Land Bridge at Memorial Park Houston

Land Bridge at Memorial Park in Houston

Houstonians are invited to a FREE event honoring the official opening of Memorial Park’s transformational Land Bridge and Prairie project. The event is hosted by Memorial Park Conservancy in collaboration with partners the City of Houston, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Kinder Foundation, and Uptown Houston. The community is invited to enjoy this new 100-acre park at The Biggest Picnic in Texas! 

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The fun-filled family event will include live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Land Bridge and Prairie project, and more. Picnic baskets full of goods will be provided by H-E-B and are free while supplies last. As part of The Great Prairie Adventure, people of all ages may immerse themselves in prairie adventure by gathering stamps in a personal passport booklet for a chance to win unique rewards.

Guests are invited to “BYOP” (Bring Your Own Picnic – no glass containers, please). Picnic baskets with provisions courtesy of H-E-B will be available for free while supplies last. Additional food and drink from an array of food trucks will be available to purchase onsite.

Attendees will get the chance to learn about Texas’ largest urban prairie restoration project as well as the crucial role grasslands have played in the cultural and biological history of the Gulf Coast during this interactive experience.

Where: 7575 Picnic Lane, Houston, Texas 77007 

When: Saturday, February 11, 10 am to 5 pm! 

How Much: FREE! 

Parking and Transportation: On-site parking will be very limited. It is highly recommended that you use off-site parking or one of the transportation options suggested below.

Shuttle to the event from offsite:
Lot H, 1643 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007 (paid parking)
Free shuttle service to Memorial Park

Public Transportation:

Bus Stations near to Memorial Park Land Bridge and Prairie:
Woodway Dr @ Memorial Drive (8 min walk)
W Loop N @ Woodway Drive (12 min walk)

N Post Oak Ln @ Woodway Drive (16 min walk)
Bus Lines to Memorial Park Land Bridge & Prairie
20 Magnolia Park Transit Center – Eastbound
84 Northwest Transit Center – Northbound
47 Northwest Transit Center – Northbound

For more information, check out the event website 

About the Land Bridge at Memorial Park

The Land Bridge and Prairie is the next major project of the Memorial Park Master Plan to be delivered and is among the set of accelerated projects made possible by the Ten-Year Plan. This transformational project will distinguish Memorial Park and Houston nationally, serving as an icon of a greener and more resilient future. Comprised of green infrastructure, the Land Bridge and Prairie introduces a new 100-acre area for Houstonians to explore and enjoy, provides a safe crossing for Park users, reconnects wildlife corridors and helps manage stormwater.

About Memorial Park Conservancy

Memorial Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization created to restore, preserve, and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow.  Founded in 2000, the Conservancy’s vision is to implement the principles of world-class park management and stewardship in partnership with the Houston community. Board Chair Carrie Pepi leads a volunteer Board of Directors, and highly qualified staff works under the leadership of President and CEO Shellye Arnold.  Memorial Park Conservancy is responsible for managing 1,100 of the Park’s 1,500 acres.  

About the Memorial Park Master Plan

The Memorial Park Master Plan is a visionary plan for the future of Houston’s largest urban wilderness and recreation park. The Master Plan focuses on restoring the Park’s ecological systems and creating greater resiliency; reconnecting the Park’s land, waterways, trails, and people; consolidating compatible uses together in appropriate areas; tending to the land and the Park’s cultural history, maintaining balance through responsible management; and enhancing the overall Park experience and amenities. It includes capital improvements, long-term conservation, and an operations and maintenance plan for the Park. It was unanimously approved by Houston City Council in 2015.

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