Memorial Park – Eastern Glades 2

The design of Eastern Glades preserved a habitat that currently existed in Memorial Park while also introducing more native habitat suitable for the wildlife and landscapes of the Houston area and the upper Texas Gulf Coast. This diversity within the city offers more opportunities for visitors to observe and interact with nature right in the heart of the city.  The Eastern Glades amenities include:

  • 100 acres of open space for relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation
  • 5-acre Hines Lake and wetlands with beautiful sunset views are lined with native plant species that provide forage for the dozens of bird species that are already found in Memorial Park
  • Wet lands and bioswales to divert and slow the rate of runoff of Houston’s 50 inches per year of rainfall into Buffalo Bayou
  • 3 pavilions and 4 picnic areas
  • 5 miles of new trails explore the upland forests, savannas, prairies, wetlands, and a lake including boardwalks and 2 piers along the Lake and Wetlands
  • 5-acre Central Lawn for passive recreation such as strolling, picnicking, and relaxing
  • Oval Promenade encircling the grassy Central Lawn
  • Live Oak Court for future concessions and events
  • 2 Restroom Buildings
  • Blossom entry plaza from Blossom Street and associated alley connecting the street to the lake was designed to honor one of the original roads into Camp Logan
  • Additional parking, dark sky lighting, water fountains for people and pups, benches, and bike racks