Conservation, Recreation A Balancing Act For Memorial Park Renewal In Houston

As it nears the century mark in 2025, Houston’s 1,500-acre Memorial Park is implementing a master plan of changes intended to preserve, restore and enhance the highly used urban asset. Part-wilderness, part-recreation hub, the busy city park is located four miles west of downtown Houston, bordered by heavily traveled freeways (and flood-prone Buffalo Bayou), and enjoyed by an estimated 4 million users a year, including a daily average of 10,000 runners on the popular Seymour Lieberman Exer-Trail. Click to read more at