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 initiative with the goal of creating improvements, projects, and volunteer support that are responsive to the community.

To achieve this goal, 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 virtual 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 virtual Community Listening Sessions

Freeway Manor Park Community Listening Session: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 6:30 PM

50/50 Park Partners joins the Freeway Manor Civic Club for a Zoom Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Freeway Manor Park.

To register for the meeting, click here.

The meeting will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish. To hear the meeting in Spanish, download the free Zoom program at www.zoom.us.

Esta reunión se interpretará simultáneamente en español. Para escuchar la reunión en español, descargue el programa gratuito Zoom en www.zoom.us.

Langwood Park Community Listening Session: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM

50/50 Park Partners hosts a Zoom Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Langwood Park.

To register for the meeting, click here.

The meeting will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish. To hear the meeting in Spanish, download the free Zoom program at www.zoom.us.

Esta reunión se interpretará simultáneamente en español. Para escuchar la reunión en español, descargue el programa gratuito Zoom en www.zoom.us.

Nieto Park Community Listening Session: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM

50/50 Park Partners hosts a Zoom Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Nieto Park.

To register for the meeting, click here.

The meeting will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish. To hear the meeting in Spanish, download the free Zoom program at www.zoom.us.

Esta reunión se interpretará simultáneamente en español. Para escuchar la reunión en español, descargue el programa gratuito Zoom en www.zoom.us.

Tuffly Park Community Listening Session #2: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM

50/50 Park Partners joins the 5th Ward Super Neighborhood for a Zoom Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Tuffly Park. This is the second Community Listening Session for this park. For details on the first session, see below in “Previous Community Listening Sessions”.

To join the Zoom meeting, click here.

Dow Park Community Listening Session: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM

50/50 Park Partners joins the Glenbrook Valley Civic Club for a Zoom Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Dow Park.

To participate in the meeting, click here.

Bendwood Park Community Listening Session: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM

50/50 Park Partners hosts a Zoom Community Listening Session on potential future improvements to Bendwood Park.

To register for the meeting, click here.

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS

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 ideas and improvements.

Love Park Community Listening Session

Take the Love Park Survey before March 1st to have your input included.

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 improvement ideas 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.

Take the E.P. Hill Park Survey before March 1st to have your input included.

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 improvement ideas to Tuffly Park.

Tuffly Park Community Listening Session Recording

Take the Tuffly Park Survey before March 1st to have your input included.

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 improvement ideas 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.

Take the Mayfair Park Survey before March 1st to have your input included.

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 improvements to Harwin Park.

Harwin Park Community Listening Session Recording in Spanish  

Harwin Park Community Listening Session Recording in English

Take the Harwin Park Survey before March 1st to have your input included.

Forum Park Community Listening Session: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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 improvement ideas 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.

Take the Forum Park Survey before March 1 to have your input included.

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.

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.