Good newsletters make good neighbors.
Evelyn’s Park is a dynamic destination with lots to do and more to come. Keep up season-round with our upcoming events and announcements.
The Board of Directors of Evelyn’s Park Conservancy announces that Patricia King-Ritter will end her tenure as Park Director on June 30. She plans to focus her energy and time on her family as her 3 children transition schools. King-Ritter has provided extraordinary commitment and effective leadership to the development and growth of EPC since 2013. She has played a unique and critical role in increasing the Park’s impact and success over the past 7 years while serving as a Board member, Board President, and Park Director. The Board wishes to recognize just a few of the many significant accomplishments achieved during her terms, including:
- Leading the effort to create a vision, mission and strong brand for EPC
- Identifying key opportunities to serve the community in cooperation with City Council
- Leading the successful Phase 1 Capital Campaign and the completion of new facilities
- Creating a series of variety recreational, cultural and environmental programs
- Creating a vital network of community and organizational partners
- Effectively implementing the Event Center rental program to provide operating income
All Board members--present and past, recognize the special passion, enthusiasm and dedication to the mission that King-Ritter has demonstrated throughout her association with EPC. She will be greatly missed by the Board, staff members, community partners and many volunteers. Her work has laid the foundation for a strong future. An opportunity to share our many thanks will be planned when we can gather together.
The Board is developing transition plans and a search process for a successor director.
Jerry Wische, Chair, Board of Directors, Evelyn’s Park Conservancy
Bookworms, take note of the Take Time To Read program this spring, an annual reading program sponsored by the Bellaire City Library.Read More (The Buzz Magazines)
Evelyn's Park, 400 Bellaire Blvd., will debut to the public on Earth Day, April 22.Read More (Houston Chronicle)
We are essential! Our park has never been more important to the mental and physical well - being of our community. Evelyn’s Park will remain open to the public during our regular hours of 7AM-10PM. However, effective immediately, in accordance with the Mayor's public health order, the children's play area, the sculpture and the public restrooms will be closed through April 30, 2020.
Betsy’s will remain open from 11AM- 7PM for takeout and curbside delivery, and you are invited to picnic in the park or take it home to your family. Please follow the proper health precautions recommended by the City of Houston to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including being respectful of fellow visitors.
All programming and events in the park are canceled through April 30, 2020, however for news on virtual programming and updates, please check our website and social media or sign up for our e-news below.