Memorial Park, 6501 Memorial, 77007
Memorial Park Golf Course Renovation
With $1.5 million in private funding and the impassioned leadership of its Memorial Park Golf Course Task Force, the Houston Parks Board helped restore the glory of the grande dame of Houston golf courses. The course reopened in 1995 after 13 months of reconstruction involving $4.2 million in course improvements by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. Private funds raised by the Houston Parks Board were used to expand the clubhouse and restaurant and establish a $150,000 building maintenance endowment.
The Vale-Asche Foundation Playground – Memorial Park
The Vale-Asche Foundation Playground was built as Houston’s first Playground Without Limits, and was dedicated on December 16, 2006. The Playgrounds Without Limits Campaign was created to address the play opportunity challenges faced by children with disabilities. Philanthropist Dr. Carolyn Farb serves as the chair for the project. The Houston Parks Board was retained to oversee the design and construction of the project.
Seymour Lieberman Running Trail
In 1991, the Houston Parks Board funded the renovation of the 2.93 mile running trail with decomposed granite and lighting.