Jun 21 2007, 05:00 PM
Help us stop the insanity!!!! The City of Houston announced that it is putting a skate park in prime green space just outside of downtown. Please send your plea to preserve the beauty of the park and incidently protect the dgc to:
1) the Mayors office:
Mayor Bill White
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251

PHONE: 713.247.2200
EMAIL: [email protected] and/or [email protected]

2) Houston Parks and Recreation Department
ATTN: Director Joe Turner
ATTN: Joe Turner
2999 S. Wayside
Houston, TX 77023

EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: (713) 845-1000

3)Houston Parks Board
Executive Director:Roksan Okan-Vick

ATTN: Roksan Okan-Vick
2001 Kirby Drive, Suite 814
Houston, TX 77019

EMAIL:[email protected]
PHONE: (713) 942-8500
FAX: (713) 942-7664

City Councilman
Adrian Garcia
Here is councilman Garcia's email.
[email protected]

Honestly, I am way, way, way more concerned with the "uglification" of Eleanor Tinsley Park that the ultimate destiny of the disc golf park. I just can't believe that anyone in their right minds supports putting a skate park THERE. With all the vacant land around this city? This is one of the only "beautiful" views of Houston and one of the last green spaces that bikes, runners, and dog-walkers can enjoy.

Jun 22 2007, 01:36 PM
I just got word that the dog walkers are mobilizing! every little bit helps.

Aug 20 2007, 03:32 AM
Try talking with these folks b/c it looks like they are going to have a lot of say with the new design downtown.


Aug 20 2007, 10:45 AM
Guys, there has been alot of work done behind the scene, that will be beneficial to our community. Think positive thoughts as it looks like "redesign" has the potential to add additional holes. I'm sure those who are working directly with the new laison from Houston Parks, will be updating when things are nailed down.

Aug 21 2007, 02:48 PM
It doesn't make sense to put it there anyway. Don't they use that area for the band stand during all the festivals? Then again, they put one of those eye sores in Watonga Pkwy Park (across W. 43rd from TC Jester Park) in what used to be nice, open area on the edge of the woods. I guess it get a lot of use, but it's ugly as hell.

Aug 22 2007, 11:31 AM
Silly wabbits think it will keep the skateboard kids out of the downtown area. Those urban warriors will go where the concrete takes them, and they will grow tired of that park quickly.

Aug 22 2007, 12:23 PM
You are correct, ma'am.

Aug 22 2007, 03:12 PM
Hey, doesn't the Octoberfest arrive soon?

Aug 22 2007, 04:45 PM
I have a refrigerator full of it. In fact, I was working as a volunteer at the brewery tour when it was first tapped for the public three weeks ago. Yes, I got to sample after the work was done. :) How great would it be to have a keg of this stuff for Red ROk-toberfest?

Aug 22 2007, 05:20 PM
I'd be happy to donate to that cause. How's the Waterloo home brew coming????

Aug 22 2007, 05:22 PM
And speaking of Octoberfest, do you remember those kegs of "Especial" from Pro Worlds in the staff suite???