Parks in the Bayou City

Sep. 25, 2012Council Member Ellen Cohen

If you believe, as I do, that Houstonians should have better access to parks and green spaces, along with all that entails–improved health through exercise, safe places for children to play, improved water quality–then you’ll be pleased to hear that Parks By You is hard at work!

Parks By You is a coalition of citizens organizing to increase access to and improve neighborhood parks and bayous in Houston.

By improving these parks and by completing the system that will connect parks and green spaces along our bayous, we can:

  • build safer communities,
  • improve flood control, and
  • protect our natural resources.

By enhancing our quality of life, this initiative will ensure that Houston is in an even stronger position to compete for the companies and workers of tomorrow.

This is a cause I support because of what it means for all Houstonians – today and tomorrow. Please visit Parks By You to learn more, to get involved, and to help realize this vision.