LEVY PARK RECONSTRUCTION & REVITALIZATION

Gunda Corporation (GUNDA) has been actively involved in the park’s transformation since 2008, including participation in a Livable Centers Study, public input phase, programming planning and design management and construction management phase III.

In 2012, The City of Houston approved reorientation of Levy park to give the space exposure from two major roadways, Eastside Street and Wakeforest Avenue. The reorientation of the park required a land swap of the existing park land with a piece of property owned by UKRA, and required public hearings and city council action. GUNDA was integral in managing the process including negotiations between UKRA, the City and a local developer.

In 2013, conceptual design of Phase Three began. GUNDA provided design management services and later, construction management for the project which included coordination between three construction crews, CenterPoint Energy for a powerline relocation and telecom companies.

The park, which celebrated its Grand Re-opening on September 25, 2017, features a 2,000 Sq. Ft. performance stage, 42,000 sq. ft. event lawn, water features, promenade, public restrooms, playground with an observation deck, interactive garden, performance amphitheater, climbing wall, and interactive water, small and large dog play areas, and community gardens.

GUNDA continues to manage ongoing construction activities in the park for a new restaurant and food kiosk and works closely with the Conservancy for ongoing park operations and maintenance. Levy Park has received awards locally and most recently has been recognized globally by receiving the coveted ULI Urban Open Space Award.