Our Story

Our Story
We're Houston Parks Board, a nonprofit that works to connect all Houstonians through public green spaces.

We believe that all communities need parks. That's why our mission is to create, improve, protect, and advocate for parks for everyone. Parks play a critical part in the health, happiness, and economy of our city. But more than that, they're alive with possibilities for connection, growth, activity, and the imagination.

Since 1976, Houston Parks Board has invested over $258 million supporting over 250 parks and creating more than 14,000 acres of new parks and trails. By 2020, we’ll connect 150 miles of trails along Houston's major bayous to bring 1.5 million people within 1.5 miles of a greenway.

We work on projects, big and small, including Bayou Greenways 2020, community programs, studies of Houston’s parks, and care for existing parks. But we don't do it alone. Our staff works with the City of Houston, donors, volunteers, and park visitors like you to foster new possibilities and create a community for everyone’s future.


See how we are bringing our vision of parks and communities for everyone to life through our initiatives and work.

Our Initiatives

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