3600 Locke Lane, 77027

Updated 12/15/2023

Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Houston Parks Board have teamed up with Friends of Pumpkin Park and community members to improve Pumpkin Park. Previously known as River Oaks Park, it was established in 1938 on five acres set aside for the public’s use during the development of the River Oaks subdivision. The renovation will include updates to the park’s historic community center.

While planning efforts are underway to determine the scope and budget for the renovation project, we are happy to provide the ability to make a donation through the form below. Checks can also be mailed to the Houston Parks Board office with a note designating Pumpkin Park. Once the scope of the project and budget are defined, we will provide more information on donation and recognition opportunities.


No community meetings are scheduled at this time. Stay tuned for updates.


On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Houston Parks Board hosted a second virtual community meeting for community members to give input on potential planned improvements to Pumpkin Park and Community Center.

To view a recording of the meeting, click here.

To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.

Houston Parks Board is accepting comments on the proposed plan until Friday, March 5. Please email any comments or questions to info@houstonparksboard.org.

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Houston Parks Board hosted a virtual community meeting during which existing conditions of the park were shown and aspirational questions were asked of attendees to help determine and propose future improvements.

To view a recording of the meeting, click here.

To view a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation click here.