Evelyn’s Park Conservancy is a five-acre park nestled in the city of Bellaire, which resides just outside the city limits of Houston, Texas. Though the park has been around for just over a decade, its story begins all the way back in 1910 when it was the home of Teas Nursery, a well-known Houston business. After shutting its doors for good in 2009, the land Teas Nursery sat upon was purchased by brothers Jerry and Maury Rubenstein. It was donated to the city of Bellaire under the condition that it would be used as parkland and named after their mother Evelyn.
Our team was tasked with developing Phase II of Evelyn’s Park, which began in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, including supply chain issues, we were able to prevail and bring this highly-anticipated new phase of Evelyn’s Park to life.
- Construction of the park’s Bird Donor Wall.
- Addition of several shade structures and seating areas, including a solar panel-powered building, mini travilions (which are part trellis, part pavilion), Veranda and oversized Lily Pads.
- Construction of Barn Swallow climbing structure.
- Development of concrete tunnel and slide weighing in at more than 14,000 pounds.
- Installation of Log Jam nature play structure composed of hand-chiseled wood logs, and The Nest sand pit and splash table.
- Construction of the Splash ‘N’ Play splash pad.
- Concrete work for curbs and slide foundations, as well as gunite under soft play surfaces.
- Complete irrigation and drainage package throughout the property of Phase II.
- Installation of a 20,000-gallon underground cistern that recycles water from the splash pad and is dispersed through the irrigation system.
- Addition of new trees and plants, as well as soft play surfaces, sod and a gravel pathway.
General Contractor: B&D Landscape Contractors
Landscape Architect: SWA Group
B&D Project Manager: Yanni Demeris