FY23 Annual Report


Houston Parks Board is focused on the future, and how we advance our mission to expand, improve, and protect parks and greenspace in the Houston region. We are grateful for the opportunity to do this work, and with your ongoing support, we are committed to ensuring that these experiences are accessible to EVERYONE.

Our newly updated and adopted Strategic Plan is setting the stage for the next five years and reaffirming 4 strategic priorities:

  1. Enhance, expand, and connect the Bayou Greenways system
  2. Invest equitably in neighborhood parks
  3. Create or improve larger regional parks as destinations for Houstonians
  4. Ensure sustainable support for parks and Houston Parks Board

Houston Parks Board is a true green developer and protector of greenspace. Our amazing team has overseen every phase of Bayou Greenways, one of the largest investments in parks and greenspace equity in Houston’s history.

When Houstonians approved $100M in bond funding to build a network of greenways along nine of the bayous coursing through our city, Houston Parks Board took on the responsibility to raise another $120M to make Bayou Greenways a reality starting with the $50M lead gift from Kinder Foundation. In fact, Houston Parks Board raised over $125M and will be over-delivering on the original 150-mile promise. From community engagement, land acquisition, design and construction, to our role as the long-term conservation and maintenance steward for the greenways, we are proud that Bayou Greenways has become part of our and the city’s DNA. This work expands across the region, from Gulfgate to Meyerland, Northshore to Inwood to Aldine, in a linear park network.

Our greenways provide access to parks and trails for neighborhoods, provide new routes to ride bikes to work or to visit a friend. It has added over 900 acres of greenspace and provided public access to 3,000 acres along our bayous. It has restored vital native habitat and introduced Houstonians to their collective backyard. Today, 150 miles of Bayou Greenways are open to the public and host over 8 million visits a year.

In addition to our Bayou Greenways work, we have been busy working on several other important initiatives.

Neighborhood parks are community treasures and the parks that families use most frequently. 50/50 Park Partners, initiated by Mayor Sylvester Turner and in collaboration with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Greater Houston Partnership, is funded in partnership with the City and the generous support of over 30 philanthropic partners, including Houston Endowment, Port Houston, Perry Homes Foundation, and many others. The distinctive feature of the 50/50 Park Partners initiative lies in the thorough community engagement facilitated by Houston Parks Board. This ensures that the revitalization of these neighborhood parks is driven by the community’s input. Residents from Alief, Fifth Ward, Magnolia Park, Sunnyside and beyond actively contributed to shaping the ultimate renovation plans for their local parks.

Houston Parks Board is proud to have been the project manager of the capital improvement projects made through 50/50 Park Partners, and with 21 ribbon cuttings complete in 2023, the initiative likely broke the record for the most neighborhood park renovations in a year in Houston’s history.

In addition to neighborhood parks, we also work with larger regional parks. A significant milestone on the horizon is the creation of a new 100-acre park in Sunnyside called The Hill at Sims. This park is a partnership with Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Harris County Precinct 1, with support from Harris County Flood Control District, and others. This multi-benefit park, combining flood mitigation and recreational elements, will add resilience and beauty to our city.

Houston Parks Board is proud to continue working alongside the county with support from Harris County Precinct 4, and excited to be moving forward with Commissioner Lesley Briones and her team on a trail connection extending from Buffalo Bayou Park west from Shepherd Drive, a major step in creating a safer route toward Memorial Park. This connection will help bridge the gap between two of our city’s most used and beloved parks. 

On the cusp of a new City administration, we are grateful to Mayor Turner, who has been such a strong champion for parks and greenspace. He understands their true value and the role they play in making Houston a more resilient and vital place to live, work, and play. He also understands the importance of authentic community engagement when making decisions about investments in our parks and is particularly passionate about neighborhood parks. We enjoyed celebrating with him and would not be able to do nearly as much of the good work to invest equitably in Houston’s green future, without his leadership.

Thank you, Mayor Turner, for always giving your best to Houston’s parks.

Barron Wallace, Chairman, Houston Parks Board
Beth White, President & CEO, Houston Parks Board


Wrapping up an extraordinary year for Houston Parks Board, we’re excited to highlight our top-performing social media posts and the most widely read newsletters in Fiscal Year 2023.

