Eastern Glades: The Memorial Park Expansion

Contributor: Cindy May

The Memorial Park expansion, called the Eastern Glades, has been a haven for Houstonians during since Covid-19 started making waves.

The Clay Family Eastern Glades

With 100 acres of new, beautiful landscaping, the space includes two new trails, several outdoor seating and meeting areas, a large pond with a walkway, and a spacious grassy center for family picnics and activities.

The Memorial Park is commonly used for all sorts of outdoor sports as well as lots of runners and joggers that like to exercise on the 3 mile trail.

The project reclaims the 100 acres that were previously inaccessible parkland, and adds more wetlands in the area to create a natural habitat system.

This is the first major project for the Ten-Year Plan, which is part of the $70 million gift from the Kinder Foundation.

The surrounding areas are going through additional renovations and revamps, including the Land Bridge and Prairie project, and the new Sports Complex.

The Eastern Glades is the first Memorial Park Master Plan project to finish. It's easily accessible from memorial drive, and due to popularity, you'll find parking to be a little tough on the weekends. Parking on the side of the park is also subject to parking meters, which you can access on-site or through the Houston parking mobile app.

The Affected Housing Market

Nearby housing, including single family homes and many apartment complexes, have seen a larger demand (and possibly price increase) due to the interest in being near the new part of the park.

Adding to the overall value of Memorial Park, the Eastern Glades has quickly become a huge point of interest for the area.

Homes in the area should start seeing an increase in general property value, and it may continue to rise as the rest of the expansions complete over the next ten years.

If you are interested in learning more about selling a property or getting your property's value, check out our Houston's location to find out more.

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