Urban Green Space — News and Press Releases

Date Title/Source Organization Category
06-03-2024 How the Philanthropy of Nancy and Rich Kinder Has Shaped Houston — Houstonia , ,
05-22-2024 Award-Winning Design Firm Selected to Lead Historic Renovation of Houston’s MacGregor Park
05-17-2024 Landscape architect shares vision for MacGregor Park’s $54 million renovation plan — Houston Chronicle
02-01-2024 Persons of the Year – Philanthropy: Richard Kinder — InTown Magazine , ,
12-13-2023 MacGregor Park, an iconic space in Houston, due for a $54 million renovation — Houston Chronicle
12-13-2023 Kinder Foundation makes catalyst gift of $27M for MacGregor Park’s $54M transformation — Houston Business Journal
12-13-2023 Historic MacGregor Park to Receive Long-Planned Improvements Based on Community Feedback
11-06-2023 Tall Stories 382: Memorial Park, Houston — The Urbanist
10-07-2023 Houston deserves better parks. Here’s how to pay for them. (Opinion) — Houston Chronicle
10-04-2023 Trees For Houston opens new Kinder Campus with official ribbon cutting ceremony and sneak peek of the building
10-02-2023 Trees for Houston opens new, $9M campus in Garden Oaks — Houston Chronicle
09-29-2023 Houston residents willing to pay more for city parks, Rice Kinder Institute survey shows
09-20-2023 SPARK announces 40th year celebration with $10 million campaign to build/ “reSPARK” 40 school parks in four years in the Greater Houston area
08-04-2023 The Rebirth of Houston’s Giant but Ailing Memorial Park — Metropolis
06-19-2023 Reflections on the opening of Memorial Park’s Kinder Land Bridge and the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Prairie
04-02-2023 Thomas Woltz, Bard of the Soil — Town & Country Magazine
03-30-2023 Hear from some of the women who founded Discovery Green
03-07-2023 Maggie Gordon: Two-day walk along Buffalo Bayou East reveals need for community connection — Houston Landing
03-06-2023 New amenities advance at Willow Waterhole as talks continue over adjacent music venue — Community Impact
02-24-2023 Kinder Foundation grants $2M to create Discovery Green endowment — Houston Business Journal
02-24-2023 Kinder Foundation Initiates an Endowment Fund for Discovery Green®
02-18-2023 Little-known Halls Bayou to transform with nearly 600-tree reforestation effort — Houston Chronicle
02-17-2023 Future Highways Must Look Like This — Architectural Digest
02-14-2023 Houston just covered part of its highway with a massive park — Fast Company
02-10-2023 Houston’s New Land Bridge at Memorial Park Has Everyone Talking — Texas Highways
02-10-2023 Houston land bridge opens in Memorial Park with Biggest Picnic in Texas — Houston Chronicle
02-03-2023 Three Houston Parks Team Up To Bring Back Jazzy Sundays In The Parks , ,
01-28-2023 There’s a world to discover at this ‘gem’ in downtown Houston — Houston Chronicle
09-26-2022 Buffalo Bayou Partnership Announces Kinder Foundation’s $100M Catalyst Gift to Accelerate Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan
09-25-2022 Houston philanthropists Nancy & Rich Kinder give $100 million to expand Buffalo Bayou Park eastward — Houston Chronicle
09-23-2022 Meet the couple behind Houston’s $281M transformation through new park amenities and green spaces — Houston Chronicle , , , , , ,
08-03-2022 Buffalo Bayou Partnership Unveils New Cleanup Boat
06-09-2022 Houston Parks Board Celebrates Groundbreaking of Final Brays Bayou Greenway Trail Segment
05-09-2022 New segment of Sims Bayou Greenway now complete and open — Houston Chronicle
05-02-2022 Construction Complete on New Segment of Sims Bayou Greenway
04-26-2022 New Projects Breathing New Life into 3 Treasured Houston Green Spaces — Greater Houston Partnership
04-17-2022 How a Houston flood control project bloomed into a greenspace with trails, fishing pier and dog park — Houston Chronicle
04-14-2022 Trees For Houston breaks ground on new Kinder Campus in Oak Forest, greatly expanding its capacity to serve the Houston community
03-28-2022 Memorial Park eastbound tunnel opens to traffic — KHOU-TV
