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With over 445 acres, there's lots to do in Hermann Park.
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The Grand Basin, part of Hermann Park’s early plans, was created in 1925. Decades later, a gift from Kathrine and John P. McGovern made it possible for major improvements to be made to the six-acre lake. In 1999, the old lake was drained and enlarged. The new eight-acre McGovern Lake opened to the public on April 21, 2001.
HPC members are a vital part of keeping Hermann Park looking good. Membership gifts support the Conservancy's stewardship efforts, like volunteer programs and maintenance initiatives. Members get great benefits too, like free train tickets, invitations to member exclusive events, and more!
The Commons at is an upcoming project to transform and revitalize 26 acres in the southwest portion of Hermann Park. Complete with immersivse and accessible playscapes, restored natural habitats, unique art installations, and a spot for everyone in the community, the Commons will usher Hermann Park into the next phase of its 20-year master plan.
Urban Green is a membership and events group made up of young professionals mostly in their 20s and 30s dedicated to the Conservancy’s mission to improve and maintain Hermann Park. Through a variety of events, Urban Green strives to inspire new generations of Park supporters. Perks include discounted tickets to Conservancy events, networking opportunities and more!
Located in the heart of Houston, Hermann Park welcomes an estimated six million visitors a year. Thanks to its proximity to downtown, the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District, this 445-acre urban park is an important resource for Houstonians.
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Hermann Park Conservancy relies on the support of generous individuals and organizations to continue its efforts to maintain and care for Hermann Park. However you wish to contribute, your financial support helps provide priceless experiences and create cherished memories for visitors today and for the years to come.