Our mission is to provide an uncommonly beautiful, urban green space in the heart of Houston that serves as a village green for our city, a source of health and happiness for our citizens, and a window into the incredible diversity of arts and traditions that enrich life in Houston.
The park has a high-efficiency irrigation system, and it also recycles groundwater from the garage to help fill Kinder Lake. Additionally, high-tech, highly efficient restroom fixtures are important to minimize the use and maximize the efficiency of water usage at the park.
Construction materials for the park have been recycled for use in future projects. Additionally, 20% of the materials used came from regional sources, and more than 60% of Ipe the wood used to construct the park came from sustainably-harvested forests. Ipe wood is a great choice because it’s amazingly strong, dense and naturally resistant to rot, insects and fire.
Lighting and air conditioning levels in all the buildings are consistently monitored, and all buildings allow maximum access to daylight and views for natural sources of light to create healthy indoor environments. And, finally, the Conservancy has committed to an education program and use of green housekeeping and landscape maintenance products.