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Wild Flowers in Terry Hershey Park Houston Energy Corridor

In Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Parks, Houston Real Estate Agent, Parks & Recreation, Terry Hershey Park, West Houston on May 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

  

Wild about Wildflowers sign in Terry Hershey Park

Wild about Wildflowers Terry Hershey Park

I keep seeing people posting pictures of wildflowers on Facebook – driving several miles out of Houston to see them.   You don’t have to drive 50 plus miles to see Wildflowers if you live in West Houston.   Just visit Terry Hershey Park in Houston’s Energy Corridor.   Wild about Flowers is sponsored by Steve Radack, Commissioner Precinct 3 Harris County, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Hershey, The Park People and the City of Houston.  

Take a quick trip park at the Memorial drive entrance and just start walking.  These photos are from all along the trails between Eldridge, Highway 6 and Memorial Drive.  

Wildflowers in Houston's Terry Hershey Park

Wildflowers in Houston’s Terry Hershey Park

Sunflowers in Terry Hershey Park

Sunflowers in Terry Hershey Park

Sunflowers in Terry Hershey Park

Sunflowers in Terry Hershey Park

Purple flowers in Terry Hershey Park

Connie Vallone, Broker Associate – First Market Realty  713 249 4177   www.houstonenergycorridorshomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com

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Who is Terry Hershey ?

In Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Parks, Houston Real Estate Agent, Parks & Recreation, Terry Hershey Park, West Houston on March 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm
Terry Hershey

Terry Hershey

Many of us the live near Terry Hershey Park in Houston’s Energy Corridor enjoy the beautiful trails along buffalo bayou almost every day.  The further along the trials you travel and deeper you get it becomes so peaceful you can forget you are in the middle of the fourth largest city  in the United States. 

I see the billboard at the Memorial Drive entrance to the park with Terry Hershey’s photo and a little write-up about her almost everyday.   I wanted to find out more about the parks name sake and I found a very good article about her at the Memorial Park Conservancy website.  

Here is a brief quote from the article.

Her first advocacy venture into the parks and recreation field occurred in the 1960s when she learned that Buffalo Bayou, the main river in central Houston on which her home is located, was being straightened and stripped of vegetation. The next morning she gathered some neighbors and went to visit the site. They saw nine acres had been flattened with all the existing tree cover removed and rubber tires were being burned on the site. At that point, there was a natural meander in the Bayou. It had been removed and the channel had been straightened as a “flood control prevention” measure. It made no sense to Hershey to straighten a river and concrete it. This only resulted in flood transference, not flood alleviation. It seemed obvious to her that this merely created flooding downstream and that a coincident consequence was destruction of the ecosystem.

Today again we are fighting the City of Houston and Harris County to stop the destruction of this beautiful park and forest that so many of us enjoy.   If you don’t know about the city’s plans to destroy this park please visit the BriarForest Super Neighborhood website and find out more.  

As a Houston Real Estate Agent serving West Houston and a long time resident along the Buffalo Bayou and Terry Hershey park I understand the value this park brings to our area.   

Connie Vallone,  Real Estate Agent First Market Realty  713 249 4177   http://www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com 

 

What time is it in Terry Hershey Park?

In Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Parks, Houston Real Estate Agent, Parks & Recreation, Terry Hershey Park, West Houston on December 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Out for a day in the park at Terry Hershey in West Houston’s Energy Corridor and forgot your watch?   Terry Hershey Park is a hike and bike trail in West Houston the official address is 15200 Memorial Drive at Memorial Mews between Eldridge Parkway and Highway 6.

No problem just head over to entrance on Memorial drive just past the entrance up on a little hill right you will find a Analemmatic Sundial

Just stand on the stone of the current month.

No real worries if you don’t know how to read the clock the instructions are written “in stone” at the base of the clock in the park.

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If you would like to live near this beautiful amenity in West Houston contact me.

Connie Vallone – Broker Owner Park West Real Estate Inc.   713 249 4177 or visit houstonenergycorridorhomes.com   or vallonehomes.com

NEW LEASE LISTING! 1238 Sienna Hill Drive – MLS# 33992438

In Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Parks, Houston Real Estate Agent, Parks & Recreation, Schools, Terry Hershey Park, West Houston on November 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm

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For more information on this home  http://search.har.com/engine/1238-Sienna-Hill-Drive-Houston-TX-77077_HAR33992438.htm

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in West Houston please contact Connie Vallone First Market Realty 713 249 4177  or visit

www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com  or www.vallonehomes.com

Flight school in Terry Hershey Park/ Houston Energy Corridor

In Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Parks, Parks & Recreation, Terry Hershey Park, Uncategorized, West Houston on November 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Ducklings in Terry Hershey Park

Ducklings in Terry Hershey ParkMother duck watches over as ducklings learn to fly in Houston's Terry Hershey Park

I bet you did not know flight school is being held at Terry Hershey Park in Houston’s Energy Corridor ? ‘

Yes indeed! 

New ducklingsare learning to fly check out the excitement this fall !  

Mother Duck watches over in Houston's Terry Hershey Park as ducklings learn to fly

Mother Duck watches over in Houston's Terry Hershey Park as ducklings learn to fly

 Connie Vallone

West Side Houston’s Terry Hershey Park – New mile markers

In Houston Parks, Local Events, Parks & Recreation on January 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm

 

West Houston Park

Park Benches in Terry Hershey Park West Houston

The Terry Hershey Park hike and bike trail located in Houston’s Energy Corridor in West Houston now has new mile markers. The 37 markers, which are embedded every quarter-mile along 7 miles of the trail, as well as around a 2.2 mile loop, were a gift from the 2006 Road Runners Club of America National Convention, which was hosted by the Houston Striders.

The park adds value to West Houston’s Energy Corridor real estate.  Residents of the area can enjoy several miles of peaceful trails along Buffalo Bayou.    For more information on the area and real estate visit http://www.houstonenergycorridorhomes.com/about-the-energy-corridor–c11081.html  or call Connie Vallone 713 249 4177  or connie@knowsrealestate.com