Mandell Park Adds Another Space for Reflection and Recreation in the Neighborhood

By | August 28, 2014


Credit: Trish Badger
Credit: Trish Badger

Mandell Park is small, but significant. The 1.2 acres of land situated at the corner of Mandell Street and Richmond Avenue are an example of what happens when people, organizations, corporations and government entities come together for a cause. What once was an unofficial trash dump has transformed over the course of its over 30-years as city property into a first-class park with gardens, benches and a walking path.

Culturemap wrote up its recent dedication, with Mayor Annise Parker in attendance among many others invested in its success. No one there may have been more invested than the representatives from the non-profit Friends of Mandell Park, who have been championing the project for years. The organization finally solicited enough donations and support to turn the space into what it is today. A part of that support, the Montrose Management District Board of Directors voted to support the park redevelopment effort with the approval of a $15,000 grant. It was truly an effort of many. You can visit the Asakura Robinson-designed green space at 1501 Richmond Avenue.

2 responses to “Mandell Park Adds Another Space for Reflection and Recreation in the Neighborhood”

  1. Six administrations ago, this land was purchased as the site for a Montrose library.
    Thereafter the current site was donated to the city and the land has been vacant since.

  2. […] Westheimer If bike riding is an activity that appeals to both parties, hop on and head to the newly unveiled Mandell Park for an exploration of the manicured green space and community garden. When it’s […]

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.