April 28, 2005                             Phone: 713.845.1135

116th Official State Arbor Day Celebration
Scheduled for MacGregor Park

Mayor Bill White, the Texas Forest Service and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce America’s National Tree, “The Oak,” will be the star attraction at the 116th Official State of Texas Arbor Day Celebration scheduled to take place at MacGregor Park on April 29, 2005, at 11a.m.

WHO:     State Elected Officials
              State Forester, James B. Hull
              Mayor Bill White
              Houston City Council Member Ada Edwards, District D
              Houston Parks and Recreation Department Director Joe Turner

WHAT:   The 116th Official State of Texas Arbor Day Celebration will be held
              for the first time in Houston, Texas at MacGregor Park.

WHEN:   Friday, April 29, 2005

WHERE:  MacGregor Park
              5225 Calhoun
              Houston, Texas 77001
              MacGregor Park (5225 Calhoun, Houston Texas 77001) is located off
              Calhoun between Braes Bayou and Old Spanish Trail. From
              downtown Houston, take I-45 to the Spur 5 exit and turn
              right onto Spur 5. Take Spur 5 to the Calhoun exit and turn
              right onto Calhoun; MacGregor Park is on your left.