In addition to providing beautiful green space, the new park will feature a variety of amenities – walking paths, play areas, water features, an open-air stage, a plaza, dog park, marketplace, and public art – that will support an array of uses and will be enjoyed by residents and visitors time and time again.
The total cost of developing Midtown Park is $48 million. The Midtown Redevelopment Authority has already funded the purchase of the land, the construction of the new underground parking garage, and the construction of the basic elements in the park, making a total investment of $40 million. Additionally, an $8 million capital campaign has been launched to fund special features and art elements in the park that will make it a truly unique destination for visitors as well as beloved part of the Midtown resident for those living nearby. Chaired by business-civic leader and neighborhood investor and advocate Ric Campo, the campaign is reaching out to individuals, corporations, and foundations who are committed to improving the quality of life in Midtown Houston and who appreciate the special role that Midtown Park will play in the larger Houston community.
Many of the special elements and features in the park can be named for donors and sponsors making major investments, and we welcome gifts and contributions of every size as we bring this extraordinary amenity to life.