Houston Parks Board is creating a stronger city, connecting neighborhoods to one another, and connecting people like never before. And we need your help to do it.

The Annual Fund is an important part of our ongoing success. Your support gives our work meaning, and helps keep Houston’s Bayou Greenways beautiful, accessible, safe, and sustainable.

Thank you for investing in this important work as we create, improve, protect, and advocate for parks for everyone, together.

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Repair work on MKT bridge has resumed! 

MKT bridge repairs continue this month as contractors reinforce the bridge’s piers with galvanized steel beams. Completion is currently on track for late Summer 2022, weather permitting, and the current detour will remain in place until construction is complete.
Thank you for your continued patience as we work diligently to restore the MKT bridge as quickly as possible. Stay up to date on repairs to MKT bridge by following us on social media.

Texas is globally important for birds. 

Every spring and fall, billions of birds migrate through the US, primarily under the cover of darkness. This mass movement of birds must contend with a dramatically increasing amount of light pollution. A 2019 study ranked Houston the second-deadliest city for migrating birds, due to our unique combination of light pollution and being located on a heavily traveled migratory flyway.
By participating in Lights Out, Texas! between now and May 12th, and turning off unnecessary lights between 11 PM and 6 AM, you can make a difference. And if enough of us go dark, we’ll see more stars too.

What makes a community equitable? Share your thoughts by taking the Houston Equity Indicators survey by April 2 to ensure this project is reflective of our city’s diversity and multiculturalism. Visit houstontx.gov/equity.
A green future provides a future.

By focusing on solutions to combat the global threat of climate change, Earth Day activates everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part. Everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable.

This April 22, take a moment to #InvestInOurPlanet.
Make the difference
Volunteer today to be part of the team creating thriving parks and communities for everyone.
April Green Team

April 13, 9 AM -12 PM
Vogel Creek, 7447 Maple Tree Dr.
Houston, TX 77088

April 27, 9 AM – 12 PM
S. Post Oak on Sims Bayou
5439 Simsbrook Dr.
Houston, TX 77045

April 30, 9 AM – 2 PM
Volunteer for an upcoming community event and ribbon cutting along Sims Bayou Greenway as we celebrate the completion of the trail connection moving west from Glenbrook Park through Reveille Park to Telephone Road.
Volunteer today
Mid Main First Thursday
May 5 benefitting Houston Parks BoardEnjoy an evening of live music, art bikes, and complimentary Saint Arnold Brewing Company libations at Houston’s best block party on May 5th when proceeds benefit Houston Parks Board!

$10 donations provide full access to the party and support Houston’s inaugural Art Bike Festival. Check in at the Mid Main Courtyard, 3550 Main St. between 6-10pm for a wristband.

MAY 21, 2022
Save the date, May 21, for the re-imagined 2022 Art Bike Festival featuring a parade of Art Bikes from over 200 HISD schools, live music, art activities, food trucks, and more. B.Y.O.A.B. (Bring Your Own Art Bike) and get ready for a day-long, city-wide celebration bringing together community members and youth programs from across Houston as we explore our personal creativity, promote health and wellness, and celebrate the artist in everyone!

The complete schedule of events will be posted soon here!

Download the free Agents of Discovery app here before you head out on the Bayou Greenways.
Vogel Creek: March 11 – May 6

Get ready to visualize plans for a future Vogel Creek Greenway!

Plans for this future greenway proposes trails, recreation, and landscaping components that complement nearby detention basins. Learn more about Vogel Creek and how it is part of phase one of the Inwood Recreation Project.

Upon completion of your mission, email the special code word from the final screen to Linda Carper to receive a limited edition HPB swag bag!

Parking is available along the street at 7823 Streamside Drive Houston, TX 77091.

Sims Bayou Greenway: April 8 – June 10Visit one of the newest Bayou Greenway segments along Sims Bayou Greenway! The new 10-foot wide hike-and-bike trail begins in Glenbrook Park and takes players past Houston Botanic Garden and the notable Sims Bayou Greenway Bridge.

Upon completion, email the special code word from the final mission screen to Linda Carper to receive a limited edition HPB swag bag!

Bike racks and parking are available at Glenbrook Park, or take METRO bus route 5 to the stop at Galveston Rd @ Howard Dr.

Please follow all local health advisories and CDC social distancing guidelines when completing these missions.
I’m ready to explore
The Leader, March 9
“Design nearing completion for Inwood trail” Read more.

Houston on the Cheap, March 1
“Houston Spring Break Camps 2022: Sports, Education, Arts & More!” Read more.

Help us put a little Spring in our step by renewing AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your phone! To continue supporting Houston Parks Board with eligible mobile app purchases, make sure AmazonSmile is turned on in by following these 4 easy steps.
  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your phone
  2. Choose ‘Settings’ in the main menu (☰)
  3. Click the Gifting & Charity box
  4. Select ‘AmazonSmile’ to see if it’s turned ON

At no cost to you, smile.amazon.com supports Houston Parks Board and is a simple way to support your favorite charitable organization.