12351 Kuykendahl Road
Houston Texas 77060
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This project includes two parks:
- North Houston Skate Park, the largest skate park in North America, and
- Dylan Park, a Park without Limits benefiting children of all abilities including those who are wheelchair-bound.
In 2009 TIRZ Eleven purchased approximately 10 acres of flat, treeless, undeveloped land to be used for a future park. The site is located one block west of I45 at the corner of Kuykendahl and Rankin Roads. Dylan Park was created to honor a child abuse victim who was wheelchair bound and later died as a result of his injuries. The death is listed as a homicide and has not been solved. We wanted to design a park not only to honor him and other victims but also a park that welcomes children of all skill levels.
Dylan Park – Dylan Park is an oasis of beautiful landscaping, public art, walk ways, and playground equipment accessible to wheel chairs. As you enter through the metal butterfly gates, you are greeted by Dylan with his beloved watering can; a beautiful mosaic by Dixie Friend Gay. Another piece of art by Dixie Friend Gay is a beautiful tactile mosaic that encourages children to touch the piece and enjoy the birds, caterpillars and butterflies incorporated into the mural.
The park (The Skate Park and Dylan Park) budget including land purchase, design, construction equipment and art was approximately $8.5 million. The park was funded with tax increment from the City, County, Lone Star College and Spring ISD.
- American Council of Engineers – Texas – Gold Medal Award – Special Projects
- American Council of Engineers – National – Honor Award – Special Projects
- North Houston Association – Environmental Impact Award
- American Public Works Association – Texas Project of the Year
- Mayor’s Proud Partner Award – 2015