03-28-2022 Memorial Park tunnels open to eastbound drivers, marking new milestone in park’s transformation — Houston Chronicle
03-23-2022 First phase of Memorial Drive tunnels set to open — Houston Business Journal
02-05-2022 Houstonians and their pets join Nancy and Rich Kinder for Memorial Park Land Bridge preview party — Houston Chronicle
11-01-2021 Trails, amenities, expansion planned for Willow Waterhole Greenway in 2022-23, conservancy group announces — Community Impact
09-09-2021 Memorial Park land bridge takes big step forward with new tunnels — Houston Chronicle
08-20-2021 Mavis Staples to headline rescheduled free concert series in Houston parks — Houston Chronicle Preview , ,
07-23-2021 Memorial Park land bridge project to bring new views to Houston — Click2Houston.com
07-01-2021 Artificial lake fulfills many roles in a new Houston park — Civil Engineering Source (ASCE)
05-26-2021 Bayou Greenways Park opens this week as part of master plan for greener Houston — Houston Chronicle
04-22-2021 Trees for Houston has planted 600,000 trees. Now, the nonprofit is growing with a new campus. — Houston Chronicle
04-22-2021 Trees For Houston announces plans for new, permanent campus, expanding capacity to serve constituents
04-14-2021 Introducing Discovery Green’s new playground
02-01-2021 Houston philanthropists donate $5 million to SPARK Park effort — Houston Chronicle
01-13-2021 SPARK PARKS INCREASE PARK ACCESS IN HOUSTON: Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation lead support to expand park equity
09-27-2020 How the Kinder Foundation makes parks happen — Houston Chronicle ,
08-20-2020 Discovery Green receives a $12 million upgrade and a glowing gateway — Houston Chronicle
08-05-2020 ‘An audacious idea’: Construction begins on Memorial Park land bridge — Houston Chronicle
07-16-2020 Memorial Park unveils the highly anticipated, 100-acre Eastern Glades — Houston Chronicle
03-09-2020 SPARK receives $5 million from Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation to build and improve parks at 30 Houston-area schools ,
02-28-2020 Houston 2030 — Houston CityBook ,
02-17-2020 Bayou Greenways project nears the end with Bun B and a bike parade — Houston Chronicle
02-07-2020 Building the Bayou Greenways: Greens Bayou
02-06-2020 Massive $220 Million Green Project Aims to Make Houston More Beautiful — and Less Car Dependent — PaperCity
12-17-2019 Uptown Houston President John Breeding talks transit, infrastructure and the pedestrian experience — Houston Chronicle
12-13-2019 Public Space Philanthropy is Having a Moment — Barrons
11-07-2019 Building the Bayou Greenways: Conservation and Maintenance
10-25-2019 Nonprofit behind Buffalo Bayou Park plans its next project in east Houston — Houston Business Journal
10-16-2019 New theater, Discovery Green offer HSPVA students more exposure — Houston Chronicle , ,
10-15-2019 How Houston’s Bayou Trails Are Designed To Flood — Houston Public Media
10-07-2019 Building the Bayou Greenways: White Oak Bayou ,
09-25-2019 Discovery Green named one of America’s Great Places — Houston Chronicle
08-26-2019 Building the Bayou Greenways: Hunting Bayou
07-15-2019 Building the Bayou Greenways: Sims Bayou
06-28-2019 Building Boom: Multimillion-dollar park renovations spark development along Allen Parkway — Houston Business Journal
06-26-2019 Gold and Silver Medalists Announced for 2019 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence — Metropolis
06-16-2019 How Small, Metal Markers Aim To Improve Safety On Houston’s Bayou Trails — Houston Public Media
06-10-2019 SPARKing Change in Houston’s Park Deserts , ,
06-08-2019 4 New Hike And Bike Trails Open In Houston As Part Of Bayou Greenways 2020 Project — Houston Public Media
06-07-2019 Building the Bayou Greenways: Brays Bayou
05-31-2019 Memorial Park masterminds reveal new timeline for game-changing master plan — CultureMap Houston
05-30-2019 Bayou Greenways 2020 Linking Parks, Adding Trails, Transforming Underused Land By Houston Waterways — Forbes
