February 2019

Parks & Recreation  

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Terry Hershey Park

Terry Hershey Park

The land occupied by Precinct 3's Terry Hershey Park was acquired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1940s as part of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs project. The Corps of Engineers later deeded this land to the Harris County Flood Control District. Harris County began planning to develop a park on the property in 1985 and eventually leased 500 acres along the banks of Buffalo Bayou and South Mayde Creek from the Flood Control District in 1987.

Terese "Terry" Hershey and her late husband Jacob "Jake" Hershey devoted a great deal of time, energy and money to conservation causes. They were founders of the Bayou Preservation Association. Mrs. Hershey is a former member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. She has been honored by many state and national organizations for her efforts to protect the environment. She and then Congressman George Bush defeated a proposal to channelize and pave Buffalo Bayou, in the 1960s, by persuading Congress not to provide the money for it.

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15200 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77079

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