In the news:
SPARK Park efforts going at full speed ahead
The effort to give children a place to play is going strong with
Pasadena ISD's involvement in the SPARK Park program.
Recently, KBR made a $5,000 donation to Garfield Elementary
toward the construction of a SPARK Park on their campus. The
SPARK School Park Program was developed in 1983 as a way to
increase park space in the Houston area. The late Eleanor
Tinsley, former Houston school board member and former Houston
City Council Member created the non-profit organization to
develop public school grounds into neighborhood parks.
Campus fundraisers continue for another future SPARK Park to be
built at Matthys Elementary School in South Houston.
Kruse Elementary is currently in the application process for a
SPARK Park on their new campus site at 400 Park Ln. The request
is still awaiting approval, but the City of Pasadena has made a
$100,000 donation to go toward the project.
In March, Freeman Elementary was accepted to be a part of the
SPARK Park program.
The first SPARK Park in Pasadena opened at Parks Elementary
School in 2007. SPARK combines the resources of the Department
of Housing and Community Development, Harris County, the private
sector, neighborhood groups, PTA/PTO groups, and concerned
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