05-23-2019 In Houston, a Resilient Public Greenspace Reconnects “the Bayou City” to the Neglected Waterway Where It Was Founded — Metropolis ,
05-16-2019 Houston Just Got Three New Bayou Greenways Trails — Houstonia Magazine
04-01-2019 Downtown’s Discovery Green blooms with prestigious statewide honor — CultureMap
03-05-2019 Conservation, Recreation A Balancing Act For Memorial Park Renewal In Houston — Forbes
02-26-2019 Buffalo Bayou Park Named as Finalist for Design Award — Architectural Digest
02-25-2019 Dominique Sachse and Houston’s A-listers go green at beloved park’s gala — CultureMap
02-22-2019 Beloved urban Houston park blooms with national design award nomination — CultureMap
02-13-2019 Record crowds attend Memorial Park Conservancy’s “Picnic for the Park” at the Forest Club — Houston Chronicle
02-13-2019 Five Finalists Announced for 2019 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence — Metropolis
02-12-2019 New Memorial Park Master Plan Gets a Forest Club Boost — PaperCity
02-07-2019 Discovery Green launches $12 million renovation — Houston Chronicle
02-07-2019 Houston’s Showcase Downtown Park is Getting a $12 Million Makeover — a New Discovery Green is Coming — PaperCity
01-28-2019 Houstonians Will Be Able to Bike and Walk 150 Miles of New Trails in 2020 — Houstonia Magazine
01-15-2019 Astronomical silt removal completed in Buffalo Bayou Park in 2018
12-14-2018 Opinion: Landscape architecture in 2018 provided a bold vision for our shared built environment — Dezeen.com
12-12-2018 Reviving Memorial Park from the ground up — Houston Chronicle
10-24-2018 The Greening of Houston: Q&A with Park Visionary Guy Hagstette — Realty News Report , , ,
10-12-2018 What to expect on the new walking path in Houston’s Memorial Park — Houston Chronicle
10-11-2018 Memorial Park opens trail extension, making it an even 3-mile loop; showcases amenities — KPRC Channel 2
10-11-2018 Memorial Park makeover means 150 new parking spaces, updated trail, and more perks — CultureMap
09-23-2018 How Greening Strategies Are Displacing Minorities in Post-Harvey Houston — The Nature of Cities , , , , ,
09-19-2018 How new bayou trails are connecting ‘forgotten’ Houston — Houston Chronicle
09-12-2018 A Tour on the Red Line to the Near Northside: A National Model for Community-Based, Comprehensive Planning — OffCite , ,
09-04-2018 Zombie trees invade Houston landscapes — Houston Chronicle
08-30-2018 Houston Is A Tech City, Just Different Than Austin, Dallas — BisNow.com
08-23-2018 Houston Is the New Capital Of Southern Cool — GQ , ,
07-20-2018 Is Houston Finally Making a Place for Its Public? — Houstonia Magazine , ,
07-02-2018 Houston needs more parks. Are school playgrounds the answer? — Houston Chronicle
06-18-2018 To build a Trinity Park, Dallas should learn from Houston’s Buffalo Bayou — The Dallas Morning News ,
06-15-2018 Houston Arboretum’s new savanna trail opens Friday — Houston Chronicle
06-14-2018 ULI Case Study: Buffalo Bayou Park — Urban Land Institute
06-12-2018 The end of the school year includes the dedication of five new SPARK parks
06-12-2018 Urban parks are changing the landscape and lifestyles of U.S. cities ,
06-01-2018 Kinder Foundation names Sarah Newbery as Director of Parks
05-07-2018 A Vintage Cistern By The Bayou In Houston Pairs Art And Infrastructure — Forbes
05-03-2018 How Four U.S. Cities Are Using Public Space to Revitalize Neighborhoods, Add Resilience – Urban Land Magazine — Urban Land Magazine
04-28-2018 A green gift — Houston Chronicle
04-26-2018 Kinder Foundation Donates $70M for Houston’s Memorial Park — U.S. News & World Report
04-25-2018 Houston, prepare for a whole new Memorial Park thanks to massive $70 million gift — CultureMap Houston
04-25-2018 Memorial Park To Be Transformed By $70 Million Gift — Houston Public Media
04-25-2018 Kinder Foundation gives record-breaking $70M for Memorial Park transformation — Houston Business Journal
04-25-2018 Memorial Park accelerates visionary plan with $70 million gift from Kinder Foundation
04-25-2018 Kinders pledge $70 million to fast-track Memorial Park restoration — Houston Chronicle