The newsletter with the highest engagement of our monthly newsletters celebrated national Park and Recreation Month, the beginning of construction on Brays Bayou Greenway – the longest Bayou Greenway segment built to date, a new connection along Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston, and the progress at Hill at Sims. 


Houston Parks Board is proud to be a primary partner in the 50/50 Park Partners initiative and to have served as Project Manager for the capital improvements in 22 neighborhood parks across the city and in every council district. In addition to the City of Houston public investment to 50/50 Park Partners, Houston Parks Board worked with over 30 philanthropic partners who together have invested over $10 million to the initiative.

The commitment of all our park partners towards increasing park equity across Houston transformed parks across the city including Harwin Park, Forum Park, and Langwood Park in FY23. Houston Parks Board gathered important input from each community, which shaped the improvements made.

Harwin Park
Located within the Alief-Westwood Complete Community, Harwin Park was one of the first neighborhood parks to complete its transformation as part of 50/50 Park Partners. Improvements made to Harwin Park include added lighting, a new covered picnic pavilion, a new exercise station, and upgrades to the walkways within the park. Community Health Choice committed $450,000 as a Visionary Park Partner of the 50/50 initiative. In addition to the financial support, Community Health Choice also committed to additional program support through volunteer and in-kind resources.

Forum Park
Upgrades made to Forum Park include a new mini-pitch and basketball half-court, new shade sail for the playground, upgrades to park lighting, a new parking lot with 16 spaces, new concrete walking trails and sidewalks, picnic tables, benches, BBQ grills, and new park signage, as well as drainage enhancements. A consortium of health care organizations, led by the Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation along with Episcopal Health Foundation and Texas Children’s Hospital, committed $190,000 as a programmatic partner of the 50/50 initiative for the basketball half-court and infrastructure supporting the mini-pitch installation. The mini-pitch installation was donated by the Houston Dynamo FC and Houston Dash, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation.

Langwood Park
The extensive upgrades to Langwood Park include a resurfaced walking trail that circles the park and improved drainage and detention to mitigate flooding. Additional updates include upgraded ADA-compliant playground with new play equipment and surface, a new volleyball net and turf, improved picnic area, a new exercise station, resurfaced and restriped parking lot, upgraded park furniture, including new benches, picnic tables, trash cans and grills, and new LED lighting.


Thanks to Kinder Foundation’s lead gift of $50M to the Bayou Greenways initiative and supporters like you, 150 miles of Bayou Greenways are currently open and accessible to the public, and we aren’t done yet.

In FY23, segments of San Jacinto, Halls, Sims, and Greens Bayou came online expanding recreational access for nearby communities and connecting vital links between neighborhood parks and people.


Houston Parks Board believes parks are for everyone. To ensure that our greenspaces connect us to each other and revitalize our lives, we’re committed to keeping our parks beautiful, accessible, safe, and functional. We make this a reality by dedicating more than a third of our annual budget to conservation and maintenance.

Only a high standard of care will sustain our quality greenspaces. We take care of our greenspaces and trails by regularly mowing, cleaning up litter, clearing paths, removing debris, clearing off graffiti, restoring amenities, and cleaning after floods. Our Conservation and Maintenance team prides itself on its attention to almost 100 miles of trails and over 3,000 acres of greenspace.


MacGregor Park
Art Bike Parade

The 2nd Annual Art Bike Parade and Festival took place May 13, 2023, in MacGregor Park and brought close to 1,000 students and family members, teachers, and community members to cheer on 200+ parade participants.

In 2016, a master plan for MacGregor Park was completed under the direction of Houston Parks and Recreation Department with the involvement of the Friends of MacGregor Park, Greater Southeast Management District, and OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority. Houston Parks Board is proud to have led recent efforts to review the plan with lead consultant M2L Associates, guided by the City of Houston, Friends of MacGregor Park, and MacGregor Park Conservancy with input from stakeholders, public agencies, and community organizations.

Input gathered will be used to develop an updated master plan that will be shared with stakeholders and the community. A feasibility study for funding the project and a plan and commitment for long-term maintenance for the improvements will be completed before any improvements can be made.

