to end July 20, 2022.
Work Authorization No. 10
Removal and replacement of concrete panels along 12200 Fondren Meadows Dr. in the Fondren Lakes Community. Construction contractor is JFT Construction, Inc. Work is expected to begin July 5, 2022 and is anticipated to end July 19, 2022.
Work Authorization No. 15
Removal and replacement of concrete panels on 11431, 15830, 12006, 12110 Chimney Rock Rd. in the Westbury Community. Construction contractor is JFT Construction, Inc. Work is expected to begin July 5, 2022 and is anticipated to end July 25, 2022.

Public Hearing for Improvements to
Cambridge Village Park

On June 15, 2022, I was joined by my Council colleagues and established the date for a public hearing for the implementation of multi-use detention in five pilot park projects. Houston Public Works and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department will collaborate and implement multi-use detention at five parks: Boone Park, Cambridge Village Park, Edgewood Park, EP Hill Park, and Hackberry Park. The use of these parklands will allow for flood resiliency in the surrounding neighborhoods, enhance the greenspaces in the parks, and maintain the quality of life for the neighborhoods.
The Public is invited to provide comments on these pilot projects on July 13, 2022, 9:00 AM, in City Council Chambers, 901 Bagby St., 2nd Floor, Houston, TX 77002. To comply with the Texas Park and Wildlife Code Chapter 26, the City is required to publish three notices (June 20, June 27, and July 4, 2022) in the Houston Chronicle, and hold the public hearing prior to the use or taking any park land for non-park purposes.
For information on the City Council meetings visit: City Council Meetings Information.
The Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure (TTI) Committee was presented the proposed multi-use detention pilot projects at the committee meeting April 7, 2022. View the presentation here: Multi-use Park Facilities.

Community Bike Ride Success

Big cheers for our 1st organized Community Bike Ride! Thank you Bruce Allen of the Hiram Clarke Storefront Association, HPD SW Command, District K Team and all of the sponsors for making our inaugural ride extra special!
District K residents we invite you to hop on to your bikes and enjoy the artwork along your ride!

Congratulations Houston!

2026 FIFA World Cup
We are looking forward to having the FIFA World Cup soccer games played at NRG Stadium in District K!!!
Click below for link about the good news;

HPD Southwest Command June 2022 PIP





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