Artificial lake fulfills many roles in a new Houston park

The Eastern Glades project in Houston has added a new artificial lake and other amenities to the city’s Memorial Park. As a highlight of the park’s 10-year master plan, the multifunction Hines Lake provides the local community with stormwater treatment, flood control protection, aquatic wildlife habitats, recreational facilities, and other benefits. 

A devastating drought across the American Southwest in 2011 served as a catalyst for major improvements to Memorial Park, Houston’s largest urban green space. That drought killed off as much as 90% of the tree canopy in certain areas of the park, according to the website of the

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