An overview of Duane Park’s projects, which beautify and preserve our neighborhood.
Before New York fell in love with the Cartesian plane and made everything above Houston into nice, crisp rectangles, parts of the city were mapped like little villages. Ours was one.
Duane Park was created in 1797 when Trinity Church sold the land to the city and set the space aside specifically for park use. The year 2022 marks Duane Park’s 225th anniversary and we are launching a project to restore the park to an original historic footprint.
In July 2021, we restored the three lampposts in the park. The lampposts were installed in 1998, but 22 winters (and no clear answer about which city agency should tend to them) were peeling, rusting and calling for help. So, we secured a contractor and the necessary permits to undertake their refurbishment! The project cost $8500. Like the fence painting, tree care and the plantings, our ability to make these improvements depends on decades of steadfast support from our donors.
A special project sponsored by Friends of Duane Park.