Major Initiatives

Missouri City Veterans Memorial

When the Missouri City Parks Foundation was initiated in 2016, the first major project the foundation took on was the creation of a veterans memorial. The board determined that there would be no greater capstone project than providing funds for a park that not only established a unique outdoor experience for residents, but provided a tribute to those individuals who sought to protect the very ideals on which the United States of America was founded. To date, the Missouri City Parks Foundation has raised over $400,000 for the Missouri City Veterans Memorial.

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2019, the City of Missouri City, in collaboration with the Missouri City Parks Foundation, held a ground breaking ceremony for the Missouri City Veterans Memorial.  At the ceremony, one of the many representatives of the American Legion read the following words from an anonymous source:

“It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given you freedom of religion.  It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given you freedom of the press. It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given you freedom of speech.  It is the veteran, not the protester, who has given you freedom to assemble.  It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given you the right to a fair trial.  It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given you the right to vote.”

The Missouri City Parks Foundation supports the community’s effort to honor those men and women, our veterans, who have provided us with the freedoms we enjoy today.  When the memorial is complete, it will serve to honor those who have served in the military of the United States of America and to educate future generations. 

Construction of the memorial is scheduled to commence in the spring of 2020.  The project has been supported by generous donations from The George Foundation, Wells Fargo, H-E-B, Niagara Bottling, and many others.

Consider becoming a part of this initiative by purchasing a Memorial Paver or by making a donation:


Missouri City Veterans Memorial Design

East Hampton Circle Parkland Project

The Missouri City Parks Foundation has identified the E. Hampton Circle Parkland Project as its #1 initiative for 2023-2025.  In March 2022, the City purchased of 8.1406 acres of undeveloped land at E. Hampton Circle and Kathy Avenue using American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Securing parkland in this area of the city was identified as a priority in our 2021-2031 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan, which the City Council also approved in March 2022. After completing the purchase of this parkland, the City conducted four public outreach meetings, two at the Fonmeadow Clubhouse and two at the Fondren Park Clubhouse. The purpose of these meetings was to solicit feedback from residents regarding future park amenities.  Feedback from the residents helped create the conceptual design. The estimated cost of this project is $4.7M.  Development of this park remains unfunded at this point.

Sta-Mo Sport Complex

The Sta-Mo Sports Complex includes multiple baseball and softball fields, restrooms, and concession stands.  It is a 28.6 acre complex located at the intersection of Court Road and Moore Road in Missouri City.  Over the past 10 years, the use of the park has diminished.  The $10.5 million redesign aims to diversify the parks offerings and attract new visitors.  Under the redesign, amenities at Sta-Mo would include two baseball and two softball fields, a cricket pitch, outdoor pickleball courts, a dirt bike track, pavilion space, and playground equipment.  Recent bond funding approvals have allowed the city and county to come close to funding the project; however, more funds are needed to complete the redesign.


Park Maintenance Support Fund

The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department maintains and operates:  21 developed parks in 515.03, 14.4 miles of trails, 15 properties with 501.68 acres of undeveloped parkland.  With so many demands on limited resources, the Parks Maintenance Support Fund allows the Parks Foundation to support unmet park needs in Missouri City.

Undesigned / Administrative Support

The Missouri City Parks Foundation does not receive annual financial support for its efforts.  All support comes from community and corporate support.  Please consider donating annually to assist the Foundation in continuing to enhance community connectivity, open spaces, and park development. We exist to make Missouri City an even greater place to live, work, and play.


Through the generous contribution of a corporate donation, the Missouri City Parks Foundation contributed to the improvement of Gammill Park.


Missouri City Parks Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships have been awarded by the Missouri City Parks Foundation to individuals on the basis of service through the Mayor’s Youth Commission, merit, achievement in school, leadership qualities, and outside activities as determined from applicants’ completed applications and personal interviews. Scholarship recipients have gone on to major universities and the military.