The Midtown Parks & Public Space Master Plan project is a follow-up to the 2011 Midtown Parks and Open Space Master Plan. Over a decade has passed since that initial plan was developed, but parks and public space remain of key importance to the Midtown Houston community. The results of the 2022 Midtown Capital Improvements Plan Survey indicate that parks and open space, as well as active mobility, are top items that respondents feel need more attention and investment. In the survey, 93.2 percent of respondents felt that it is very/somewhat important that public and recreational amenities are within a short walk of their homes. Similarly, 88.5 percent of people considered creating more pedestrian/bike linkages as very/somewhat important. As a result, this master plan update will focus not only on parks, but also on walkable and bikeable streetscapes that can provide comfortable connections throughout Midtown.
A virtual public meeting was held on February 22, 2023 to discuss the proposed Midtowns Parks & Public Space Master Plan recommendations. Below is a recording of the materials presented during the public meeting (NOTE – meeting begins at 08:35 of the video).
If you would like to review a draft of the recommendations, click here.
A Values & Vision Public Workshop was held on June 15th, 2022. It was a kick-off meeting with the public to introduce the Midtown Parks & Public Space Master Plan project. Information on Goals and Existing Conditions was introduced at the workshop for public input.
Check out a recording of the materials covered at the meeting.