NOW THAT THE storms have rolled through and the weather is blissfully fall-like, this week will be the perfect time to enjoy one of Houston's many parks. An event last week celebrated how parks bring Houstonians together — especially when Covid is in our midst.
The Houston Parks Board's annual lunch took place under a tent on the Avenida de las Americas Plaza, overlooking Discovery Green. The nonprofit has spearheaded initiatives to improve air quality and the bayou system, and Board Chairman Barron Wallace spoke on the group's upcoming projects.
In an interview moderated by Texas Monthly editor Mimi Swartz, the luncheon's featured speaker, Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix, discussed how spending time outdoors positively impacts peoples' emotional, mental and physical health.
The afternoon raised nearly $600,000 to further the Houston Park Board's efforts.
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor
Alisa Weldon, Laura Spanjian and Karla Cisneros
Debbie Elliot Griffith, Susan Bono and Ann Whitlock
Marie Louise and David Kinder
Lindsey Brown and Chris Shepherd
Janice Weaver and Shannon Buggs
Michael Moore and Kathryn Moore
Susan Christian, Kenneth Allen and Sis Johnson
Mimi Swartz, Florence Williams and Beth White
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