915 Northwood Street, 77009
This 23-acre neighborhood park on the Eastern periphery of Greater Heights is vital to the Brooke Smith neighborhood, the last remaining historic Hispanic community in the Greater Heights.
The Montie Beach Civic Club is committed to ensuring that this park represents the communities it serves and is sustained as a destination for visitors from surrounding communities. The Montie Beach Civic Club raised funds for a master plan for the park’s development.
For the master plan, Houston Parks Board is serving as the project manager and Asakura Robinson is serving as the Landscape Architecture firm.
MASTER PLAN PROCESS
The first step of the master planning effort is to identify, evaluate and consider the park’s current facilities, conditions, natural qualities, constraints, and opportunities. Outreach to stakeholders and community members is a critical component of the master plan process.
Over the course of six months, from April 2022 to September 2023, the design team and Montie Beach Civic Club hosted an open house and community meeting. A bilingual outreach approach helped bridge communication barriers, which resulted in input from a diverse range of park visitors.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS
All outreach activities related to the Montie Beach Park Master Plan have been completed! Check back here for updates on the final master plan, which will be finalized before the end of the calendar year.
PREVIOUS COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Montie Beach Park Summer Solstice Celebration: Master Plan Open House
On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 6:00-7:30 pm, Houston Parks Board and Montie Beach Civic Club (MBCC) coordinated with Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) to host a family-friendly open house to gather feedback on the park to support the creation of a master plan.
The open house featured food from H-E-B, giveaways from H-E-B, snowcones provided by MBCC, and a kids’ activity area. The master plan design consultant, Asakura Robinson, staffed boards for community input. Council Member Cisneros attended and spoke during the speaking program about the importance of community participation.
View the summary of the open house here
Montie Beach Park Master Plan Sneak Peak Community Meeting
On Thursday, September 7, 2023, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Houston Parks Board and Montie Beach Civic Club coordinated with HPARD to host a family-friendly community meeting to present two concepts for the master plan and gather final feedback on those concepts.
Design consultant Asakura Robinson presented the two concepts in a presentation, which can be found on Dropbox here.
A meeting summary will be uploaded when it is finalized.