Fundraising events support the day-to-day care and operation of Houston’s signature urban wilderness and recreation park.
Funds raised at these signature events enable Memorial Park Conservancy to care for the 1,100 acres under its stewardship, including maintaining the Park’s vast trail network, planting trees, nurturing plants through the Native Plant Grow-Out Program, mowing greenspace, managing our BioCycle facility to create nutrient-rich native compost, offering free programs to the 4 million annual Park visitors, and so much more.
Annual Fundraising Events
State of the Park
Wednesday, Sept 18 7:30-9:30AM
The Junior League of Houston
Join Memorial Park Conservancy President & CEO Shellye Arnold for an update on the Ten-Year Plan, a key component of the bold and forward-thinking Memorial Park Master Plan. The Conservancy welcomes Maura Lout of Central Park Conservancy’s Institute for Urban Parks as Keynote Speaker.
Hess Houston Corporate 5k
Monday through Thursday, Oct 22-24 4:00-7:00PM
Memorial Park’s Seymour Lieberman Running Trail
Join your co-workers and friends for Houston’s “Largest Office Party” at Memorial Park, this October 22-24, 2019. Our 2nd annual event in 2018 featured 4,000+ employee participants from nearly 150 regional companies. This event promotes the health and wellness of our corporate community and provides a great opportunity to head outside for a fun happy hour after the work day ends. All levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate for their “Company Team.” If your workplace isn’t involved, you can register on the ‘Memorial Park Conservancy’ team as an individual and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event.
The 5K main loop trail course at Memorial Park will remain open between 4-7pm each day over the four day period. Just select one event day during the week when you’d like to run or walk and then cross the start line anytime during participation hours. Don’t worry about being late in the Houston traffic or getting stuck in a meeting that runs long. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary food and a Saint Arnold beer on us in our post-race tent!
A portion of all registration and sponsorship proceeds directly benefits Memorial Park Conservancy’s day-to-day park care. To sign up your company today, call 832.974.1690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urban Wild Bridge Bash
Friday, Nov 15 7:00-11:00PM
Memorial Park Living Bridge
Bridge Bash, held every November in the Park, is a cocktail party under the stars where guests celebrate alongside members of Urban Wild, the young professionals group of Memorial Park Conservancy.
The Picnic for the Park
Thursday, Feb 20 6:30-11:00PM
The Omni Hotel
The Picnic for the Park, our gala held annually each February, gathers together friends and supporters to celebrate the hard work from the previous years and the excitement of things to come. The Picnic for the Park is one of the most important fundraising events for Memorial Park Conservancy.
Date TBD 2020
Memorial Park’s Eastern Glades
Brunch Run is Memorial Park Conservancy’s 5K held in the Park every spring. After the Kids’ Race and the 5K, participants celebrate their efforts with a brunch-themed post-race party including food and beverages from local vendors, music, and an awards ceremony.