Hill at Sims

In partnership with Harris County Precinct One and Harris County Flood Control District, Houston Parks Board is working to transform the Hill at Sims into a public park destination. Situated across from Cloverland Park in the Sunnyside neighborhood, the Hill at Sims is a unique greenspace along Sims Bayou Greenway in one of Houston’s oldest African American communities. This 100-acre regional detention basin, built for flood protection to reduce stormwater runoff, it offers one of the few 360-degree views of the Houston skyline. In partnership with Harris County Precinct One and Harris County Flood Control District, Houston Parks Board is working transform the Hill at Sims into a public park destination.


2022 HPB Annual Luncheon Co-Chairs Ruthie & Adam Miller
and Alison & Chris Porter with HPB President and CEO Beth White

2023 Supporters

We are so thankful to all of our donors and partners who make our work possible.  This list includes donors who contributed during fiscal year 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) or to the Oct. 18, 2022 Annual Luncheon. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy; however, please contact development@houstonparksboard.org with any errors.


The Brown Foundation, Inc.

$500,000 – $999,999

Cadence Bank Foundation
The Weekley Family

$100,000 – $499,999

Cheniere Foundation
Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation
Perry Homes
Phillips 66
Port Houston
Aliyya and Herman Stude

$25,000 – $99,999

Maire and David Baldwin
Episcopal Health
Falls of Alta Vista, LLC*
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
The Hildebrand Fund
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Jill and Dunham Jewett
John P. McGovern Foundation
Sis and Hasty Johnson

Cornelia Long
Marvy Finger Family Foundation
Memorial Hermann Community Benefits Corporation
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Ruthie and Adam Miller
Beth Robertson
Leslie and Shannon Sasser
Texas Children’s Hospital
Vivian L. Smith Foundation
Nina and Michael Zilkha

$10,000 – $24,999

Chinhui and Eddie Allen
Amegy Bank
Kristin and Aaron Blomquist
Boardwalk Pipeline Engineering
Claire and Brian Bormaster
Bracewell LLP
Susan Christian and Laura Spanjian
Community Health Choice
Crown Castle
Susie and Joe Dilg
The Duncan Fund
Jenny Elkins
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Cullen and Robert Muse
Kate and Steve Gibson
Guy Hagstette and Douglas Lawing
Hobby Family Foundation
Houston Endowment
Invista Houston
Ann and Johnny Johnson

Kinder Foundation
Cindy and Andrew Lubetkin
Memorial Heights Redevelopment Authority
Eileen and John Moody
John L. Nau III
The Oshman Foundation – Marilyn Oshman/Karen Desenberg/Andrew Lubetkin
Parkside Capital
Alison and Christopher Porter
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Lillie T. Robertson
Susan Vaughan Foundation
Texas Southern University
TPC Group
Lisa and Barron Wallace
Randa and K.C. Weiner
Willard and Ruth Johnson Charitable Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Accenture LLC
The Ambrose Group
Arnold Ventures
Judith and David J. Beck
Janet Clark
Elizabeth and George DeMontrond
Gunvor Group
Harris County Hospital District Foundation
J Squared Family Foundation
Karen Johnson
Sarah Farnsler and William LeBoeuf
Ann Lents and David Heaney
Shelli and Steven Lindley
LJA Engineering, Inc.
McDowell Hetherington LLP
Nancy D. McGregor
Cullen Geiselman Muse
NBG Constructors, Inc.

Norton Rose Fulbright
Stephen Polnaszek
Julie and Andrew Price
Will Hunt Lewis and Justin Schultz
Shuchi Smruti Fund
Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly
Ann and Karl Stern
The Tapeats Fund
Marc Tabolsky
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor
The Vaughn Foundation
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Meg and Dick Weekley
Beth White and Zet Smith
White & Case LLP

