Hughes Landing band shell, boardwalk officially conveyed to The Woodlands
While the Band Shell and Boardwalk at Hughes Landing are staples of the community, they’re now officially owned by The Woodlands Township.
At a ceremony on Sunday and accompanied by holiday carols sung by The Woodlands United Methodist Church choir, officials with the Howard Hughes Corp. conveyed the property to The Woodlands Township.
Alex Sutton and Tim Welbes, co-presidents of The Woodlands Development Company, a subsidiary of the Howard Hughes Corp., said that these properties represent a successful public-private relationship.
“The collaboration between the township and the development company is a unique and special way to provide world-class amenities for our residents,” they said in a press release.
The partnership is based off an agreement in which both the Howard Hughes Corp. and The Woodlands Township pledged to contribute to developing specific amenities in the community. Community events like the free concert series Rock the Row and the Arbor Day celebration are held at the Band Shell and Boardwalk.
Gordy Bunch, chairman of the township Board of Directors, accepted the conveyed property on behalf of the residents and businesses in The Woodlands.
“This is another great amenity for our residents and visitors to The Woodlands for years to come as the ideal location for entertainment, events and festivals,” Bunch said in a press release.
To date, approximately 140 parks and 220 miles of nature trails have been developed under the partnership.