SUPPORT THE CONSERVANCY

Urban green space is integral to the health of cities across the country and is vital for companies striving to recruit outstanding employees to their cities. Well-maintained parks provide important benefits for urban dwellers that include improved health and wellness, both mentally and physically, amenities for recreation and relaxation, exposure to diverse communities, positive environmental impact, and economic development.

Hermann Park Conservancy welcomes the opportunity to partner with companies and offers a wide range of partnership packages. As advertising is prohibited in Hermann Park, partnerships offer corporate donors a unique chance to reach an audience of over six million annual Park visitors, while asserting their commitment to the community and a green cause.

We are grateful for our corporate partners. Click here to see a full list.

Gift Ideas
Consider giving clients and employees the gift of Hermann Park. From memberships to train and boat rides, Houstonians will love these unique gifts. Click here for gift ideas.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Sponsor or Support Annual Conservancy Events

Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival
Kite Festival l brings thousands of kite fliers to Hermann Park to enjoy a day of friendly kite-flying, kite making, live music, DJs, student performances, food vendors, additional kids’ activities, and more. The event is free and open to the public. It is a great opportunity for companies to connect with our community. 

To learn more about to learn more about Kite Festival, click here.

For sponsorship opportunities, email mmiller@hermannpark.org

Park to Port Bike Ride
The annual Park to Port Bike Ride, a 20-mile round-trip, takes cyclists on the Brays Bayou trail from Hermann Park to the Port of Houston providing a unique perspective on our city. Riders enjoy a turn-around party at the ride's half-way point sponsored by Port Houston before returning to Hermann Park for a fun post-ride celebration including music, food, and more.

The next Park to Port Bike Ride will be held on October 6, 2018. To learn more about the Park to Port Bike Ride, click here.

For sponsorship opportunities, email mmiller@hermannpark.org.

Run in the Park
Run in the Park is Hermann Park Conservancy’s popular annual fun run offering a 5K run/walk, 3K walk, and a 1K kids’ run, all taking place under the Park's treasured live oak canopy on the Marvin Taylor Trail. Family and friends cheer on participants and then join them for a fun post-race party featuring music, food, drinks, and fun activities. 

The next Run in the Park will be held on November 10, 2018. To learn more about Run in the Park, click here.

For sponsorship opportunities, email mmiller@hermannpark.org.

Evening in the Park
Evening in the Park
 is the Conservancy’s largest fundraiser each year. Guests enjoy cocktails at sunset before dining in one of Houston’s most enchanting outdoor spaces. The annual spring event raises funds that help the Conservancy continue to improve and maintain Hermann Park and supports daily volunteer and stewardship programs. 

To learn more about Evening in the Park, click here.

Hats in the Park
One of Houston’s most colorful springtime events, Hats in the Park is an annual fundraiser benefiting Hermann Park Conservancy. Thanks to its beautiful scenery and worthy cause, our Hats in the Park luncheon consistently attracts the enthusiastic participation of Houston’s social, business and philanthropic leaders. 

To learn more about Hats in the Park, click here.

Become a Reforestation and Habitat Restoration Sponsor

Hermann Park is home to more than 8,000 trees, many of them close to 100 years old. The tree canopy includes magnificent Live Oaks along the Jones Reflection Pool and the dense urban forest in Bayou Parkland. The Conservancy’s reforestation program protects and preserves these valuable trees. The Conservancy assists the Houston Parks and Recreation Department with tree care and special treatments. Habitat restoration projects ensure that wildlife and native plants will continue to thrive and in Hermann Park.

For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Support Park Improvements

Many of the iconic features you see in Hermann Park today were outlined by the planners who worked on the Park since its founding in 1914. With the Conservancy’s founding in 1992, many ambitious projects were undertaken to complete the Centennial Campaign for Hermann Park, as outlined in the 1995 master plan developed by renowned landscape architect Laurie Olin. The opening of the McGovern Centennial Gardens in the Park’s centennial year was a culmination of the Centennial Campaign and marked another important feat for Hermann Park’s development.

As we look forward to the next 100 years in Hermann Park's rich history, the Conservancy engaged renowned landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA) in 2015 to develop the next master plan for Hermann Park, which will serve as a strategic guide for future improvements to Hermann Park over the next 20 years.

Current improvement projects include:

  • Hermann Park Family Commons
  • Developing key areas identified in the master plan update
  • Historic Clubhouse, to be known as Lott Hall at Hermann Park upon completion
  • Dog Park

To learn more about the master plan update, click here.

To learn about all of our current plans and projects, click here.

For information about sponsorship or naming opportunities in the Hermann Park Family Commons, Japanese Garden, historic clubhouse, McGovern Centennial Gardens, and other areas of the Park, email mmiller@hermannpark.org.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to keep the Park looking clean and beautiful. Corporate groups can volunteer for a variety of projects including reforestation and habitat restoration as well as special events including National Public Lands Day, Run in the Park, the Hermann Park Kite Festival and the Park to Port Bike Ride. There are also volunteer opportunities is the McGovern Centennial Gardens. To learn more about volunteering, click here.

Book Your Next Event at Hermann Park

The Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and the Celebration Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens offer a scenic setting for corporate meetings and events. The Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion serves as the main entryway to the gardens and provides a stunning view of a 30-foot garden mount across the expansive centennial green. The Celebration Garden is a beautiful outdoor venue for special events. 

To learn more about renting the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion or Celebration Garden, click here.

For questions or more information about getting involved, contact:

Meghan Miller
Director of Development
mmiller@hermannpark.org
713-524-5876 ext. 339