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Annual Luncheon 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 11:30 - 1:00

Hermann Square at City Hall - 901 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002

Event Chairs - Marie Louise and David Kinder

We hope you will join us for the Houston Parks Board’s 2016 Annual Luncheon. As in the past, our event will be held in the great outdoors on Hermann Square in front of City Hall, a unique and beautiful setting for a special event that brings Houstonians together in celebration of our parks. Thanks to all of the excitement surrounding the amazing work being accomplished in our parks and along our bayous through Bayou Greenways 2020, we anticipate a sell-out crowd again this year.

The theme of this year’s luncheon is Connecting Neighborhoods, Transforming Houston. Bayou Greenways 2020 is not only making Houston a more beautiful and healthier place to be, it's also connecting neighborhoods to one another – and residents within neighborhoods to one another. 

To help us see our own city through different eyes, we will welcome a highly popular speaker to share his groundbreaking research on “biophilic cities” – that is, cities where people can connect with nature in ways that have a powerful connection on their physical and mental well-being. We hope you will join us to hear Timothy Beatley, the Professor of Sustainable Communities in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. We believe you will be inspired by all that he will share with us.