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Hogg Bird Sanctuary

1 Westcott St, Houston, TX 77007

Hogg Bird Sanctuary at Memorial Park is a special place in Houston that is home to many animal and bird species year-round. The site also serves as a fly-over stopping point for migratory birds.

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2018 Reforestation Project

Based on an in-depth programming study conducted in 2016, various projects are being implemented according to recommendations from the Hogg Bird Sanctuary Steering Committee. The steering committee was led by the Houston Parks Board, Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Memorial Park Conservancy. The Memorial Park Conservancy’s Master Plan for Hogg Bird Sanctuary was used as a starting point. Throughout the programming study, public comment was sought and considered. The community’s involvement in the project is appreciated.

Project Timeline:

- Winter 2018: Selective mulching and clearing of invasive species to prepare for reforestation of Hogg Bird Sanctuary

- Spring 2018: Native tree planting to begin the reforestation process. Additional work includes drainage, trails and a new pollinator garden.

- Summer - Fall 2018: Selective herbicide of remaining invasive plants

- Winter 2019: Reforestation seedling plantings will occur every three to four years, beginning winter of 2019

Community Outreach

May 2016 Public Update Meeting
Monday, May 9, 2016

Using the Memorial Park Conservancy’s Master Plan for Hogg Bird Sanctuary as a starting point, a steering committee led by the Houston Parks Board, Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Memorial Park Conservancy conducted additional research with consultant Design Workshop.

Considering the ecological significance of Hogg Bird Sanctuary, an appropriate balance between human activity and habitat has been developed. The research and planned improvements were presented at a public update meeting held on Monday, May 9, 2016.

Download a copy of the presentation here.


March 2017 Public Update Meeting
Monday, April 3, 2017

In support of the Memorial Park Master Plan, the Houston Parks Board led a committee to conduct an in-depth programming study of Hogg Bird Sanctuary during 2016. Based on the study's results, a set of projects were recommended by the Hogg Bird steering committee and endorsed by the Memorial Park Standards committee. Please join us as we share designs for the recommended improvements to Hogg Bird Sanctuary: