8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M–F
2999 S. Wayside, 77023
Youth Sports & Recreation
Adaptive Sports & Recreation
Youth Enrichment Programs
Youth Meal Programs
Playgrounds & Spraygrounds
Alief Neighborhood Center & Park
Fitness Centers, Weight Rooms & Gyms
Metropolitan Multi-Service Ctr.
N. Wayside Sports & Rec Ctr.
Lake Houston Wilderness Park
Natural Resources & Nature Preserves
Art In Parks
Park Adoption Programs
Park Partnerships & Friends
H.P.D. Crime Monitoring
Houston Bike Share
Title VI Information
Mayor's Office of Special Events
Love Our Parks
Mayor Sylvester Turner is working with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department to improve and upgrade neighborhood parks through the Mayor’s Love Our Parks Complete Communities Initiative. Phase One of the program targeted five parks in under-resourced communities with a goal of enhancing neighborhood pride. The five parks that received improvements under the initiative are Zurrie Malone Park, Our Park, Woodruff Park, Earl Henderson Park, and Catherine Delce Park.
Phase Two of the program has brought upgrades to three parks - Hobart Taylor Park, Irvington Park, and Independence Heights Park. Evella Park and Lincoln Park are scheduled for improvements before the end of 2023.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the park improvements by hosting Love Our Parks Fests at each park. Each event featured special programming and activities from the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Public Library, the Houston Police Department and the Greater Houston Police Activities League (GHPAL), Houston Health Department, and Houston Public Works.
50/50 Park Partners
The 50/50 Park Partners campaign is a call to action by the Mayor’s Office, Houston Parks Board, Greater Houston Partnership, and the H.P.A.R.D.
Resilient Houston Tree Planting Portal
Resilient Houston focuses on the pressing challenges and opportunities that will shape Houstonians’ lives today and for future generations. Their are 18 Targets outlined in the strategy that will be used to measure the impact of Resilient Houston. One of the targets that is currently being implemented is the planting of 4.6 million new native trees by 2030.
To track progress on the 4.6 Million tree planting goal, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Resilient Houston Tree Planting Portal to collect data on all tree plantings within the City of Houston.
To register your tree planting on Resilient Houston Tree Planting Portal please fill out the form at https://pg-cloud.com/HoustonTX/.
Comcast Lift Zones provide free hotspot internet access to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework. While Houston community centers are closed to the general public, Comcast Lift Zones can be accessed from the outside of the following facilities:
● Almeda Community Center (14201 Almeda School Rd., 77047)
● DeZavala Community Center (7521 Avenue H, 77012)
● Emancipation Community Center (3018 Emancipation, 77004)
● Hartman Community Center (9311 E. Avenue P, 77012)
● Love Community Center (1000 W 12th St, 77008)
● Melrose Community Center (1001 Canino Rd, 77020)
● Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (1475 West Gray, 77019)
● Townwood Community Center (3403 Simsbrook, 77045)
● Windsor Village Community Center (14441 Croquet Ln., TX 77085)
TELL US HOW YOU PLAY!
Youth aged 8-18 take our survey to share what sports options you want to try. Your responses are completely anonymous. The survey link is available online at as.pn/HTXsportssurvey and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. (English | Spanish)
INDOOR AREAS ONLY (COMMON SPACES)
Common areas of Alief Community Center are scheduled via the Houston Public Library – for more information on how you can schedule a room please visit the HPL at https://houstonlibrary.org/alief
OUTDOOR AREAS ONLY
Alief Neighborhood Park is currently accepting reservation requests for small private events for up to 25 guests. Currently, only Departmental Community events are being considered. City-wide and neighborhood festivals, dedications, inaugurations, parades, tree plantings, fun runs, groundbreakings, and community/neighborhood events or holiday celebrations will require a Special Event Permit from the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Special Events (MOSE) produces and permits events for the City of Houston and can be reached at 832.393.0868, for additional information please visit https://houstontx.gov/specialevents/.
- Hermann Brown Sprayground Restroom Closed – August 18, 2022 – Until Further Notice
- Mangum Manor Playground Removed - November 3, 2023 – Until Further Notice
- Margret Jenkins Park - Playground Equipment Closed - October 18, 2022 – Until Further Notice
- Mecom Fountain Closed – March 20, 2023 - Until Further Notice
- Park at Palm Center Closed - July 2023 – April 2024
- Sunnyside Park Small Pool Closed - July 19, 2022 – Until Further Notice
- Trinity Gardens Park Basketball Pavilion Closed – September 29, 2023 – Until Further Notice
- University Village Park Closed - April 2023 - December 2023
- Windsor Village Community Center Closed – August 21 – November 2023
Park Rules & Regulations
Park Projects and Repairs
Houston Parks & Recreation Dept.
2999 S. Wayside Drive
Houston, TX 77023
For non-emergency street tree Service request call 3.1.1 or 713.837.0311.
2023 Draft Master Plan
Adopt-A-Park or Greenspace
Adult Sports Rules & Regulations
Tree Planting Guide
Bayou Greenways 2020
Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
Houston Museum District
Miller Outdoor Theatre
- Oct. 23 - Billboard Launch
- Oct. 20 - Ind Heights Park