Cullinan Park Conservancy

Cullinan Park Conservancy Raises Over $80,000 at Annual “Picnic for the Park” Fundraiser

1st Place Wildlife Roger Hutchison Blue Swallowtail and Texas Purple Thistle with name

Cullinan Park Conservancy is pleased to share that it raised $80,000 at its eighth annual fundraiser, Picnic for the Park, on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at Sweetwater Country Club, presented by Memorial Hermann Hospital. “We are so grateful to our many sponsors and donors who attended our event and continue to support our mission – to preserve and protect Cullinan Park’s natural resources and promote conservation and education of its vegetation and wildlife,” said Cullinan […]

Picnic Raises $119,000 for Cullinan Park

The Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) raised $119,000 for park improvements at its 6th Annual Picnic for the Park presented by Memorial Hermann. Supporters of the park gathered on October 7th at River Pointe Church to raise funds for the expansion and improvement of trails, beautification of White Lake and design and construction of a future Learning, Exploration and Play (LEAP) area for children. In an effort to promote healthy lifestyles in our community, Memorial Hermann has partnered with […]

Cullinan Park Receives Special Grant from the George Foundation in Honor of Trustee John Null

The George Foundation honored outgoing President of the Board, John Null, with a $25,000 donation to Cullinan Park Conservancy. Both the George Foundation and Null have been supporters of the Conservancy and Park for many years. Conservancy Board President Robbin Mallett said, “We are so grateful for the continued support of the George Foundation and of John and Diana Null.  The continued success of the improvement projects at Cullinan Park would not be possible without their support.” The Conservancy works […]

‘Wild in the City’ Picnic Raises $90,000 for Cullinan Park

The Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) raised $90,000 for park improvements at its 5th Annual Picnic for the Park held October 22. Supporters from the Fort Bend and Houston business community, the City of Sugar Land and nature lovers enjoyed an excellent and interactive presentation by guest speaker Jaime González, M.Ed., Houston Healthy Cities Director for the Nature Conservancy in Texas. González shared audio clips, maps, 3‐D images and an attendee‐generated word cloud representing what people love most about […]

Cullinan Park Conservancy Announces 2021 Photo Contest

Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) invites photographers of all levels to submit photos to its annual photo contest. The contest is held in conjunction with the Conservancy’s fifth annual “Picnic for the Park” luncheon to be held on Friday, October 22 at River Pointe Church in Richmond. The deadline for photo contest submission is Friday, September 24 to allow time for judging as the winners will be announced at the luncheon. “We had 258 amazing entries in the Photo contest in 2020, but we expect to surpass that this year. We’ve had a surge in park visitors as more and more families discover Cullinan. Many people coped with the pandemic by spending more time outdoors, and Cullinan is a fabulous place for nature exploration and photography,” said Cullinan Park Conservancy President Robbin Mallett. Photos L-R: 2020 1st Place in the Wildlife Category, “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by Tracey Woodard of Houston; 2020 Youth 2nd Place in the Wildlife Category, “Hoverfly on Buttonbush” by Anika Patel of Sugar Land; 2020 1st Place in the Bird Category “Hunting for Breakfast“ by Mike Cassity of Sugar Land Photographers may submit up to five total photos in the following categories: birds, wildlife, flora (trees, flowers, plants), landscape and photographer’s choice. To encourage young photographers, the Conservancy has an “18 and under” category so youth and teenagers can be judged with their peers. There is no fee to participate, and winners will receive both bragging rights and prizes. Anyone is eligible to participate, but photographs must be taken at Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park, just north of Sugar Land […]

Cullinan Park Conservancy Celebrates 2020 (Picnic) Skip-nic Success

The Cullinan Park Conservancy had to pivot its annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser to an online format this year, but that didn’t stop the revamped “Skip-nic” from drawing some very enthusiastic supporters to the region’s only nature-inspired online event. Held October 14 through 16, the Skip-nic was a resounding success thanks to generous sponsors, loyal patrons and new donors. Since the start of the lockdown, Cullinan Park has been a wonderful respite for visitors […]

Cullinan Park Conservancy Announces 2020 (Picnic) Skip-nic Online Fundraiser

Cullinan Park Conservancy is hosting its first ever online event!  Because of the need for social distancing, the annual Picnic for the Park will be ‘skipped’ and the online “Skip-nic” will be held in its place. An online auction will be held from October 14th to 16th to raise funds for support of Phase II park improvements, including additional trail systems and natural exploration areas.   Since Phase I park improvements were completed and the COVID-19 pandemic […]