The mission of the Memorial Park Conservancy is to preserve, restore, and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow. Founded in 2000, Memorial Park Conservancy aspires to implement principles of exceptional park management and stewardship in a successful public-private partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD). Memorial Park Conservancy advances our mission through the following areas of focus:
- Conservation including reforestation and preparation, watering and irrigation, invasive species control, wildlife conservation, soil conservation, and fire protection zones.
- Amenity Design, Construction and Maintenance including new trails, trail maintenance, new buildings and construction, commemorative plaques and pavers, and existing facility maintenance.
- Community Involvement and Education including volunteer conservation and forestry work, community events, newsletters and social media, and advocate for Park needs.
- Leading an Informed Long-Range Master Plan in collaboration with HPARD and the Uptown TIRZ, with the goals of restoring the habitat and a healthy ecosystem to the park, upgrading existing amenities, addressing unmet community needs, elevating the Park to a nationally recognized, award-winning park, and honoring the Ima Hogg legacy of protecting and embracing human and natural history.
- Executing Current Projects including ongoing forestry care and preparation, construction of the Cullen Running Trails Center with an onsite Conservancy office, the Seymour Lieberman Exer-Trail upgrade and daily Park maintenance.