About #ParksByYou Stories

About #ParksByYouStories

Our New Storytelling Initiative

Every story is a point of connection. It’s a moment captured. It’s a pathway between one person and so many others. In celebration of the connections we make with each other—as Houstonians and as a people—we’re celebrating real stories about real moments in parks and trails across our city. 

Bayou Greenways 2020 is bringing together neighborhoods like never before–connecting 150 miles of trails and 3,000 acres of green space. Houston Parks Board is proud to showcase the experiences of individuals in neighborhoods across our city as a way of celebrating the way every one of us has made these parks our own. Because parks are for everyone. They’re where we celebrate birthdays, join a running group or try yoga for the first time. They’re where we get away from concrete highways and enjoy what’s right in front of us–our parks, our trails and each other.

The stories you see on our website are just the beginning. These are real Houstonians who shared with us their experiences in their neighborhood parks, along our bayous—or simply how they're getting outside.

Want to share your #ParksByYou story?

We’re showcasing as many people in as many neighborhoods along as many winding paths as possible. We’ll capture your stories and share them on our website for you to share with even more people. That joy is infectious. That joy gets us closer to each other. That joy starts with you.

Do you want to share your experiences? Send us your story and it could appear in a feature on the website. Just fill out this simple form and we'll connect back with you. Feel free to share as much or as little detail as you want.

Share your story today!