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ABOUT THE PARK

 

Levy Park has long been a hidden gem for the Upper Kirby District area. A premium public green space in the heart of inner-city Houston, Levy Park is currently undergoing a complete renovation that will create an active and vibrant gathering place for the immediate community and an entertainment and recreation destination for the City of Houston.

 

The Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the Upper Kirby District  Foundation,

(a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization focused on community and quality of life improvements) is funding over $12 million in public park amenities to transform Levy Park into a world-class urban space.

 

Redevelopment of the park will feature curated, year-round programming, native landscaping and botanical experiences, one of a kind children’s play, interactive water features, a performance pavilion, an event lawn, a community garden and dog park. read more »

 

OUR VISION

PERFORMANCE PAVILION

2000 SF Performance Stage
42000 SF Event Lawn
Seating for 3000
Donor Recognition Wall
Water Features

PROMENADE

Farmer’s Market Row
Informational Kiosks
Tree Topiary Elements
Public Restrooms

ACTIVITY LAWN

Arbor Structures
Flexible Seating and Tables
News Stand and Outdoor Reading Room
Outdoor Table Tennis
Putting Green

PLAYGROUND

Observation Deck
Interactive Garden
Performance Amphitheater
Climbing Wall
Interactive Water

DOG PARK

Small and Large Dog Play Areas
Double Gate Safety Features
Dog Water Features
Play Berms

COMMUNITY GARDENS

1200 SF Therapy Garden
Fruit Orchard
Individual ADA Accessible Beds
Teaching/Demonstration Arbor
Composting Facility and Tool Storage

Construction Timeline

 

Bid Opening
February 12, 2015

 

Ground Breaking
July 2016

 

Construction Duration
15 months

 

Grand Opening
December 3, 2016

 

Construction schedule is an estimate only and subject to either delay or expedition as construction progresses.

SUPPORT

Funding for the park’s redevelopment will be a public/private partnership. The Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority—a local government corporation—will manage the construction of the park and fund the improvements in part. The Upper Kirby District Foundation—a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit—will spearhead private fundraising.

 

A special thanks to the City of Houston’s Mayors Bill White and Annise Parker, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Joe Turner, Houston Endowment, Houston Galveston Area Council, The Project for Public Spaces and you for envisioning a park for all!

 

PARTNERS

CONTACT US

For more information, please contact Travis Younkin at travis@upperkirby.org or (713) 524-8000.

 

 

 

Levy Park will be located at 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX 77098