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Helen's Park

Helen’s Park, located between the YMCA and the McGovern Stella Link Library, is named for Helen Dallerup Williams, wife of the late Myron Williams. When Mr. Williams died in 1990, he provided in his will for construction of a park with a fountain "of outstanding beauty, composed of lovely colors".


Helen's Park was dedicated in October 2000 as the first completed component of the Campus Park project. The Myron Williams Trust, created by the terms of Mr. Williams' will, provides perpetual funding for the park's maintenance.

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Karl Young Park

Located at the corner of Stella Link and Tartan was renovated in 2000 to include:

  • Shade structures over the play equipment

  • Tennis court surface (in the form of a 4-6 inch cap on the existing surface

  • Maintenance work and improvements to the walking trail and irrigation system

  • Additional drainage and irrigation

  • Additional benches and decorative architectural enhancements

You can find children from all over the neighborhood playing on the play equipment, practicing soccer, football, baseball and softball and families enjoying the walking paths.

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Braes Bayou Greenway

We are lucky to have a segment of the Braes Bayou Greenway Trail running through Braeswood Place. The trail is a long, open trail that runs 14 miles between the University of Texas Medical Center and Houston Zoo area, west to the intersection of Bissonnet St. & Gessner. In 2023 we can expect a walking bridge over the Bayou near the fitness pavilion to be called the Stella Link Mobility Bridge.


Fitness Pavillion 

On S. Braeswood close to Lookout Circle, you will find an outdoor fitness pavilion. Shaded and with a cushiony floor there are numerous stationary activities to chose from. You can stretch, strengthen and train all in one place! Across the walking trail you can also fix up your bike or rent a bike with HoustonBCycle.

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