Helping Houston Neighborhoods Thrive 50/50 Park Partners Community Engagement

Helping Houston Neighborhoods Thrive50/50 Park Partners Community Engagement
Community engagement is one of the three founding principles for 50/50 Park Partners with the goal of creating improvements, projects, and volunteer support that are responsive to the community.

To achieve this goal, the lead organizations behind 50/50 Park Partners connect with community groups, leaders, and residents to create a series of virtual listening sessions and develop a personalized outreach plan..

We work with City of Houston Council Members to identify existing community groups and meetings so that people who use the identified 50/50 parks the most have the opportunity to give input.

How does a Community Listening Session work?

Each session may be different, but will have a similar set of standards to ensure people who attend learn what the 50/50 Parks Partners initiative is, have the opportunity to discuss how the park currently operates and serves the community, and identify assets need the most help.

Potential projects will be shown for consideration based on previous assessments by Houston Parks and Recreation Department. Together, the community will help chose projects to be considered.

Following the Community Listening Session, 50/50 Park Partners will work to determine the final list of project(s) in coordination with the community to provide a corresponding timeline for improvements. 

50/50 Park Partners look forward to working with each community to help make these critical improvements to beloved neighborhood parks.

Upcoming Community Listening Sessions

This page will be updated as Community Listening Sessions are scheduled. Questions about any of the Community Listening Sessions? Email [email protected] for more information.

Forest West Park Community Listening Session

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 6:00 PM

50/50 Park Partners joins the Central Northwest Super Neighborhood for a Community Listening Session on Forest West Park to discuss potential future improvements.

Check back soon on details for how to RSVP for the meeting.

To take the survey, click here.

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS FOR FIRST ROUND OF PARKS

All community listening sessions for the first round of 50/50 parks have taken place. Please access recordings below.

Love Park

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 50/50 Park Partners held a virtual Community Listening Session to gather feedback on existing conditions of Love Park and listen to community input on potential future improvements.

Love Park Community Listening Session

E.P. Hill Park

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners participated in the Sunnyside Complete Community’s monthly meeting to host a virtual Community Listening Session and gather input on potential future improvements to E.P. Hill Park.

E.P. Hill Park Community Listening Session Recording

Start the video at the 1 hour and 2 minutes (1:02:22) mark for the Community Listening Session.

Tuffly Park

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners participated in the Kashmere Gardens Complete Community’s monthly meeting to host a virtual Community Listening Session and gather input on potential future improvements to Tuffly Park.

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, a second listening session was hosted by the Greater Fifth Ward Super Neighborhood to gather additional input on Tuffly Park.

Mayfair Park

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners participated in the Fort Bend-Houston Complete Community’s monthly meeting to host a virtual Community Listening Session and gather input on potential future improvements to Mayfair Park.

Mayfair Park Community Listening Session Recording

Start the video at the 24 minute and 12 seconds (21:12) mark for the Community Listening Session.

Harwin Park

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners participated in the Alief-Westwood Complete Community meeting for a virtual Community Listening Session to gather input on potential future improvements to Harwin Park.

Harwin Park Community Listening Session Recording in Spanish  

Harwin Park Community Listening Session Recording in English

Forum Park Community Listening Session

On Thursday, February 4, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners participated in the Alief-Westwood Complete Community meeting for a virtual Community Listening Session to gather input on potential future improvements for Forum Park.

Forum Park Community Listening Session Recording in Spanish

Forum Park Community Listening Session Presentation Slideshow in English*

*This session was not recorded in English.

Note: Start the video at the 13 minutes and 28 seconds (13:28) for the 50/50 Park Partners Community Listening Session.

Langwood Park Community Listening Session

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners hosted a Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Langwood Park.

Langwood Park Community Listening Session Recording in English

Langwood Park Community Listening Session Recording in Spanish

Nieto Park Community Listening Session

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners hosted a Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Nieto Park.

Nieto Park Community Listening Session Recording in English

Nieto Park Community Listening Session Recording in Spanish

Dow Park Community Listening Session

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners hosted a Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Dow Park.

Dow Park Community Listening Session Recording

Bendwood Park Community Listening Session

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners hosted a Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Bendwood Park.

Bendwood Park Community Listening Session Recording

Freeway Manor Park Listening Session

On Tuesday, March 30, 50/50 Park Partners hosted a Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Freeway Manor Park.

