West 11th Park renaming update

Last year, the Friends of West 11th Street Park were pleased to present to the Houston Parks and Recreation Department a neighborhood-driven petition to rename the park in honor of our late president, Dr. Lorraine Cherry. The petition proposed that the name of West 11th Street Park be changed to the Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve.

In December, the HPARD Renaming Committee posted signage in the park requesting public comments on the proposed name change. Additional signage has been posted to address concerns that the signage was not easily visible. In a recent update on the status of the petition, the committee indicated that the comment period is nearing an end.

Please send your comments regarding this proposed name change to Rename.Parks@houstontx.gov or call 832-395-7012 so that your voice can be heard!

Bring Wildlife into YOUR Garden this Spring

Bring Wildlife into YOUR Garden this Spring

Spring is here! First, a BIG thank you to all the January volunteers who cleaned the bee and butterfly gardens on the south side of the park. Now with March bringing the warmer weather, it is perfect for planting nectar and host plants that the butterflies, moths and bees need.  Watch for increased insect activity in these gardens and throughout the Park this spring as the plants start blooming.

Meet the New Friends of West 11th Street Park President

Meet the New Friends of West 11th Street Park President

As you may be aware, Lorraine Cherry, former president of Friends of the West 11th Street Park, passed away in December. I had the pleasure and honor to serve with her as a board member of the Friends since its inception in 1998. We lost a strong voice for our park and the Timbergrove community, but I hope that I, along with the other board members, will continue to support the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) and the Timbergrove community in the future maintenance, improvements and conservation of West 11th Street Park. 

Another Stride in the Trail System

Another Stride in the Trail System

A new trail segment is coming to the Park!

Thanks to donations from the Timbergrove Manor Neighborhood Association (TMNA) and the Timbergrove Manor Civic Club (TMCC), Houston Parks Board has confirmed a new trail segment will be constructed in the park. Pending weather and any unforeseen circumstances, construction should only take a day or two to complete and is expected to take place in October.