Hermann Park (by the Houston Zoo)
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX  77030
United States of America

Rescheduled from May 11, 2019.

Help us clean "Rotary Centennial Grove" in Hermann Park with our Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary District Governors!

Come help our District 5890 Interact, Rotaract and Rotary District Governors clean "Rotary Centennial Park" in Hermann Park!  This is a great Family of Rotary event...so bring your family & friends, lawn chairs, gardening gloves, Frisbees, and picnic blankets.  We'll work a couple of hours...enjoy a pizza lunch...and then you can enjoy the park!  A photo of Rotary Centennial Grove is included in Hermann Park's "First 100 Years" website. Click here, and then scroll down the page to "2000's" and hold your cursor over "2004 - Reforestation" to see a photo.

This is a FREE event...and we'll provide pizza for lunch...but please RSVP by May 8th (Email Brittni Staff at bstaff@cityofelcampo.org) so we can order enough pizza!

PARKING:  Houston Zoo Parking lot gates will open at 8:30 AM, and our event starts at 9 AM, and ends a 1 PM.

BAD WEATHER:  Each club must give Brittni Staff the name of their Communications Person.  If this event is cancelled, Brittni will contact the Communications Person, and then that person will responsible for notifying their group about the cancellation.  Updates will also be posted on our "Interact District 5890" Facebook Page  (Click here for a link) or you can TEXT 979-578-6347 for an update.

CLICK HERE to watch a one-minute video about our Interact D5890 "Gardening with the District Governors" Group Project.

Click here for "Hermann Park Volunteer Waiver & Photo Release Form" (ALLvolunteersregardless of age, must complete & bring to event)


What is Rotary Centennial Grove?  To celebrate Rotary's 100th Anniversary during the 2004-2005 Rotary year, the "Rotary Centennial Grove" project was funded by District 5890 Rotary clubs to beautify the picnic area near the "Buddy Carruth Playground for All Children."  The $100,000 Rotary project funded the planting of new trees, installation of new picnic tables, lighting fixtures, and newly designed trash receptacles.

This District 5890 “Family of Rotary” event has the tradition of being a fun way to get to know your Family of Rotary…Interactors, Rotaractors, Rotarians, Rotary Youth Exchange Students, ROTEX members, Rotary Foundation Alumni, Rotary Foundation Global Grant/Ambassadorial Scholars, plus their families & friends from all over District 5890.  Under the direction of the Hermann Park Conservancy staff, we will perform light gardening tasks in and around the Rotary Centennial Grove.

One of Rotary's Partners is Youth Service America (YSA), and we have registered this event as a Global Youth Service Day event.

  • Please RVSP by June 19th to Brittni at bstaff@cityofelcampo.org
  • Lunch and beverages will be provided, or you can bring your own
  • Wear your club t-shirt to show club spirit!
  • If you have work gloves, small garden tools, shovels/rakes, etc., bring them (place mark with your name)
  • Get there EARLY since we park in the Houston Zoo parking lot.
  • Bring money if you plan to visit the Houston Zoo, ride the train, etc. after our event.
  • Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket

Questions?  Contact Brittni Staff at (979) 578-6347 cellular, or email bstaff@cityofelcampo.org.

Where's Rotary Centennial Grove located inside Hermann Park?  It's near the corner of Fannin Street and Cambridge Street (across from the Hermann Hospital Parking Garage).  Park in the Houston Zoo main parking lot (it fills up fast on the weekends, so arrive early).  As you walk towards the Zoo entrance, you'll see McGovern Lake on the right.  Take the walkway that is betweenMcGovern Lake and the Houston Zoo.  Follow that walkway alongside McGovern Lake towards the "Buddy Carruth Playground For All Children" which is near "Bob's Fishing Pier".  Look for the Rotary an Interact signs in the Lowe Pavilion on the left.  Brittni's cell number is (979)578-6347.