IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY OF HOUSTON’S COVID-19 ORDER, EMANCIPATION PARK INDOOR AND MOST OUTDOOR FACILITIES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

ALL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FOR COVID-19 PARK UPDATES CLICK HERE.

History – Page 2 – Emancipation Park Conservancy

History

Our History Since 1872

2017
June 19

Renovations Complete

$33.6 million in renovations complete and Emancipation Park rededicated during annual Juneteenth Celebration. Over 8,000 patrons attended the event.
2018
January 1

New Executive Director

Emancipation Park Conservancy hires new staff lead by Executive Director, Lucy Bremond
May 7

New Staff

Emancipation Park Conservancy hires new staff lead by Executive Director, Lucy Bremond
2019
January 1

Construction on Founders’ Monuments Begins

Emancipation Park Conservancy beings construction on Founders’ Monuments to enhance the park and story of Emancipation Park and its founders.
April 24

Designated as a UNESCO Site of Memory

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Emancipation Park designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a Site of Memory Associated with the Slave Route Project.
June 19

Founders’ Monument Construction Begins

Emancipation Park Conservancy beings construction on Founders’ Monuments to enhance the park and story of Emancipation Park and its founders.
June 19

Development of Distinction Award

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Emancipation Park Conservancy wins Urban Land Institute Houston’s 2019 Development of Distinction Award.
November 14

Future Landmark Award

Future Landmark Award
EPC wins Preservation Houston’s Pier and Beam 2019 Future Landmark Award.
2020
June 1

Park Tour App Launches

Historic Emancipation Park Tour App Launches:  https://geotourist.com/tours/3910

reservations & rentals

Interested in hosting an event at Emancipation Park Conservancy? Private events may be held in several areas. Please call the phone numbers provided to learn more.

Ballfield Reserverations: 832.394.8804
Park Permits: 832.394.8805

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