Wagner Greenspace, a half-acre undeveloped space near downtown will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company to help make improvements and turn it into a community park.
The funds will help pay for tree plantings, seeding, benches, bird houses, interpretative signs and trash bins to help transform the space into a neighborhood gathering spot for fun and healthy activities.
The finished product at Wagner will be a nature-based recreation area that will support birds and other wildlife while providing opportunities for nearby residents to connect with nature. Woodland Park and Dow Park were also in the running for the funds in Houston.
The Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign is in its fourth year. It's part of the National Recreation and Park Association and Disney's commitment to provide 1 million kids and families with greater access to play.
Work on the Wagner Greenspace is expected to begin in July. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new space should happen in late August.