In 2019, Houston Parks Board was recognized as a Communities of Care grantee, a grant program of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, which supports the Healthy Outdoor Communities (HOC) initiative. HOC is a collaborative approach to improve mental well being and combat health disparities in areas of need in Houston.

Over the course of five years, Houston Parks Board is working with Nature and Eclectic Outdoors, Texas A&M School of Public Health, local outdoor and health nonprofits, and community members in Acres Homes and Third Ward.

We encourage all members of our communities of focus to participate, share feedback, and get involved in HOC planning and programming. Learn more about Healthy Outdoor Communities and how you can join here.

Find Healthy Outdoor Communities on Facebook.