Emancipation Park

Throughout its 140-year history, Emancipation Park has served as a gathering place for Juneteenth celebrations and stands as a monument of hope in the Third Ward and the City of Houston. In early 2017, a $33.6 million park improvement project was completed by the OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ#7) and City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD).

Enhancements include an updated gym, community center and pool, a new stage for cultural performances, a baseball field and outdoor fountain, and community and public art features. The foundation has granted a total of $3 million to Emancipation Park including a $2 million grant in 2012 to renovate the existing historic pool house and shade structures and, in 2017, committed another $1 million to the park’s conservancy to further programming and operations matching a $250,000 challenge grant by H-E-B.

The park was officially re-dedicated with a public ceremony of events on June 17, 2017. In partnership with HPARD, Emancipation Park Conservancy schedules and produces programs in the park that serve the community.

Emancipation Park Conservancy

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