Friday, June 2, 2023
World Environment Day Observance
Facilitated Walking Meditation at Memorial Park's Clay Family Eastern Glades
Pay What You Can $5-20
This event will take place rain or shine, please dress for the weather
Participate in an all-ages, family-friendly mindfulness offering in nature, encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Intuitively, and according to a recently emerging body of literature, we know how beneficial it can be to connect with nature. To celebrate World Environment Day, we will explore the interplay between our own nature and the nature of the elements around us through a facilitated walking meditation led by Aproteem Choudhury.
Participation & Parking Information
This all-ages event welcomes all friends and family, including dogs. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times and pet owners are required to pick up after their pets. Please bring water and/or your favorite morning beverage to enjoy. Limited water bottles will be provided. Onsite parking is $1 for three-hour increments, using City of Houston meters. Users can pay with a credit card, cash, or pay-by-app via ParkHouston. Parking meters are active 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.
Clay Family Eastern Glades reclaims 100 acres of previously inaccessible parkland. This project significantly expands picnicking; adds new parking and restrooms; establishes 5 ½-acre Hines Lake and wetlands; provides trails, boardwalks and opportunities to experience and learn about natural habitat systems; and honors the Park’s military history. Inspired by the original 1930s Master Plan for Memorial Park by landscape architects Hare & Hare, the Eastern Glades provides something for everyone – from runners on the Seymour Lieberman Trail to picnicking families to students of ecology and those interested in Houston’s and the nation’s cultural history.
Aproteem Choudhury is a Community Health and Integrative Behavioral Health Consultant with experience engaging, mobilizing, and uniting disadvantaged communities, clinical populations, and healthcare institutions with mind-body medicine. Apro is building community-driven coalitions (at Texas Children's Hospital, Uvalde, TX, and Ukraine) that activate our capacity to understand ourselves, face challenges, and heal trauma.