Rep. Gene Green to Speak at Ribbon Cutting of North Shore Community Natural Trail
HOUSTON – The Houston Parks and Recreation Department was selected as a winner of the national Parks Build Community campaign and awarded a $20,000 grant. Funds will be used to build the Northshore Nature Walk, a half-mile loop connecting neighborhoods on the east side of the park through a forested wildlife area in Hermann Brown Park. Congressman Gene Green, an advocate for the project, will be among the local and elected officials to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony on August 22nd.
“I am glad to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony for North Shore Community Natural Trail to celebrate this new addition to our city.” Green said. “Public parks and recreational trails help us create healthier communities by setting aside space for families and children to get outside. That’s particularly important in our urban area.”
The new addition to the park will feature a sitting area, benches, tree stools, a half-mile of trail through forest and prairie, pollinator garden, Memorial Grove area, educational station, and possible other areas of shade structures.
The Parks Build Community grant is supported by the Walt Disney Company and the National Recreation and Park Association.