Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth with Emancipation Park All Week Long 

Houston’s oldest public park is commemorating history with a series of virtual events. 

06/14/2021 By Shivani Parmar

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Story Behind those Mosaic Pillars at Emancipation Park

"Elements of Change," completed in January of 2020, relays the story of both the park and its founders.

02/03/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Snow in Houston?

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 11–13

Holiday concerts, an opera documentary, and Narnia. What more could you want?

12/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Pay Your Respects

Last Chance To Visit Houston's Say Their Names Memorial Before It’s Gone

The traveling exhibit, which is in Emancipation Park through Oct. 13, honors Black victims of racial injustice.

10/12/2020 By Adrianne Reece

H-Town Diary

Coming of Age in the Third Ward

A native of the Tre reflects on her upbringing in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

09/14/2020 By SaMantha Shields

Pick A Cause, Any Cause

5 Things You Must Do in Houston This Weekend, June 19-21

We've got a weekend of events connected to Black Lives Matter, Pride, and Juneteenth.

06/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Download It

Emancipation Park Has a New Guided Audio Tour

Get hip to the park's history in honor of Juneteenth.

06/16/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dad day

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 14–16

Lots of outdoor movies and outdoor concerts, but also indoor options, too.

06/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Newcomer's Guide

Our 5 Favorite Parks in Houston

Houston’s new(ish) and newly redone urban parks will make you want to get out and get moving—yes, even on those 90-degree days.

08/30/2018 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

What Happens When You Change a Street Name?

Dowling Street recently became Emancipation Avenue—but what exactly does that process entail?

07/18/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

4 New—and Newly Renovated—Parks We Love

Houston’s newest urban parks will make you want to get out and get moving—yes, even in the heat of the summer.

06/22/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

On Your To-Do List

Five Things You Must Do This Weekend: June 16–18

Celebrate Emancipation Park, get chased by aliens, and jam out to the Fab Four.

06/16/2017 By Arman Badrei, Kara Fields, and Spencer Vogel

Rooted in History

Houston's Oldest Park Debuts Its $33.6 Million Renovation

Although Emancipation Park informally opened at the beginning of the year, the Juneteenth Festival will mark its grand reopening.

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis