SPARK — News and Press Releases

Date Title/Source Organization Category
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
09-23-2022 Meet the couple behind Houston’s $281M transformation through new park amenities and green spaces — Houston Chronicle , , , , , ,
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
03-09-2020 SPARK receives $5 million from Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation to build and improve parks at 30 Houston-area schools ,
06-10-2019 SPARKing Change in Houston’s Park Deserts , ,
09-23-2018 How Greening Strategies Are Displacing Minorities in Post-Harvey Houston — The Nature of Cities , , , , ,
09-12-2018 A Tour on the Red Line to the Near Northside: A National Model for Community-Based, Comprehensive Planning — OffCite , ,
07-02-2018 Houston needs more parks. Are school playgrounds the answer? — Houston Chronicle
06-12-2018 The end of the school year includes the dedication of five new SPARK parks
01-08-2018 Katy ISD Briefs — Houston Chronicle Neighborhood (Katy)
12-19-2017 Planting roots: a SPARK Park Desert Initiative update
12-14-2017 Katy ISD Franz Elementary celebrates new SPARK park — Katy News
12-11-2017 School park now open to community at Memorial Parkway — Houston Chronicle
11-27-2017 SPARK parks open at Pasadena schools — Houston Chronicle
10-09-2017 U.S. Mayors Agree: Everyone Needs a Great Park Within a 10-Minute Walk — Huffington Post
09-19-2017 SPARK park improvements slated for west side school — Houston Chronicle
06-19-2017 Gray Matters: Does Houston have enough parks to go around? — Houston Chronicle , , ,
11-14-2016 Groups provide ‘spark’ to create park — 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