Wilkins Pavilion parking tips for upcoming graduation ceremonies

Students from Kashmere, North Forest, Booker T. Washington and Wheatley high schools will hold graduation ceremonies this weekend at Mark Anthony Wilkins Pavilion, located next to Forest Brook Middle School at 7525 Tidwell Road.

In order to facilitate a smooth graduation day, HISD officers will help direct traffic and parking. The officers will be there ensure the safety of all graduates and their families.

Several overflow parking areas will be located at the pavilion and next door at the middle school. Attendees should plan to carpool with other family members and friends to help minimize congestion.

There also will be park-and-ride sites at nearby Shadydale Elementary and the Northeast Multi-Purpose Center, with air-conditioned shuttle buses running between the pavilion before and after the ceremonies. Utilizing these shuttles will help reduce traffic near the pavilion.

For parents or guests who have walking restrictions, assistants in golf carts will be available to help with transportation to the pavilion entrance.

The Wilkins Pavilion graduation schedule is as follows:

  • Wheatley High School: Friday, May 29, 7 p.m.
  • Booker T. Washington High School: Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m.
  • Kashmere High School: Saturday, May 30, 6 p.m.
  • North Forest High School: Sunday, May 31, 1 p.m