Memorial Park Conservancy is dedicated to the preservation of the native habitat of Memorial Park for future generations; to the public use, enjoyment and education in accordance with conditions of the conveyance to the city by the Hogg family; and to the on-going support of the Houston Parks Department.
The Master Plan project is a blueprint for the future of Memorial Park, the largest park in Houston's urban center and one of the largest municipal parks in the state. With over 1500 acres of woodland environment, the Master Plan was begun to ensure that Memorial Park meets the needs of its citizens while at the same time maintaining a healthy, functioning ecosystem. It began based on the collective concerns of the City of Houston, the Memorial Park Conservancy, and the Houston Parks Board, Inc. that increasing pressure to add more facilities to the Park without a plan or guiding principles would create a situation unacceptable both to those whose responsibility it is to care for the Park and those who care about and use the Park
The Conservation Master Plan was commissioned to create an objective basis for resolving the multiple concerns that face Memorial Park, ranging from concern for the natural environment to concerns about the uses that occur in it. The plan brings these concerns into focus by considering the Park's origins, the terms under which the park land was conveyed to the city, and the role the Park plays as a recreational and environmental asset.
The red lines indicate trails newly constructed during the past year bythe Memorial Park Conservancy, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and the park’s volunteer community. Four major multiuse trails were completed, all with volunteer labor. These new trails include: the Equestrian Tunnel Path, the Crestwood Extension, the Infantry Woods Trail and the West Memorial Extension.
Memorial Park Conservation Master Plan: Trails Maps