MacGregor Park

Contact Info
 Address: 5225 Calhoun
               Houston, TX 77021
Size: 82.79 acres
Acquired: 1930
Main Parks Office: 832-395-7000
Permits Office: 832-394-8805
Park Repairs: 3-1-1 or 713.837.0311
http://www.houstontx.gov/311/

OVERVIEW

MacGregor Park was established through a bequest to the City of Houston from the Henry Frederick MacGregor estate for the creation of a park.

Two of the most notable figures in the park’s history are Henry Frederick MacGregor and Olympian Zina Garrison

The park is located off of Brays Bayou in the Third Ward. A proposed Master Plan has been developed for long-term improvements to the historic park.

PROPOSED MASTER PLAN

Proposed MacGregor Park Master Plan 3D Animated Video



To see a copy of the MacGregor Park Master Plan visit: http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/publications.html.


The MacGregor Park Master Plan establishes a vision for the redevelopment of the Park’s 85 acres to reinforce its role as a valuable recreational and cultural resource for the neighborhood and surrounding communities. The park’s community center, playgrounds, tennis center, swimming pool, picnic areas, landscape, and recreational courts and fields will be developed and organized to enhance the overall visitor experience. The history of the parks beginning by the generosity of the MacGregor Family, as well as the Homer Ford Tennis Center, community figures both past/present, and the Martin Luther King Memorial, will all be celebrated and brought together into a cohesive plan for the future development of the park. The proposed master plan will leverage previous transit improvements along Martin Luther King Boulevard to promote park accessibility. Additional park access is enhanced by the Brays Bayou improvements conducted by the Harris County Flood Control District and the hike and bike trail access along and across Brays Bayou made possible through the Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative.

The MacGregor Park Master Plan was made possible through the work of The Friends or MacGregor Park and funding from Council Member Boykins/District D Council District Service Funds & from the OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority. In early 2015, HPARD hosted a series of public engagement meetings for input on the plan. M2L Associates, a Houston based Landscape Architectural firm, lead the planning and engagement effort and conducted on-line surveys, on-site canvassing, user interviews with Tennis Center, Community Center Weight Program, Adult Baseball user groups. The final plan was completed February 2016. Since that time a study and concept plan for an amphitheater for the park has been completed. This master plan is a guide or road map for the park and will be used to advocate for funding for future development.