Levy Park is a vibrant urban space located in the heart of the Upper Kirby District of Houston. The park’s thoughtful design features activity areas, a dog park, a community garden, the Children’s Park, and beautiful landscaping. Accenting the grounds are free, year-round passive and active programming in wellness, the arts, education, and recreation. Whether visiting the park for a special event, program, picnic, play date, or to enjoy the outdoors, Levy Park is an inclusive, safe space to connect, experience, do, and play.
Levy Park is the result of a 1941 bequest from the estate of Leon Levy. In 2015, the Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the Upper Kirby District Foundation, undertook the transformation of Levy Park into a world-class park. The 6-acre park, designed by the Office of James Burnett and Natalye Appel and Associates Architects, reopened in 2017.
Levy Park Conservancy, an affiliate of the Upper Kirby District Foundation, is the private, nonprofit organization responsible for the maintenance, operation, and programming of Levy Park, a public City of Houston Park.
ULI Houston Development of Distinction Award, Urban Open Space, 2018
ULI Houston Development of Distinction Award, People’s Choice, 2018
HBJ Landmark Award – Public Private Partnership, 2018
Paper City Design Award – Greater Good, 2018
ACEC Special Projects Gold Medal Winner, ACEC Texas Engineering Excellence Awards, 2018
ACEC National Recognition Award, ACEC National Engineering Excellence Awards, 2018
ASLA Texas Honor Award – Design, 2018
Houston Press: Best of Houston, Best New Park, 2017
AIA Houston Urban Design Award, 2017