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SPARK: School Park Program

"The SPARK School Park Program was developed in 1983 as a way to increase park space in Houston, Texas.  Former Houston School Board member and former City Council Member, Eleanor Tinsley, created SPARK to develop public school grounds into neighborhood parks.  An inter-local agreement, one of the first in Houston, between the city, the Houston Parks Board and the school district, formally established the SPARK Program.  In 1991, SPARK was granted 501 (c) (3) status.  In 1996, SPARK was identified as a program of the Mayor, although the program retains its non-profit status.  SPARK combines the resources of the Department of Housing and Community Development, seven local school districts, Harris County, the private sector, neighborhood groups, PTA/PTO groups, and concerned citizens." [from website; About SPARK]

SPARK: School Park Program

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