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 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.
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.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Michele Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival
Kite Festival brings in over 10,000 families to Hermann Park for a day that is filled with kite flying, live musical performances, games, family-friendly activities, and more. Kite Festival is a wonderful way to showcase this beautiful Park and a wonderful opportunity for companies to connect with our community at our largest free event.
To learn more about to learn more about Kite Festival, click here.
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.
To learn more about the Park to Port Bike Ride, click here.
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.
To learn more about Run in the Park, click here.
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.
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.
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:
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 Commons, Japanese Garden, Historic Clubhouse, McGovern Centennial Gardens, and other areas of the Park, contact Meghan Miller at email@example.com.
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.
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.