ACHIEVEMENTS

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    McGovern Centennial Gardens Before and After                                             Lifted Up Aerial Photography

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    Reflection Pool Before and After

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    Heart of the Park Project Before and After

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    McGovern Lake Before and After 

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    Grand Gateway Before and After

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    Miller Outdoor Theatre Before and After

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    Pedal Boat Lagoon Before and After 

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    Lake Plaza and Kinder Station Before and After 

For a slideshow of before and after photos, click on the arrow above.

With many projects in the ground or underway, the Conservancy has made a visible impact on Hermann Park.

Major Completed Improvements:

  • The restoration of the Grand Gateway, the historic entrance to Hermann Park
  • The creation the seven-acre McGovern Centennial Gardens and Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
  • The nationally recognized renovation of the “Heart of the Park,” including the Jones Reflection Pool and expanded McGovern Lake
  • The creation of Lake Plaza which includes a cafe, the scenic Tiffany & Co. Foundation Bridge, and Kinder Station for a new and improved Hermann Park train
  • Improvements along Brays Bayou, including forest trails through the 80-acre Bayou Parkland, bayou trails and a bike bridge for walkers and bicyclists, and a pedestrian underpass under North and South MacGregor
  • The restoration of the Japanese Garden
  • The expansion and renovation of Miller Outdoor Theatre to include a new ticket office, landscaped plazas, and 85 bathrooms
  • The construction of the Houston Zoo West Entrance to serve the Texas Medical Center