04-25-2018 Kinder Foundation donates $70 million to help improve Houston’s Memorial Park — ABC 13
04-25-2018 Neighborhoods are embracing the benefits of the bayou greenways and life along the bayou
04-15-2018 Discovery Green marks 10th anniversary — Houston Chronicle
04-06-2018 SPARK Parks across the city offer outdoor recreation for schools and communities alike ,
03-23-2018 Everybody’s Invited to Discovery Green’s Tenth Birthday Celebration on April 15 — Houston Press
03-02-2018 The Power of 10 — Downtown Magazine
03-01-2018 In the heart of Houston: 10 things we love about Discovery Green — ABC-13
02-14-2018 Bayou City Music Series debuts in Spring 2018 at Discovery Green, Emancipation Park, and Buffalo Bayou Park , ,
02-14-2018 Discovery Green to host kickoff of Bayou City Music Series on March 1 — Houston Chronicle
01-10-2018 Buffalo Bayou Partnership plots Johnny Steele Dog Park’s comeback later this spring — Houston Chronicle
01-08-2018 Katy ISD Briefs — Houston Chronicle Neighborhood (Katy)
12-22-2017 How Disaster Charity Can Pivot to Sustainable Philanthropy — New York Times ,
12-19-2017 Planting roots: a SPARK Park Desert Initiative update
12-14-2017 Katy ISD Franz Elementary celebrates new SPARK park — Katy News
11-27-2017 SPARK parks open at Pasadena schools — Houston Chronicle
11-22-2017 Bayou City’s philanthropic legacy — Houston Chronicle , ,
11-22-2017 Houston undergoing a green-space renaissance — Houston Chronicle
11-20-2017 Reluctant billionaire steps out of his comfort zone to help raise record amount for vital hospital — PaperCity Magazine , ,
11-14-2017 ULI Global Award for Excellence: Buffalo Bayou Park — Urban Land Institute
11-12-2017 Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale — New York Times
10-09-2017 U.S. Mayors Agree: Everyone Needs a Great Park Within a 10-Minute Walk — Huffington Post
10-03-2017 Strong public-private partnerships key to rebuilding after Harvey , , ,
10-01-2017 Strong public-private partnerships key to rebuilding after Harvey — Houston Chronicle , ,
09-19-2017 SPARK park improvements slated for west side school — Houston Chronicle
08-29-2017 Buffalo Bayou Park and designing a resilient future for Houston — Curbed , ,
08-04-2017 What the Sunset Coffee Building can teach us about Houston history — Houston Chronicle
07-26-2017 City to spend $450K for 1.5 acres of park land for southwest Houston — Houston Chronicle ,
07-10-2017 The Rededication of Historic Emancipation Park
06-20-2017 Emancipation Avenue a home for economic dreams in Third Ward — Houston Chronicle ,
06-19-2017 Gray Matters: Does Houston have enough parks to go around? — Houston Chronicle , , ,
06-17-2017 Houston’s green revolution sets free the blossom of Emancipation Park — Houston Chronicle
06-13-2017 Emancipation: New Building and Landscape Raises Profile of Houston’s Oldest Park — Off Cite ,
06-01-2017 “From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park”
05-25-2017 Houston’s Oldest Park Debuts Its $33.6 Million Renovation — Houstonia Magazine ,
02-17-2017 Accessible parks — Houston Chronicle , , ,
02-04-2017 Super Bowl shining spotlight on Houston park success story — Houston Chronicle
01-30-2017 A Changing Houston Puts Its Best Face Forward as Super Bowl Nears — Wall Street Journal
01-23-2017 The Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park — Houstonia Magazine
01-23-2017 Buffalo Bayou Wasn’t Always a Walk in the Park — Houstonia Magazine
01-10-2017 Local park conservancy to get $2M from Kinder Foundation, H-E-B, endowment — Houston Business Journal
01-10-2017 Emancipation Park project gets additional $2 million — Houston Chronicle
01-09-2017 The Emancipation Park Conservancy Receives Multi-Year Financial Commitment from the Kinder Foundation and Houston Endowment
01-04-2017 Start the New Year off right: Take a walk in Houston’s most distinctive new park — CultureMap
12-29-2016 The time to start building Houston 2036 is now — Houston Chronicle , , , , , ,
