About the project
When the opportunity came to upgrade a park, Commissioner Adrian Garcia wanted to go beyond a few repairs and new paint, he wanted to set a new standard for parks across Harris County. He saw the need for a space where everyone, regardless of their abilities, could play and make memories together within Precinct 2.
The vision for James Driver Inclusive Park began taking shape in 2019 through research, meetings with experts, and community collaboration. Construction on the new park began in December 2020. A year later, it is now open to the public. The project cost approximately $8 million; most of which came from the budget allocated to Precinct 2.
Located East Aldine, in a historically underserved part of Harris County, the revitalized James Driver Inclusive Park will help to revitalize the surrounding community and will serve as a destination to visitors to the city. This location has direct access to US Highway 59 and public transportation. It is also a central location of Precinct 2 and overall Harris County.