Email or mail to MAYOR ANNISE PARKER today.
Mayor Annise D. Parker
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
The 0.85 acre AIDS MEMORIAL and GARDEN founded in 1986 is in peril. The planned 12 ft swath for a bicycle trail to nowhere will destroy the memorial garden, lovingly planted by dedicated residents for the benefit of the community, and cared for for 22 years. But there is an alternative:
In place of a useless and dangerous bicycle trail, make the garden accessible to the public with a pedestrian pathway from the bicycle trail long S. McGregor Way. This would allow the garden to remain a place for enjoyment, relaxation, and meditation. There is no other such garden in this community. It is a place where children can learn about bio systems, it encourages community gardens, it provides citizens with fruit from citrus orchards, it provides a space to respect, contemplate, and reflect on lost lives at the Victims of AIDS memorial. This is what the community needs and wants rather than a bike trail that puts children's lives at risk.