12-09-2016 Houston’s Secret Underground Super Bowl Art: Historic Relic Serves as the Eerie Setting — Paper City ,
12-08-2016 Two-mile trail extension on White Oak Bayou Greenway opens Friday — Houston Chronicle
12-01-2016 Dallas’ Trinity River Park will be massive, looks a lot like Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park — Houston Chronicle
12-01-2016 Downtown illuminated: winter art at Discovery Green
11-14-2016 Groups provide ‘spark’ to create park — Houston Chronicle
11-01-2016 Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern , , ,
11-01-2016 Buffalo Bayou Cistern about to light up — Houston Chronicle
10-13-2016 New park gives Westchase families reason to cheer — Houston Chronicle
09-21-2016 $5 million gift to fund 30 SPARK parks around Houston — Houston Chronicle
09-21-2016 SPARK receives record donation of $5 million to invest in ‘park deserts’ throughout the Houston region
08-02-2016 Paradise under the expressway — Curbed
05-04-2016 Google launches new views of Houston parks — Houston Chronicle ,
04-08-2016 Houston’s Wealth Drives A Culture Of Philanthropy — Forbes , ,
04-01-2016 Houston Parks Board hires a nationally known president — Houston Chronicle
03-11-2016 Ups and Downs (green space) — Houston Chronicle , ,
03-10-2016 Houston stakes a claim as the nation’s Emerald City — Houston Chronicle , ,
02-15-2016 Houston City Parks “Hidden Gems”: Inside some must-see green spaces — KTRK ABC 13
02-11-2016 36 Hours in Houston — New York Times
02-05-2016 Kinder Foundation Director of Parks and Civic Projects to join panel discussion at The Cultural Landscape Foundation conference
01-21-2016 Houston’s Big Green Transformation — Huffington Post ,
01-11-2016 Kinder Foundation brings high-level players on board — Houston Business Journal ,
01-11-2016 6 Cities Designing for Health — YES Magazine
12-02-2015 BORN ON THE BAYOU: Houston’s $215 million Bayou Greenways project shows progress. — The Architect's Newspaper ,
11-20-2015 Houston Goes Global With New World-Class Parks And Bayous — Forbes , ,
11-09-2015 Record-breaking Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala celebrates new park and those who made it happen — CultureMap
10-07-2015 The Texas Miracle wasn’t just economic; it was philanthropic — Philanthropy Roundtable , ,
10-06-2015 Partying starts early, goes late for official opening of $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park — CultureMap
10-04-2015 Buffalo Bayou becomes prime city destination — Houston Chronicle
10-03-2015 Photos: Buffalo Bayou Park Grand Opening — KHOU Channel 11
10-03-2015 Buffalo Bayou Park marks completion
10-02-2015 Editorial: Buffalo Bayou — Houston Chronicle
10-01-2015 Buffalo Bayou Park gives Houstonians a new perspective on the city — Houston Chronicle
09-23-2015 Green Acres — Texas Monthly , , ,
09-22-2015 Walk in the park at Lost Lake reserved for donors and partners at $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park — CultureMap Houston
09-18-2015 America’s city rankings set for Texas-sized shake up; Houston to edge past Chicago — Reuters
08-13-2015 Allen Parkway renovations to widen bayou park access — Your Houston News
08-01-2015 Ups and Downs (Buffalo Bayou Park) — Houston Chronicle
07-15-2015 Maravilloso! at Discovery Green
06-18-2015 The Emancipation Park project marks a special place in the celebration of Juneteenth — Houston Chronicle
05-28-2015 Bayou park weathers flood well, but grand opening delayed — Houston Chronicle
05-14-2015 How to make sure philanthropy pays off , , ,
05-04-2015 Discovery Green marks its 7th birthday
04-12-2015 Celebrity music legend builds the anticipation for The Art Car Parade: Close encounters with a star — CultureMap
04-05-2015 First ‘Bayou Greenway Day’ highlights Houston’s waterways — Houston Chronicle
03-31-2015 “Buffalo Bayou’s Back” — Buffalo Bayou Park complete in June 2015
03-29-2015 As the Buffalo Bayou Partnership finishes projects, it presses on with others — Houston Chronicle
03-28-2015 Why Houston is spending millions to take a walk in the park — Houston Business Journal , ,