$1,000 – $4,999

Lulu Alba
Jessica Albert
Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
Chinhui and Eddie Allen
Anonymous (2)
The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.
Maggie Brown
Cathryn Chapman
Compean Group
Sue Sue and Don Aron
Donna and Jim Bennett
Shirley and Mike Bludau
Minnette and Peter Boesel
Blayne Bonham
Polly and Murry Bowden
Brenner Legal
Deborah Cannon
Norma and Beto Cárdenas
Carrie and Michael St. Croix Charitable Fund
Hally and Gordon Carver
Les Cave
Clark Condon Associates, Inc.
Donna F. Cole
Consulado De Colombia En Houston
Susan Cooley
Gregg Costa
Coterra Energy Inc.
Ann and Mark Cover
Joanne Crull
Gabriel Cuadra
Paula and Reginald DesRoches
Dickson-Allen Foundation
Kathryn and Gary Dudley
Susan Elmore
The Fay School
Gretchen Himsl and Caton Fenz
Benjamin Finestone
Cindy and David Fitch
Marybeth and Tom Flaherty
Joe Flores
Rosemarie Fryer
Annie and Bob Graham
Jon Gross
Halff Associates, Inc.
Hardwood Products, Inc.
Harvey R. Houck Jr. and Patricia W. Houck Foundation
Houston Area Road Runners Association
Marie Louise and David Kinder
Vivian R. King

Carla Knobloch
Kathy and Randy Lake
Landtech, Inc.
Jennifer and Christopher Laporte
Harriet Latimer
Guy Hagstette and Douglas Lawing
Jacqueline S. Martin
Kim and Scott Martin
Ginnie and Tim McConn
McKinsey & Company
Millis Development & Construction
Wendy and Ben Moreland
Sarah Morian and Mike Clark
Adrien Moshenberg
Louise and Gary Moss
Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation
Betty and Stephen Newton
Bao and Hung Nguyen
Matt Nielson and Jerel Keith
Jeri Nordbrock
The Orange Show Foundation
Francis Obeng
Carrie and Albert Pepi
H. Russell Pitman
Leslie Pitts
Connie and Roger Plank
Play for Life Houston
RPS Group
Carolyn and Jason Sabat
Mahmoud Salehi
Kelley Scofield
Silver Eagle Distributors Houston, LLC.
Diana Skerl
Anne-Laure and Steve Stephens
Alicia and Matthew Summers
SWA Group
Jenni and Nick Swyka
Judy and Charles W. Tate
Krystal Thompson
TIRR Foundation
Francita and Jim Ulmer
Validity Finance
Westco Grounds Maintenance LLC
Andrea and Bill White
Jeanene and Larry Williams
Anita and Welcome Wilson
Beth Zdeblick
Tricia and James Zucker

$500 – $999

Natalie and Rishad Alikhan
Veronica Amaya
Mauricio Amaya
Carlos Avila
Susan and James Baker
Regina Balderas
Nancy Banda
Sugheiri Barbosa
Bettie Cartwright
Isilia Castillo
Juan Cerda
Laura Conely
Juanita Cruz
Alma Cuellar
Yamileth and Edgar De Jesus
Michael Donatti
Natasha Edgar
Stephen P. Farish
Jonathan K. Frels
Lorena Galdamez
Kerry Galvin
Sarah Garcia
Jonathan Giraldo
Janell Guerra
Hugo Guerrero
Aby Gutierrez
Carol and William P. Haddock
Shandra Hagins
Diana and Russell Hawkins

Jane Jackson
Jennifer Kempner
Linda and David Knowles
Landscape Art, Inc.
Jose Lara
Tanya Lopez
Kristin Lucas
Uriel Manzano
Jose Martinez
Oscar Mascarenhas
Gilbert Mindiola
Luis Paez
Francisco Perez
Omar Perez
Play for Life Houston
Roy Robinson
Brenda Rodriguez
Kelly and David Rose
Virginia Clarkson and Mark Ryan
Joel Sandler
Sydney Scott
Kimberly and Christof Spieler
Eric Spurgeon
Shazia Tabassum
Vicki Valentine
John E. Walsh Jr.
Alison Weaver and Jeff Martin
Kelly Whitcomb
Mary Wiggins
Jay Williams

