Magnolia Park - Parks and Community Amenities

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GOAL: Beautiful Parks

Sources: TIRZ/PARK PLAN/CC Meeting

Identify and prioritize improvements at existing parks

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify, plan, and prioritize new or improved amenities at existing parks, including identifying new partners and funding strategies; Potential projects include: Hidalgo Park: Install safety lighting, enhance the park with public art, explore the possibility of a new community center, and develop an outdoor movie theater; Hartman Park: Create art and installations inside the park; Woodruff Park: Invest in the development of the park, promote and support art and installations, explore expansion; De Zavala Park: Address outdated facilities, update the basketball court, new playground equipment, lighting, B-Cycle Station, and address ADA accessibility of restrooms and other facilities

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Prioritize, Advocate

City: City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, District I, General Services Division | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, East End District, B-Cycle, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs | Role: Support


Improve maintenance at existing parks

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for improved maintenance at existing parks; Organize area civic clubs, businesses, youth, and other groups to join the Adopt-a-Park program, which is a commitment to provide long-term support for the maintenance and aesthetic quality of a park for a minimum term of two years

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Support, Advocate, Implement

City: City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, District I | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, East End District, Area Civic Organizations, Area Businesses | Role: Support


Create an “Art in the Parks” program

  • ACTION STEPS: Work with local artists and arts organizations to create a participatory public art plan for area parks including both temporary and permanent works; Identify funding strategies and partners; Engage residents in the public art process

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST, Local Artists | Role: Organize, Plan, Implement

City: Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, District I, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, Area Civic Organizations, Area Businesses, Houston Arts Alliance | Role: Support


GOAL: New Parks and Active Bayous

Sources: BBP/TIRZ/PARKS PLAN/CC Meeting

Support and Advocate for the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the acquisition of new parkland, trails, pedestrian bridges, and other amenities along Buffalo Bayou in support of the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan; Participate in public meetings to plan for the extension of amenities east to Brady’s Island

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Support, Advocate

City: District I, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Port of Houston, Area Civic Organizations, East End District | Role: Plan, Implement


Expand active recreation and amenities along Buffalo and Brays Bayous

  • ACTION STEPS: Expand amenities adjacent to bayous such as additional recreational boating/kayaking, storm water and environmental learning areas, waterfront food truck stations

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Support, Advocate

City: City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Houston Parks Board, East End District, Bayou City Adventures, Paddle with Style, Southwest PaddleSports, Gulf Coast Kayak Adventures, Austin Canoe and Kayak | Role: Support, Plan, Implement


Develop Pineview Triangle Park as a pilot pocket park

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop Pineview Triangle Park as a pilot pocket park, and explore other areas for new pocket parks such as along Buffalo and Brays Bayous, and adjacent to Canal and Harrisburg corridors (Community identified priorities include 100 block of Glendale St and 71st St, 900 block of Kenmore St, 6600 block of Harrisburg, 66th St between Harrisburg and Avenue B, Canal St at Hedrick St, Harrisburg at 75th, Harrisburg at 78th, and area underneath the Wayside Dr./Sgt Macario Garcia Dr. bridge)

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: District I, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Houston Parks Board, East End District | Role: Support


Advocate for the development of new parks in underserved areas

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the development of new parks, for example in Smith Addition with the loss of Pieser Park and the proposed JR Harris Park at the intersection of Highway 225 and Lawndale, which could include a graffiti wall or other art installations

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, Harris County Precinct 2, Texas Department of Transportation, East End District | Role: Support, Implement


Advocate for outdoor exercise equipment at public facilities and open spaces

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize locations, including trails, parks, or other public spaces, for outdoor exercise equipment

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Health Department | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: El Centro de Corazon, Houston Parks Board, Harris County Precinct 2, East End District | Role: Support, Implement

PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS BELOW


GOAL: Beautiful Parks

Sources: TIRZ/PARK PLAN/CC Meeting

Identify and prioritize improvements at existing parks

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify, plan, and prioritize new or improved amenities at existing parks, including identifying new partners and funding strategies; Potential projects include: Hidalgo Park: Install safety lighting, enhance the park with public art, explore the possibility of a new community center, and develop an outdoor movie theater; Hartman Park: Create art and installations inside the park; Woodruff Park: Invest in the development of the park, promote and support art and installations, explore expansion; De Zavala Park: Address outdated facilities, update the basketball court, new playground equipment, lighting, B-Cycle Station, and address ADA accessibility of restrooms and other facilities

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Prioritize, Advocate

City: City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, District I, General Services Division | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, East End District, B-Cycle, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs | Role: Support


Improve maintenance at existing parks

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for improved maintenance at existing parks; Organize area civic clubs, businesses, youth, and other groups to join the Adopt-a-Park program, which is a commitment to provide long-term support for the maintenance and aesthetic quality of a park for a minimum term of two years

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Support, Advocate, Implement

City: City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, District I | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, East End District, Area Civic Organizations, Area Businesses | Role: Support


Create an “Art in the Parks” program

  • ACTION STEPS: Work with local artists and arts organizations to create a participatory public art plan for area parks including both temporary and permanent works; Identify funding strategies and partners; Engage residents in the public art process

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST, Local Artists | Role: Organize, Plan, Implement

City: Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, District I, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, Area Civic Organizations, Area Businesses, Houston Arts Alliance | Role: Support


GOAL: New Parks and Active Bayous

Sources: BBP/TIRZ/PARKS PLAN/CC Meeting

Support and Advocate for the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the acquisition of new parkland, trails, pedestrian bridges, and other amenities along Buffalo Bayou in support of the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan; Participate in public meetings to plan for the extension of amenities east to Brady’s Island

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Support, Advocate

City: District I, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Port of Houston, Area Civic Organizations, East End District | Role: Plan, Implement


Expand active recreation and amenities along Buffalo and Brays Bayous

  • ACTION STEPS: Expand amenities adjacent to bayous such as additional recreational boating/kayaking, storm water and environmental learning areas, waterfront food truck stations

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Support, Advocate

City: City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Houston Parks Board, East End District, Bayou City Adventures, Paddle with Style, Southwest PaddleSports, Gulf Coast Kayak Adventures, Austin Canoe and Kayak | Role: Support, Plan, Implement


Develop Pineview Triangle Park as a pilot pocket park

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop Pineview Triangle Park as a pilot pocket park, and explore other areas for new pocket parks such as along Buffalo and Brays Bayous, and adjacent to Canal and Harrisburg corridors (Community identified priorities include 100 block of Glendale St and 71st St, 900 block of Kenmore St, 6600 block of Harrisburg, 66th St between Harrisburg and Avenue B, Canal St at Hedrick St, Harrisburg at 75th, Harrisburg at 78th, and area underneath the Wayside Dr./Sgt Macario Garcia Dr. bridge)

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: District I, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Houston Parks Board, East End District | Role: Support


Advocate for the development of new parks in underserved areas

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the development of new parks, for example in Smith Addition with the loss of Pieser Park and the proposed JR Harris Park at the intersection of Highway 225 and Lawndale, which could include a graffiti wall or other art installations

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, Harris County Precinct 2, Texas Department of Transportation, East End District | Role: Support, Implement


Advocate for outdoor exercise equipment at public facilities and open spaces

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize locations, including trails, parks, or other public spaces, for outdoor exercise equipment

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Health Department | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: El Centro de Corazon, Houston Parks Board, Harris County Precinct 2, East End District | Role: Support, Implement

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    GOAL: Beautiful Parks 

    • Identify and prioritize improvements at existing parks 
    • Improve maintenance at existing parks
    • Create an “Art in the Parks” program


    GOAL: New Parks and Active Bayous 

    • Support and Advocate for the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan
    • Expand active recreation and amenities along Buffalo and Brays Bayous
    • Develop Pineview Triangle Park as a pilot pocket park
    • Advocate for the development of new parks in underserved areas 
    • Advocate for outdoor exercise equipment at public facilities and open spaces 


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