Cullinan Park Development Donations Top $1 Million

February 28, 2017 / Beverly Garland / News

Cullinan Park Conservancy Presents Check to Sugar Land.
(L to R) CPC Board Members Susie Goff (Secretary), Ann Hamilton (Immediate Past President), Gary Tuma (President), Dan Neale and Doug Lally.

The Cullinan Park Conservancy presented a check for $573,717 to the City of Sugar Land at City Council meeting on Feb. 21 for continuing capital improvements to Cullinan Park. This latest contribution builds on $500,000 presented to the City in 2016 by the Conservancy.

The 754 acre Cullinan Park, located on Hwy. 6 adjacent to the Sugar Land Regional Airport, was given to the City of Houston by Lucie Cullinan in 1989. The Cullinan Park Conservancy was formed in 2010 to advocate for the Park.

As of January 2016, the Park is run under an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston and the City of Sugar Land. Sugar Land now has the responsibilities for operating and maintaining the Park. The Cullinan Park Conservancy has the responsibility to raise private funds to enhance and protect the natural beauty of the Park. Since the City of Sugar Land took over management of the park, it is rapidly becoming a favorite place for nature lovers, bird watchers, hikers and picnickers.

Donations have been made possible, in part, by The George Foundation’s commitment of $1 million. Those who contributed a significant amount towards the latest contribution, in addition to the George Foundation include: The Brown Foundation, Imperial Foundation, Susan Vaughan Foundation, Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation, Knobloch Family Foundation and SK Foundation. Additional foundations, businesses and individuals made this support possible as well.

The Conservancy board of directors is committed to raising over $500,000 each year to continue improvements to the Park.

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