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