Houston's Montrose Neighborhood Getting Greener Thanks to Grant

The vibrant Houston neighborhood of Montrose is about to get greener thanks to a big grant.

Houston Public Media reports the Houston Parks Department was recently awarded a one million dollar grant to transform an old asphalt lot in the neighborhood into a park. 

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department awarded the urban outdoor grants to 37 cities in Texas with populations of more than 500,000 that are in need of nature getaways. The Montrose park, called Avondale Promenade Park, will go up at the corner of Whitney Street Westheimer Road. The plan for the half-acre park includes a community plaza, picnic tables, and dog park.

Currently the site is a gravelly parking lot—often filled with pigeons, according to Houston Public Media—sitting across from a shopping strip and bar. The park is poised to be a natural respite amid this bustling neighborhood.

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