Led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of local residents, the Conservancy has been very successful in promoting the detention basins as community open space, organizing programming and events and mobilizing community involvement in the continued development of the basins as public amenities.

A goal for our organization is a citizen-led effort for the Willow Waterhole to become Houston's next signature park by summer 2016 and join the ranks of Memorial and Herman Park. With the Houston Parks Department working to update the master plan, the conservancy is busy on several fronts to achieve signature status through conservation, community engagement, and entertainment amenities.

We think our park has it all-our designation as a top birding site, plans to restore remnants of Houston's coastal prairie, a renewed sense of volunteerism at the park, its use by area schools as a venue for music and athletic events, and the park's selection for the nation's next Levitt Pavilion.

2014 Willow Waterhole Music Festival