Planned Sunset Heights Park receives grant

A concept illustration of the planned Sunset Heights Park, which will be where the old Heights METRO Transit Station was at 6000 N. Main St. 

The proposed plan to turn the Heights METRO Transit Station at 6000 N. Main St. into a park recently received a grant to help with renovations of the land.

Houston City Council approved the submission of a grant application to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in October of last year. In May, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the $898,000 urban outdoor matching grant for the planned park, Sunset Heights Park. 

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant will be matched with public funds and donations to repurpose the METRO Transit Station.

Proposed developments and renovation include site preparation, signage, site work and utilities, a concrete walkway and tricycle track, a renovated bus shelter as a pavilion, stage area with a seat wall, native landscaping, bioswale with interpretive signage, chimney swift tower with interpretive signage, water spray feature, site furnishings, playground equipment and fitness stations, perimeter fence and gates, parking area and professional services.

According to HoustonSunsetHeights.org, construction on the park will begin in the spring of 2023.

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