Construction Progress on Emancipation Park

Work continues by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department on the $33 million renovation of Emancipation Park, one of Houston’s most historically significant parks. Over the summer, the interior pool house was demolished; the old pool was removed and excavation began for the new pool; excavation began for the perimeter parking; and foundation work began on the recreation center and underground detention. A temporary walk has been installed so that community center patrons can safety access the building while construction continues.

The Kinder Foundation’s gift of $2 million focuses on renovations to the historical pool house and pool shade structure. Read more.