Freeway Manor Park Community Listening Session Recording in English

Freeway Manor Park Community Listening Session Recording in Spanish

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS FOR SECOND ROUND PARKS

Cliff Tuttle Park Community Listening Session

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 50/50 Park Partners participated in the Denver Harbor Civic Association’s monthly meeting to host a community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Cliff Tuttle Park.

To view a copy of the presentation, click here.

To view a recording of the presentation, click here.

Take the survey here!

Grimes Park Virtual Community Listening Session

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners participated in the Sunnyside Complete Community’s monthly meeting to host a community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Grimes Park.

To view a recording of the presentation, click here.

To view a copy of the presentation, click here.

Take the survey here!

Aaron Ledet Park Community Listening Session

On Monday, November 22, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners hosted a Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Aron Ledet Park.

The meeting was held in-person at the White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine Dr., Houston, TX 77088.

A recorded version of the presentation will be posted soon.

To view a copy of the presentation, click here.

Take the survey here!

Simon Minchen Park Virtual Community Listening Session

On Wednesday, December 1, 50/50 Park Partners hosted a virtual Community Listening Session on Simon Minchen Park to discuss potential future improvements.

To view a recording of the meeting in English, click here.

To view a recording of the meeting in Spanish, click here.

To view a copy of the presentation, click here.

Take the survey here!

Oak Meadow Park Community Listening Session

On Thursday, December 8, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners hosted an in-person Community Listening Session on Oak Meadow Park to discuss potential future improvements.

The meeting was held in-person at Forest Oaks Baptist Church, 1845 Forest Oaks Dr., Houston TX 77017.

To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.

Take the survey here!

Briarbend Park Virtual Community Listening Session

On Sunday, December 12, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners joined the Charnwood Civic Club meeting for a virtual Community Listening Session on Briarbend Park to discuss potential future improvements.

To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.

To view a recap of this meeting click here.

Take the survey here!

Braeburn Glen Park Virtual Community Listening Session

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners will host a virtual Community Listening Session on Braeburn Glen Park to discuss potential future improvements.

To view a recording of the meeting in English, click here.

To view a recording of the meeting in Spanish, click here.

To view a copy of the presentation, click here.

Take the survey here!

Hidalgo Park Virtual Community Listening Session

On Thursday, December 16, 2021, 50/50 Park Partners joined the Manchester-Magnolia Park Complete Community meeting for a virtual Community Listening Session on Hidalgo Park to discuss potential future improvements.

To view a recording of the meeting in English, click here.

To view a recording of the meeting in Spanish, click here.

To view a copy of the presentation, click here.

Take the survey here!

Scenic Woods Park Virtual Community Listening Session

On Monday, January 10, 2022, 50/50 Park Partners joined the Fontaine Place and Scenic Woods Civic Club for a virtual Community Listening Session on Scenic Woods Park to discuss potential future improvements.

To view a copy of the presentation, click here.

Take the survey here!

Tanglewilde Park Virtual Community Listening Session

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 50/50 Park Partners hosted a virtual Community Listening Session on Tanglewilde Park to discuss potential future improvements.

To view a recording of the meeting in English, click here.

A recording of the presentation in Spanish will be posted soon.

To view a copy of the presentation, click here.

Take the survey here!

Questions or Comments?

If you were unable to attend a Community Listening Session for a 50/50 park, or you have additional input, please email [email protected] with the name of the park in the title of the email.

Recordings in Spanish

Live interpreting is intended to facilitate communication and understanding, and only the original language version can be used on record. Please contact Houston Parks Board if you plan to quote our interpreted version or use it for other legal, literary, or scholarly purposes. 

Grabaciones en español

La interpretación en vivo existe para facilitar la comunicación y el entendimiento, y sólo la versión en el idioma original puede utilizarse oficialmente. Por favor comuníquese con Houston Parks Board si planea citar nuestra versión interpretada o usarla para otros propósitos legales, literarios o académicos.

Click here to visit our frequently asked questions section about the 50/50 Park Partners initiative.

FAQs

Download our 50/50 brochure here.

50/50 Brochure

50/50 Park Partners is an initiative led by Houston Parks Board, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and Greater Houston Partnership.