$250 – $499

Fadel Al kifaee
Roxanne Almaraz and Chrissy Stegemoller
Marco Alvarado
Jessica and Erik Anderson
Leilani Ante
Maritza Archila
Andrew Archila
Shellye Arnold and Tina Sabuco
Callie Baker
Kathleen and Marc Beique
Jenny Bergmann
Jacqueline Bunpheng
Juventino Cantera
Juana Cantu
Brenda Cardenas
Jorge A. Cardenas
Rafael Castillo
Beatriz Chavez
Olga Chavez
Enrique Cordova
Kyle Crews
Wendy Cruz
Yesenia Cruz
Rosa Cuapio
Diana Medina Jilverto Davila
Clay Davis
Lorena De Leon
Rosmery N. De Leon
Albert deMoya
Arisbeth Diaz
Matthew Dobbins
Arianna Duran
Victoria and Marcus Eliason
Taylor Elliott
Lynda Escamilla
Carla Escobar
Rafael Flores
Lynanne Foster
Patricia N. Frayre
Lex Frieden
Ericka Gallegos
Janette Garcia
Garden Oaks Civic Club
Terry Gardner
Yesenia Garza
Michael Glisan
Areli Gomez
Elihut Gomez
Concepcion Gomez
Soledad Gonzalez
Sebastiana Guevara
Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
Cristina Hernandez
Sandra Hernandez
Brittania Hogg
Kate and Joe Hood
Houston Sports and Social Club
Elizabeth Ivers
Sean Jez
Oscar Jimenez
Coble Jorgensen
Steven Kilbride
Jason Kivett
Bill Konrath
Paolo Lagunas
Jose M. Landaverde

Omar Lisigurski
Susan and Collin Loewen
Gladys Lopez
Arturo Luna-Pizano
Norma Machuca
Jose Machuca
Zulema Mandujano
Kiria Marquez
Diana Medina
Chalis Mejia
Mirella Mendez
Ian Miranda
Rubenia Molina
Vanessa Monroy
Carlos Montoya
Marco Morales
Jenifer Moreno
Leticia Moreno
Lynne Morris
Julio Navarrete
Sarah Newbery
Shilpan Patel
Daniel J. Posadas
Carlos Quinto
Maria Ramirez
Martha Ramirez
Kristina Revillas
Deirdre Riordan
Noelia Rivera
Lucas Robinson
Monique Robinson
Luis Rodriguez
Paula Rodríguez
Alfredo Rojas
Lorena Roman
Nicole and Joey Romano
Patty Ruiz
Angelica Ruiz
Griselda Sanchez
Rosalba Sanchez
Bianca Santos
Alberto Say
Carly Schorr
Blanca Sevilla
Beth Shelby
Dinara Shlepakov
Camilo Smith
Joel Smith
Amber Sorto
St. Ambrose Catholic School
Mark Steuer
Elisabed Tafoya
Adrian Torres
Maria Torres
Enrique Torres
Noe Torres
Jazmin Trevino
Alexandra Valdez
Cesar Valle
Zoraya Vargas Cruz
Stacey Venamon
Dalila Villarreal
Leticia Villaverde
Water Tree Oak Forest
Hongmei Yang
Nahomy Zarate

