Levy Park

Levy Park is a highly programmed 5.9-acre urban park located within the residential development project in the Upper Kirby District of Houston. The Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority, a public-private partnership, hired OJB to design a world-class urban park.

Programming for the park includes a performance pavilion, two large event lawns, a community garden, several water features, and a dog park to ensure that the gardens offer something for everyone. A generous promenade circling the park connects a games area, play berms, decomposed granite seating courts, and a food kiosk. Several mixed-use residential and office buildings sit across the street and are united with the park by the surrounding renovated streetscapes. At the heart of the park is a winding children’s garden, which among its playful fountains and tree houses, sits several 40-70-year-old legacy live oak trees that were relocated on-site.

The renovation of the park into an amenity-rich, open, green space has been warmly embraced as the perfect addition to the neighborhood and a catalyst for economic development.

Location: Houston, TX

Team: Natalye Appel + Associates, Ward, Getz & Associates, Matrix Structural Engineers, Wylie Consulting Engineers, Fountain Source, Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, 4b Technology, Minor Design

Photo Credit:
Dabfoto Creative, Morris Malakoff, Courtesy of Levy Park, Luis Ayala, Scott Blons