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Accessible parks comprise just one aspect of revitalization in Harris County

We learn about a local effort to improve neighborhoods in the region.


James Driver All-Inclusive Park.


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Revive2Thrive is a local initiative developed by Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, specifically aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods in unincorporated areas of Precint 2.

This initiative targets a number of issues, from fixing or redesigning street infrastructure, to ensuring sufficient drainage for flooding, to providing more sidewalks and bike trails.

Another focus point for the project is local parks.

James Driver All-Inclusive Park.

James Drive All-Inclusive Park was the first of the parks to receive a major facelift from Revive2Thrive, getting a full redesign that makes the park more accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities who might be mobility challenged.

Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn spoke with Garcia about the project and visited the park to see how some parents feel about bringing their kids.

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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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