Founders Park in The Woodlands Hills®, one of Houston’s newest master planned communities, is setting a new standard with its dynamic approach to open green space. The Woodlands Hills exemplifies The Howard Hughes Corporation’s commitment to innovative placemaking with a focus on sustainability and integration with the natural environment. In a time when staying at home and practicing social distancing is of the upmost importance, this master planned community has a positive impact on the lives of residents, offering families the opportunity to enjoy a natural outdoor setting.
“Health and wellness have become a driver for development as people look for open spaces in which they can pursue outdoor recreation within walking or biking distance to their homes,” said Heath Melton, Executive Vice President of MPC Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We are at the forefront of understanding the importance of community development that offers an active lifestyle along with an exceptional residential experience—and that open green space can serve a critical role in both instances.”
Physical activity and engagement with a natural setting are two driving elements of The Woodlands Hills’ approach to building a sustaining, family-friendly community. The ample open space within Founders Park is a shining example of how to bridge nature with development to create a compatible space for people and wildlife.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) recently honored The Howard Hughes Corporation with special recognition for Founders Park in The Woodlands Hills at the 2020 Park and Natural Areas Awards. Founders Park in The Woodlands Hills earned special recognition in the Projects Over $500,000 category.
Founders Park, a 17-acre village park in The Woodlands Hills, is designed to reflect the natural beauty of the land and seamlessly fit together within the site to enhance user experiences. The Activity Center, designed by Studio Red, has a versatile event space that fully opens to the event terrace for indoor and outdoor events. The architecture is designed to reflect the character of the land and is situated on site to take full advantage of the natural topography.