Up to $249

LaTashia Adamus
Jeffrey Aguilar
Wendy Ali
Peri Alkas
Matt Allen
Roslayn Allen
Flor Alvarado
Aracely Andrio
Antonio Andrio
Azteca Trendy
Aimee Bagley
Eva Baides
Amy Benford
Balvino Bernal
Susan L. Blaies
Lauren Bonetti
Kathryn and Trey Brady
Lisa Brenskelle
Candace Bridges
Carol Brown
Jessica Burnett
Jorge Bustamante
Will Butcher
Ad Byerly
Kasey Byrd
Vicente Caamano
Emily Callihan
Ellie and Roy Camberg
Donovan Campos
Amy and Louis
Heizen Cartagena
Daisy Casarrubias
Albert Castillo
Natalie and Patrick Christian
Jonathan Clara
Ana Clara
Kenneth Coleman
Michelle Colvard
Community Foundation of Brazoria County
Kristin Condon
Linda and Jack Conklin
Omar Contreras
Leonel G. Cortes
Kenneth Council
Allison Covarrubias
Ricardo Cruz
Vanessa Cruz
Leticia Cuellar
Irma De Santiago
Bobby Debelak
Nahiely Delavega
Kristin Denson
Brandie Dessauer
Olga Diaz
Maria DiBello
Natalie and Kevin Dunn
Betsy Dunn
Glenda Duran
Nikki Dybala
Kira and Matt Elbert
Alamyiah Elliott
Beth Emmons
Friends of the Furmily
Jill Fleishman
Lacey and Joe Flores
Fusion Confusion On Wheels
Juan Gallegos
Laila Garza
Chelsea Gatcliffe
Bari and Ife Gbosi
Larry Goldberg
Valdes and Antonio Conzalez
Angel Gonzalez
Kelly Goode
Kenneth Goodman
Cindy Graham
Iris Granados
Jeffrey Green
Danielle Green
Alfredo Gutierrez
Arturo Gutierrez
Katherine Guzman
Denise Guzman
Carlos Guzman
Natalie and Rodd Hairston
Katherine and Walker Hale
Happy Eats LLC
Cynthia and Danny Harris
Heart To Market
Lisa Hernandez
Stephanie and William Hoffman
Becky Houston and Nat Smith
Vicki Huff and Eric Boerwinkle
Betsy and Steve Hupp
Tian Hwang
Leighann Hyde
Gregory Illich
Nancy and Carriick Inabnett
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Lonna Jenks
Carole Johnston
Randall P. Jones
Haley Jones
Abby Jones
Traci and Robert Koehl
Kristin Korda
Rebecca Kusko
La Chingada Tacos and Tequila
Raul Lara
Harriet and Truett Latimer
Amy Lee
Santos Liberato

Kristen Lyons
Michael Mahlstedt
Ignacio Marquez
Michele Marroquin
Thania Martinez
Jose Martinez
R. Kelly Mathews
Sara Mathias
Sara McAdory-Kim
Cathy and Hugh McCulley
Emily McDaniel
Jaime McMinn
Santana McMurrey
Jasmin Melendez
German Mendez
Meraki Studio
Ross Michie-Derrick
Christopher Mill
David Miller
Miriam Montelongo
Montie Beach Civic Club
Dan Moody
Sandra Morin
Carra Moroni
Kelly Morrissett
Jennifer Moss
Kathryn Muessig
Laura Mullen
Murphy Industrial Products
Kim Newsome
Luong Nguyen
Oscar Nunez
Mario Ojeda
Brenda Olmedo
Airam Ortega
Seema Patel
Olga Perales
Bianca Perkins
Pet Wants Heights
Susan Peterson
Robin Phillips
Crystal Ponce
Katherine Ponce
Susan Ponce
Lara and Jim Power
Sherril Quick
Graciela Ramirez
Veronica Ramirez
Juan Reyes
Abraham Reyes
Rene Reyes
Karina Rico
Callie Ritter
Johanna Rivera
Jazmin Rivera
Niki Roberts
Stephanie Roberts
Peggy Robinson
Brenda Roman
Nicole and Joey Romano
Ralph Romero
Robyn Rosenblatt
Venus Rouhani-Rafiei
Eloise Rowan
Lance Russell
Ricardo Salazar
Mike Salinas
Felipe Sanchez
Lisa Santos
Scenic Houston
Debra J. Seale
Sew Great
Halie Shah
Pankaj Shah
Sharkys Sno
Susan Shotland
Kristin Silliman
Erika Simons
Alyssa Sloane
Lana Soto
Linda and Robert Spiro
Megan Stearman
Steven Levy Enterprises
Holly Stevens
David Swenson
Talley Landscape Architects, Inc.
Allison Tanton
Gloria Tapia
Reyna Taylor
Angela Tedone
Valeria Teran
Kathryn Thomas
Anthony Thomas
Breanne Thomas
Cassie Tijerina
Emily Leland Todd
Evelyn Tran
Leah Trilli Nunez
Jennifer and Marco
Graciela Trujillo
Meghan Tuerff
Yolanda Vasquez
Paul Verberne
Luis Vicente
Jose Villegas
Lora Wildenthal
Kaitlin and Darrel William
Graham Williamson
Beau Windham
Tracy Winter
Henry Woltag
Michael Wynn
Karen and Grant Yip

