The Westmoreland Triangle Park was dedicated 30 years ago to honor Judge Miron Love, a Harris County Criminal Court Judge who lived at 3526 Garrott. He and his wife Marjorie were active Westmoreland residents until his death in the late 1990s.
Unfortunately, the park has since been neglected. It is overgrown, a hiding place for vagrants and a dumping ground for unwanted items. We intend to change that.
Westmoreland Civic Association recently received a grant from the City of Houston to make improvements to the park. Our plans include thinning out the overgrowth to allow the existing live oak trees and crepe myrtles to be central and more visible. We’ll keep the oleander screen along Bagby for privacy and noise reduction and provide native plants that will be low maintenance and attract birds and butterflies.
The improved park will be an attractive, comfortable and welcoming space that will provide:
A beautiful focal point for neighborhood pride.
A meeting space for neighborhood social events such as Neighbors’ Night Out, or Easter egg hunts. Less formally but possibly more importantly, neighbors will use the park to simply sit and get to know each other.
A pollinator way-station and songbird habitat. Birds and butterflies will help local residents connect with nature. Following is a sample of species from the planting list:
American Beautyberry — A nectar source for butterflies and winter food source for birds. In the fall and early winter, the branches are laden with magenta purple berry clusters that look spectacular as the leaves drop in autumn.
Texas Senna -- The golden flowers of this repeat blooming, evergreen small tree are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and native bees. The leaves are host (caterpillar food) for sulfur butterflies.
Pigeonberry — The dainty flowers and berries of this native ground cover are produced nearly year-round in Houston.
White Mist Flower — The flowers of this native small shrub are said to be one of the best butterfly attractors in late summer and fall.
Pam’s Pink Turk’s Cap -- Butterflies like the flowers and hummingbirds love them.
Butterfly Pentas — A long blooming perennial that is one of the best magnets for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.
Another goal of the park is to provide a screen to block the view and sound of the heavy traffic along Spur 527. This goal is balanced with the objective to maintain visibility for security reasons.
The current cost is estimated at $10,000 City of Houston Grant - $5,000 Balance necessary from Westmoreland $5,000 residents and supporters
Please Donate now to make these improvements a possibility. Print and complete the form below. Mail or drop off to 3704 Garrott.