The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is pleased to welcome Levy Park Conservancy as a new organizational member.
We congratulate the Conservancy on the park’s recent completion and grand re-opening on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The renovated and expanded park, located on Eastside Street south of Richmond Avenue, has created a new entertainment and recreation area in the Upper Kirby District for all Houstonians to enjoy.
3801 Eastside, Houston, TX 77098
The opening celebration on February 25, 2017, was evidence of the incredible features of the park. The double decker bus serving coffee/pastries in the morning or wine/beer in the evenings, and Love Bird, a kiosk serving smoked chicken, sides and drinks, and the addition of Tim Love’s Fort Worth smoke-based restaurant Woodshed are all temptations that will further enhance the complete Levy Park experience — with the bus and kiosk opening this fall. The Performance Pavilion stages, the Promenade, the Activity Lawn, the Playground, and the Dog Park will host a multitude of events and activities. You can also play table tennis, use the putting green, and work in the garden.
Levy Park’s full calendar offers a wide variety of fitness, cultural, and family programs that meet on a weekly basis. Fit4MOM, piano concerts, and Houston Public Library storytelling are only a few offerings which are on the Park’s calendar of events. Activities are available every day of the week. Upcoming special events include Houston VIP Poetry Performances starting on April 8, Prelude Family Concerts starting in May, a solar eclipse viewing in August, and the MET Season Kickoff Performance in September. This Saturday, March 11, 2017, the Conservancy is hosting a FREE family concert presented by Prelude Music Classes for Children.
Levy Park is a hidden gem which hadn’t changed much since it’s original 1941 creation. At the onset of the park renovation planning, it became clear that Levy Park needed not only the facilities to support community-driven programming identified in a 2011 Project for Public Spaces study, but also active, vibrant edges engaged in complementary uses. The smart mix of uses that will enhance public programming and amenities on the park side, with the thoughtful integration of Midway Companies’ Class-A office space, dining amenities and high-end lofts on the private side, will not only stimulate park patronage but will also generate the funds needed to maintain and program the park for the next 99 years. This partnership has created a transformative mixed-use environment and a highly activated project. The combination of uses, along with the urban park, will generate an economically and physically sustainable model that will redefine quality of life in Upper Kirby and for all of Houston.