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!