Houston Livestock Show donates $250,000 to Memorial Park
The Houston Livestock Show recently announced that a $250,000 grant will be given to Memorial Park Conservancy to help replant the park's urban forest, which was damaged after the 2011 drought.
"The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is as much a part of the heart and soul of our city as Memorial Park," said Mayor Annise Parker, in a press release. "Every year, thousands of trail riders camp here beneath the park's trees in remembrance of the pioneer spirit that every Texan shares. We thank the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for their support of our city and Memorial Park."
For roughly 60 years, rodeo participants have traveled from Texas and Louisiana to camp out at the park.
"On behalf of nearly 28,000 volunteers and a committed year-round staff, we're honored to be a part of this worthwhile project," said R.H. Steve Stevens, the rodeo board's chairman. "It will literally be a growing symbol of our commitment to our community."
For more information, call 832-395-7022 or visit www.houstonparks.org.