For the past 19 years dedicated volunteers have been working together in the Greater Inwood Partnership (GIP) to build a better community [map] whose population is larger than many small cities. The greater Inwood area is located in near northwest Houston and is comprised of 35 neighborhoods.
The Greater Inwood Partnership is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to developing, encouraging, promoting, beautifying, protecting, and unifying the greater Inwood area of Houston. Some of our on-going projects include:
Greater Inwood Partnership � 2009
P.O.Box 38553, Suite 255
Houston, Texas 77238-8553
Greater Inwood community landmark project
A memorial fund of $3,000 was established for the Antoine Drive esplanade designer Ed Richardson 3 years ago. The Greater Inwood Partnership also received a City of Houston matching grant award. Together those funds helped create the 4-esplanade Antoine Drive Knock Out Rose Project, with most of the work done on the 500 foot esplanade directly across from the Aron Ledet Park.
Phase 1, the crushed granite design has been installed. Work started in 2010 and will continue in 2011 on Phase 2 which is the exquisite planting of shrubs, flowers and trees. Phase 3 is a park art project that will be designed by Lone Star College.
Arbor Day event
In 2010, five area schools participated in an Arbor Day event sponsored by the Greater Inwood Partnership. The
schools held a contest where the students prepared an Arbor Day related project. Representatives from the Greater Inwood Partnership
went to each school and judged the projects and helped the winning team plant a tree at each school. Students watered and cared for
their tree. This project is being repeated in 2011 and will become an annual event.
As part of our mission to educate the community, GIP hosts several community events throughout the year for members and area residents where everyone is able to meet city leaders and learn about issues that affect our community. GIP also participates in the annual National Night Out event sponsored by the Near Northwest Management District.
Pictured: CM Brenda Stardig presents Toni Lawrence with commemorative tree on behalf of the Greater Inwood Partnership
Supervise community service workers
The Greater Inwood Partnership is an agency that provides community service hours to Harris County community service workers. GIP supervises community service workers each Saturday as they pick up litter, plant trees and maintain area esplandes and parks.
Pictured: Bags of litter picked up on a typical Saturday
In 2010 GIP launched an e-newsletter to keep supporters and city leaders informed about Greater Inwood Partnership activities and other community related news. Click here to sign up and/or to see past newsletters.
Promoting the community
Become a member today
We can't do it without you! Please consider becoming a member today so that we can continue improving our
great community. The Greater Inwood Partnership is supported 100% by our members. We do NOT have any paid employees or facilities.
The money you pay for membership goes directly into the improvement of our community. Becoming a member of GIP is an affordable
way to help improve your community where you can actually "see" your money at work. We have membership levels starting at $25 to meet
any budget. Click here for more information about becoming a member.