Join us at our monthly meetup.
AIGA Houston is returning to the great outdoors for our May monthly meetup, Creatives at the Park! Get some sunshine with us for our picnic Saturdays series. We’re providing light refreshments, but we also encourage you to BYOB (no glass containers) and bring items appropriate for a potluck picnic this summer. Don’t forget to grab your favorite camping chair or blanket!
- Saturday, May 27, 2023
- 4–6 p.m. CT
- Memorial Park (Clay Family Eastern Glades)
- 6501 Memorial Dr
- Houston, TX 77007
- Free and open to the public. Families and pets welcome.
Please follow guidelines set by Memorial Park Conservancy on what is allowed at the park.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran in the creative community or a recent graduate, this is the place to connect with Houston designers, developers, photographers, makers and more.
Use hashtag #aigahouston
Design: Camila Ruiz
About Memorial Park
Memorial Park’s sheer size (1,500 acres, nearly twice the size of Central Park) and central location —in the heart of Houston—make it distinctive nationally. Further distinguishing Memorial Park is its cultural history as a former WWI training camp—Camp Logan—where 70,000 soldiers trained for battle. It is the only such camp remaining in the United States that has not been developed and is an archeologically protected site because of its role in WWI and the archeological features that remain. Memorial Park is where the sport of jogging was popularized nationally by Seymour Lieberman, the namesake for the Park’s locally-popular and nationally-acclaimed jogging trail.
Memorial Park Conservancy is a private, nonprofit organization that operates and maintains 1,100 of the Park’s 1,500 acres. The Conservancy’s mission is to restore, preserve and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow.
Founded in 2000, Memorial Park Conservancy aspires to implement principles of exceptional park management and stewardship in a successful public-private partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD). In 2015, Memorial Park Conservancy took over the day-to-day operations and maintenance of 1,100 of the 1,500 acres of Memorial Park.
Memorial Park can be accessed via free and paid parking, transit, and bike access points, and the use of rideshare and carpooling are encouraged. View full parking details and map online.
- Free parking is available throughout the Park for nearly 2000 combined lot and on-street parking spaces.
- Paid parking, $1 for three-hour increments, uses City of Houston meters. Users can pay with a credit card, cash, or pay-by-app via ParkHouston. Parking meters are active 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily in the following areas: Eastern Glades Parking Lot, Golf Course Parking Lot, Tennis Center Parking Lot, Fitness Center Parking Lot
As the profession’s oldest and largest professional organization for design, AIGA seeks to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. Locally, the Houston chapter focuses on building community, strengthening skills and advocating for design. We are a 100% volunteer-powered nonprofit organization.
We are committed to programming that is as inclusive as possible. If you require special assistance, accommodations, or wheelchair seating, please email the Officers at least 2 business days before the scheduled event.
Code of Conduct
By registering and or attending any of our events, you agree to abide by AIGA Houston’s Code of Conduct.
Recording Disclosure: Your registration and/or presence constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken in the public spaces of our event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Houston activities, corresponding publications and AIGA Houston managed websites. If you would prefer to not be included in photos or videos, please contact a board member or event volunteer to discuss further options.
COVID-19 Disclaimer: We understand that the Coronavirus pandemic is ongoing and constantly evolving. We can’t wait to see you in-person, but the health of our community is of the utmost importance. Please follow local recommendations regarding vaccinations, masks, and social distancing while at AIGA events to minimize the spread of COVID-19.