After changes to the tax code and issues surrounding ownership, the Park was donated to the City of Houston in 1916. Initially, the Park was merely an open field with a race track around the perimeter and an open-air pavilion in the center.
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Park users near and far enjoy the park with their families and participate in our various activities, programs and events. Your financial contribution is more than just a donation, your one-time or monthly gift will empower Emancipation Park Conservancy in our mission to restore, manage, and enhance Emancipation Park. Your support will mean a great deal to us and ensures that future generations will benefit from the park for years to come.