What Is It?
A nonprofit organization that works to preserve, protect, and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow.
Projects range from working outside beautifying landscaped areas, picking up trash, rehabilitating natural surface trails, working on park conservation efforts, and supporting fundraising events. Memorial Park volunteer activities have been postponed until further notice. Please check the park’s volunteer page for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Volunteers aged 12-15 are welcome with a chaperone 21 years of age or older. There must be at least one adult per ten youth. Volunteers 16 years old and up may be allowed to volunteer without a chaperone at Conservancy events; email volunteer@
Varies, but a minimum of 2-4 hours at a time. The Conservancy is open on weekdays 8 AM to 5 PM. Most volunteer projects are scheduled for 8am-12pm Monday-Friday. Saturday mornings are available on a very limited basis and must be booked at least 30 days in advance and be for groups of 20 or more. No projects are available during July or August.
Volunteers should have a good work ethic, be friendly, take direction well, enjoy being outside, and not mind getting dirty!
HELP MAINTAIN THE PARK
Help beautify landscaped areas, pick up trash, assist with plantings, remove invasive species, clean and repair benches, rehabilitate natural surface trails, and do other general park maintenance.
Memorial Park Conservancy’s biggest volunteer event of the year is in January. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help plant trees in support of conservation efforts in the park. This is a perfect opportunity for high school clubs, teams, and individuals to gain service hours and learn about park maintenance. Memorial Park volunteer activities have been postponed until further notice.
HELP WITH ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS LIKE THE BRUNCH RUN (APRIL)
The Annual Brunch Run is a 4-mile Run/Walk and Kid’s 1K, and a Post-Race Party. Volunteers opportunities include helping with packet pick-up on the days leading up to the race and on race day, registering runners, helping with water stations, and helping with set-up and post-race take-down.
Other fundraising events include the Golf Tournament and the Gala.
Please visit the Conservancy’s volunteer page for more information.
MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY
Houston, Texas 77007
Houston, Texas 77007
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: David worked with the Conservancy and Bike Barn to fund raise and help repair Harvey-related trail damage, and installed a bike repair station at the South Side Trailhead. (2018)
Eagle: Austen F. (Troop 55) planted 200 buckets of Eastern gamma grass to help prevent erosion at the kayak launch area, and tracked the results for two years. (2018)
Eagle: Kyle H. refurbished the Nicole’s Way path, adding new gravel, weeding the surrounding garden beds, and adding new plantings. (2009)
Eagle: Planted and mulched 100 native Texas trees.
Eagle: Cleaned and refurbished the volleyball courts and public kiosk.