*indicates donation of property


Bayou Maintenance

50/50 Neighborhood Partnership Program

  • Forum Park 50/50
  • Oak Meadow 50/50

Annual Luncheon

Art Bike Parade 2023

Bayou Greenways Umbrella Account

General Operating

Land Acquisition

American Legion Park

Captain Herod Memorial Plaza

Lee LeClear Tennis Center

Montie Beach Park

River Oaks Park

Willow Park

Adaptive Recreation

Apache Tree Fund

Capital Fund

Clark Park

Communities of Care

Grant Agreement: Hill at Sims

HEB NJTL Scholarship Fund

Friends of Lake Houston Park

Nagle/TSU Ballfield

Mayor’s Love Our Parks

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Memorial Park Golf Course & Club

Native & Habitat Planting Program

Park Tree Fund

Soccer for Success Program

Tour de Houston

Zumba at Zollie Park


Houston Parks Board’s activities are supported by a variety of donors and partners, both public and private. For a more complete picture, please refer to the Houston Parks Board audited financial statement and the associated Local Government Corporation audited financial statements.


Barron F. Wallace, Chairman
Joseph C. Dilg, Vice Chairman
Roxanne Almaraz
Maire A. Baldwin
Kristin Garcia Blomquist
Margaret Warren Brown
Deborah Cannon
Beto P. Cardenas
Michelle Colvard
George DeMontrond
Paula DesRoches
Matt Dobbins
Caton Fenz
Thomas W. Flaherty
Lex Frieden
Cullen Geiselman
Chris George

Mindy Hildebrand
Sis Johnson
Ann Lents
Jacqueline S. Martin
Ruthie Miller
Steve Newton
Jamie F. Patterson
Christopher D. Porter
Andrew P. Price
Leslie Elkins Sasser
Michael Skelly
Laura Spanjian
Herman L. Stude
Phoebe Tudor
Nina Zilkha

Thomas G. Bacon, Chairman Emeritus

*HPB Board of Directors who served during FY23.

Beth White, President & CEO

Adrin Biagas, Director of Land Aquisition
John Brandt, Senior Capital Projects Manager
Ronald Butler, Conservation Nursery Technician
Ricardo Cagigal, Conservation Coordinator
Linda Carper, Outreach Coordinator
Russ Clements, Senior Greenspace Manager
Keith Drayden, Staff Accountant
Amanda Edwards, General Counsel
Kira Elbert, Chief Development Officer
Maya Fletcher-Bai, Conservation Assistant
Glenn Francis, Greenspace Manager
Chanelle Frazier, Outreach Manager
Wesley Givan, Grants Manager
Molly Glowacki, Database Manager
Lisa Graiff, Senior Capital Projects Manager
Mindy Guthrie, Director of Development
Lisa Hernandez, Senior Outreach Manager
Alex Hernandez, Conservation Assistant
Dan Howse, Asset Manager
Daisha Jackson, Capital Projects and Land Administrative Assistant
Marvin James, Greenspace Manager
Arun Johnson, Accounting Manager
Christina Lee, Conservation Technician

Nestor Leon, Lead Conservation Assistant
Jordan Linhart, Capital Projects Associate
Marissa Llosa, Conservation Manager
David McLay, Maintenance Technician
Richard McNamara, Director of Capital Projects
Nicole Metoyer, Conservation & Maintenance Administrative Assistant
Ronny Morgan, Greenspace Manager
Melanie Musgrove, Chief Financial Officer
Mary Claire Neal, Conservation Assistant
Matt Nielson, Chief Operating Officer
Amanda Nunley, Senior GIS Manager
Ethan Placke, Conservation Technician
Liz Rebstad, Conservation Technician
Nicole Romano, Director of Marketing & Communications
Trent Rondot, Director of Conservation & Maintenance
Justin Schultz, Chief Planning & Strategy Officer
Darrell Washington, Greenspace Manager
Evelyn White, Accountant
Candace Williams, Director of Development, Operations
Li Xu, Controller
Linda Zhou, Capital Projects Administrator
Danny Zirilli, Senior Capital Projects Manager

*Houston Parks Board staff as of December 2023.

Additional thanks to Katy Anderson, Kathy Conopio, Elmore PR, LaTrice Monroe, Anthony Rathbun, Sterling, Beth Taylor, Nick Tobenkin,
Kelly Whitcomb, and Karla Zendejas.