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 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

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

This page will be updated when Community Listening Sessions resume.

Questions about any of the Community Listening Sessions? Email [email protected] for more information.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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

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 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.

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

Take the Langwood Park Survey to have your input included.

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

Take the Nieto Park Survey to have your input included.

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

Take the Bendwood Park Survey to have your input included.

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

Take the Freeway Manor Park Survey 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.

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.