A rain barrel system and a fruit tree orchard. A new walking trail and an outdoor classroom. These are just a few of the attractions now gracing four new SPARK parks at HISD campuses across the city.
The schools raised an average of $17,000 each to help fund the projects, which were supplemented with contributions from HISD, the City of Houston, and other generous supporters and organizations.
Highlights from this year’s parks include a rain barrel system and fruit tree orchard at Moreno, a soccer field and new playground equipment at Tijerina, an outdoor classroom and mosaic at Almeda, and a new walking trail and exercise equipment at Berry.
“Children can play, explore, or just sit and read or meditate in our new SPARK Park,” said Moreno Principal Adriana Castro. “We are leaving Moreno much better than we found it.”