Kinder Foundation Gifts $70M for Houston Memorial Park

Outer Loop Trail, Houston
“Outer Loop Trail, Houston Arboretum” by Roy Luck licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: Houston Chronicle

The Kinder Foundation has pledged $70 million to help the Memorial Park Conservancy project in Houston fast forward in its efforts to raise $125 million.

The master plan includes restorative and redevelopment measures in Memorial Park, including 50 acres of new prairie habitat through the construction of a bridge that will connect the north and south ends of the park. The project is estimated to take 5 to 10 years.

Additionally, the funds will work to build new trails within the park, improve facilities, and develop a Memorial Grove for Houston’s military history, among other things.

This is the single largest park donation in the city’s history.

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