Emancipation Park Conservancy seeks to empower the Third Ward community and beyond through financial education and resources offered through our many strategic partners. We understand the importance of education surrounding this topic amongst our community. Our goal is to offer a variety of programs, courses and classes geared towards economic education and empowerment that ensure our community can become great stewards and take control of their financial life and legacy.
Historic Empancipation Park Audio Guide on Geotourist App
Experience the rich history and heritage of Emancipation Park and explore its thoughtful architecture and state-of the art recreational facilities. The GPS-led audio guide can be streamed by downloading the free GeoTourist App on your mobile device and visiting the park at the designated sites.
Can’t make it to the park?
You can also stream the audio tour from your computer in the comfort of your home by clicking the link below.
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Fondren Fund for Texas of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Park is the oldest in the city of Houston
Emancipation Park was created by Houston’s African-American community leaders as a place to commemorate the anniversary of their emancipation, the “Juneteenth”. Today the Park is a welcoming and open space for exploring and celebrating freedom. A destination of profound historic importance the Park provides culturally enriching, and community-advancing programs. Walk the beautifully landscaped grounds, experience the thoughtful architecture and state-of the art recreational facilities that promote every kind of participation, from looking on to diving in, and self-guided exploration to structured recreation. The Park is the oldest in the city of Houston, and is designated a Protected Landmark. It is part of the Emancipation National Historic Trail and the UNESCO Slave Route Project.