03-03-2015 Rich and Nancy Kinder open up on foundation’s biggest projects — Houston Business Journal , , , ,
02-27-2015 What Dallas can learn from Houston’s Buffalo Bayou for the Trinity River project — Dallas Morning News
11-20-2014 Construction Progress on Emancipation Park
11-11-2014 Conde Nast – Is Houston the New ‘It’ City? — Conde Nast ,
11-05-2014 Construction Progress on Emancipation Park
08-23-2014 Noted restaurateurs take their talent down by the bayou — Houston Chronicle
07-29-2014 Private Event Space and ‘Grab and Go’ Planned at Buffalo Bayou Park
07-25-2014 The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston — StreetsBlog USA
05-30-2014 Loving freeways: Free Press Summer Fest reveals an embrace of Houston’s sky-high roads — Houston Chronicle
05-14-2014 Cities try to restore wildness to urban rivers — Wall Street Journal/Associated Press
03-25-2014 Recapture the vision: Buffalo Bayou Park needs the historic Allen Parkway, not the speedway it has become — Houston Chronicle
12-12-2013 Running Notebook: Buffalo Bayou project adds asphalt trail — Houston Chronicle
11-20-2013 Have you been seen on the green? In its fifth year, park draws growing crowds — Houston Chronicle
11-09-2013 A vision of green for Houston — Your Houston News
11-04-2013 Houston Parks Get $50-Million to Create New Green Space — Chronicle of Philanthropy
11-03-2013 Friends of Emancipation Park hope renovation revitalizes neighborhood — Houston Chronicle
10-30-2013 Houston Philanthropists Donate $50-Million for Parks Project — The Chronicle of Philanthropy
10-28-2013 Mayor Parker leads groundbreaking $33M plan for Emancipation Park — examiner.com
10-25-2013 $33 Million Emancipation Park Renovation Project Will Celebrate the History of Oldest Park in the City of Houston
10-24-2013 King: Vision of parks, trails on bayou taking shape — Houston Chronicle
10-24-2013 Kinder Foundation Commits $50 Million to Houston Parks — Philanthropy News Digest
10-23-2013 Greenways projects underway as capital campaign begins — Houston Chronicle
10-23-2013 Kinders donate $50M to Houston’s Bayou Greenways project — Houston Business Journal
10-22-2013 Green for Greenspace: Rich and Nancy Kinder donate $50 million to ambitious parks plan — CultureMap
10-22-2013 Rich and Nancy Kinder Announce Plans to Donate $50 Million to Houston Parks Board for Bayou Greenways 2020 Project
10-16-2013 $50 million donation, maintenance pact to boost greenways project — Houston Chronicle
05-11-2013 Buffalo Bayou Park: a green urban gem in the works — Houston Chronicle
05-05-2013 Discovery Green keeps giving city a fresh image — Houston Chronicle
05-05-2013 Mandel, Hagstette: Houston parks enjoy a resurgence — Houston Chronicle
03-17-2013 Historic Emancipation Park overhaul is just part of the plan to reenergize the Third Ward — CultureMap
11-20-2012 Fund drive seeks to enhance Jaycee Park ‘oasis’ — Houston Chronicle
10-15-2012 Philanthropy on the Green — Philanthropy Magazine ,
10-05-2012 10 Great public spaces that set a city apart – slide show (Buffalo Bayou) — USA Today
10-04-2012 American Planning Association Designates Buffalo Bayou a Top 10 Great Public Space for 2012
10-03-2012 Planning group honors Buffalo Bayou as ‘great public space’ — Houston Chronicle
07-06-2012 Shovels ready to turn in Buffalo Bayou Park — Houston Chronicle
07-03-2012 Mayor Parker Makes Juneteenth Announcement About Donations for Renovation of Emancipation Park
06-30-2012 Multi-million dollar project to transform section of Buffalo Bayou — ABC 13 News
06-21-2012 Sweet Juneteenth: Mayor Park announces $33.6 million plan to renovate Emancipation Park — CultureMap
12-20-2011 Buffalo Bayou Park Project Achieves Milestone; Groundbreaking Set for Mid-2012
12-16-2011 Project to transfrom stretch of Buffalo Bayou into ‘jewel’ — Houston Chronicle
12-14-2011 Major Buffalo Bayou Park transformation gets green light from Houston Council — Houston Community Newspaper
10-12-2011 Residents can preview park improvements — Houston Chronicle
02-14-2011 Beautifying Buffalo Bayou — Houston Chronicle