Candlelight Forest West Maintenance Fund, Inc.

ALABONSON PARK UPDATE

The Harris County Precinct 4 Parks Department has entered into a joint agreement with the City of Houston and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to design, develop, and operate Alabonson Park.

The project is still in the design phase which should take approximately 1 year and the build-out should be completed within 3 years including the design phase.  When it is completed it will serve our area as a public park with an on-site staff and athletic fields.

NOTE:  Groundbreaking is slated for the first quarter of 2019 with major construction to follow soon thereafter.

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Friends of Alabonson Park (FOAP)

                         Announce Public Meeting


The FOAP Board of Directors has scheduled a public meeting for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018,
from 2-4 p.m.,
at the White Oak Conference Center located at 7603 Antoine, in Houston, Texas.

 Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Harris County Precinct 4 Parks Department administrator Dennis Johnston, and representatives of the Near Northwest Management District will share news about Alabonson Park. Topics covered at the meeting will focus on what has occurred up to now and what can be expected in the coming months. 

Funding has been made available through a $2 million appropriation in Harris County Precinct 4 Park Bond funds, a $1-million grant from Texas Park & Wildlife, and the land donation from the City of Houston. Groundbreaking is slated for the first quarter of 2019 with major construction to follow soon thereafter.

Soon, approximately 52-acres will be transformed into a family-centric venue where anyone can come enjoy soccer, football or softball games as a spectator or participant.  There will be hike-and-bike trails, concessions, a butterfly garden and a small meeting room where neighborhood organizations can conduct Scout and other community meetings. In addition, planned programs specifically designed for all age groups will be offered. Alabonson Park will offer ample parking and feature a visible law enforcement presence with Precinct 4 Parks Department staff present onsite during normal operating hours.

The FOAP Board encourages everyone to attend to have an opportunity to meet those involved, ask questions, and learn how they can support this neighborhood revitalization project through their volunteerism.   After completion, Alabonson Park will be the cornerstone for neighboring communities from which local families will benefit.

FOAP Board: Dr. Jon Enloe, Linda Gamel, Eileen Egan, Dan Cleveland, Rose Egge, Wayne Norden, and Latonya Payne.


Approved by Precinct 4 – 06/19/2018




The updated proposed design as of March 13, 2018 (Subject to change).

Groundbreaking has been tentatively set for October 2018 with construction to begin in November 2018.


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