Address: Richmond and Mandell
Appropriate Age: Any age
Our Review: Mandell Park is at the corner of Richmond and Mandell in the Montrose/Museum District. In the 1980's, the city of Houston bought the land (which was part commercial and part residential) to build a public library. The city later decided on another location for the library and the land became an abandoned lot.
Some day, when the kids are older, we want to volunteer in the garden and help produce organic food for local food banks. Currently, there are group gardening days on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For details, go HERE.
Go check out Mandell Park for yourself. Enjoy the gardens, take a picnic, volunteer your time, donate some money or simply be inspired to rescue an eyesore in your neighborhood.