Oak Forest Park Revitalization
2100 Judiway, Houston, TX 77018
The namesake park for Oak Forest, Houston’s 3rd largest neighborhood, is home to an architecturally recognized pool building, tennis courts with free children’s summer tennis lessons, a play structure, and half-court basketball. Each of these wonderful amenities has worn over time. By improving Oak Forest Park, which was acquired by the city in 1951, it is the hope of the residents to foster the growing sense of community and health in the neighborhood for decades to come.
The key initiative is to build a playground for all - the first accessible, inclusive playground for all levels of ability located within the central northwest Houston communities. Oak Forest Park and others in the area present challenges for children and adults with disabilities due to an absence of accessible playground equipment.
The first phase of the park revitalization at the tennis/basketball court area has been fully funded through community efforts as well as District C funds allocated by Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen, City Council Member for District C. A new mesh windscreen will be added, the basketball court will be restriped, dual height water fountains with dog bowls and new benches with donor plaques have been added. Contributions for the current phase will support the More Than 1Way 2Play campaign for an inclusive, accessible playground. The playground area, once funded, will feature new picnic tables (including ADA) and park benches with donor recognition plaques, engraved pavers forming the Pathway to Play leading to the new playground, with keystone recognition near the entry for major gifts, a shaded area, and a painted art tile installation.
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News and Updates
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Click here for information about the Pennies for our Playground launch event on February 19.
For questions and more information:
Friends of Oak Forest Park: FriendsOfOakForestPark@yahoo.com
Elyssa Horvath 832.771.8030; Kendall Spangler Kendall.Spangler@gmail.com
Houston Parks Board: Tina Clayton: 713.942.8500 x 43 tina [at] houstonparksboard [dot] org