Make Plans For Family Day At Sylvester Turner Park
April 13, 2012

(news release)

5th Annual Family Day

At Sylvester Turner Park Saturday


WHO:             St. Representative Sylvester Turner

WHAT:          5th Annual Family Day

WHERE:        Sylvester Turner Park, 2800 W. Little York

WHEN:          2 to 7 p.m.

                        Saturday, April 14

Begun in 2008 with attendance of 3,500, Family Day has now grown to a much-anticipated annual event with 15,000 people expected this year.  And it is bigger and better than ever! 

All food and drinks are free.  Delicious turkey legs, sausage on a stick, hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, corn on the cob and more will be available.

Inflatable games and a rockwall will keep the kids busy, along with Major League Baseball’s Wanna Play games that teach hitting, throwing and running.  The Houston Fire Department will bring a fire truck for everyone to see and will pass out fire safety information.  Legacy Healthcare will provide health information.

Seniors will have their own tent with games, including bingo and dominoes.

Baseball fans can enjoy the game on two levels.  Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M will again play an NCAA-regulation game at the Park’s Show Field on the north side of the Park.  And Little League games will take place on fields at the north and south sides of the Park.  All games begin at 1:30 p.m.

Music lovers are in for a treat.  J. Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds are back by popular demand, playing on Stage 1.  And on Stage 2, a special appearance by Cliff Duncan Luv at 4:30 p.m.  Cliff Duncan Luv excites audiences with his special blend of songs, dance and words of wisdom.  He has mastered the art of entertaining both hearts and minds with his unique style for over 30 years.

Also performing again will be the Aldine Dance Company from Carver High School.  And this year, you can enjoy the sounds of the Eisenhower High School Jazz Band. 

Comcast will have lots of prizes for everyone and Pepsi will bring computer games for the kids to play.

This year, METRO is providing shuttle buses to bring attendees from three locations: 

  • Carver High School, 2100 South Victory
  • Living Word Fellowship Church, 7350 W. TC Jester
  • Lone Star Community College, 4141 Victory

The buses will run during the event from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Shuttles and parking are free.

Rep. Turner’s Family Day at the Park Set for Saturday
April 4, 2011

 State Representative Sylvester Turner’s popular Family Day at the Park will return on Saturday, April 9. 

The 4th Annual Family Day features free food, music, baseball, games for kids and activities for seniors, all on tap for the event from 2 until 7 p.m. at Sylvester Turner Park, 2800 W. Little York.   Admission is free.  

Last year’s event saw over 10,000 people enjoying the beautiful weather, dancing to the music and cheering the baseball players.  “Each year gets bigger and better,” said Rep. Turner.  “We expect to see everyone from Acres Homes at the park this year.”

 J. Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds will again provide the music.  Youth league baseball games will be held on the field in the south end of the park.  Moonwalks will be stationed throughout the park, along with face painters.  Carver High School students will present dramatic and dance performances on the Family Day second stage near the food court.  A College Fair featuring TSU, Prairie View A&M, Lone Star College and Houston Community College will be held to help local students choose a college.  Comcast will provide hamster balls, giant inflatable balls that people can roll around in, and the Mercedes Mobile Entertainment Theater.  The Theater contains eight (8) state-of-the-art video gaming screens which include satellite TV, Blue Ray and DVD, for a wide variety of simultaneous gaming entertainment options.

The Houston Astros and Major League Baseball will bring their Wanna Play Games, letting kids test their baseball abilities.  The U.S. Army will also provide plenty of activities, including a rock climbing wall, a fitness station and a dog tag machine.  The Army will also exhibit a race car and an Apache helicopter.  

 The Houston Astros/MLB Urban Youth Academy will be celebrating its first anniversary at 12 noon.  As part of that celebration, the TSU and Prairie View baseball teams will play a regularly scheduled Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader at the Academy’s “Show Field” on the north side of the park beginning at 1 p.m.  The Army’s Silver Wings parachutists will make a special delivery of the balls that will be used for the first pitch. 

Free parking will be provided at several locations with METRO shuttles running from 1 p.m. through 7 p.m.  The parking locations are:  Carver High School, 2100 South Victory; Harris Academy, 3130 Holden Forest Drive; Living Word Fellowship Church, 7350 West T.C. Jester Blvd.; Lone Star College—Victory Center, 2330 South Victory; and Vines Early Childhood Center, 7220 Inwood Park. 

Sponsors for Family Day include City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events and Parks and Recreation Department, AT&T, CenterPoint Energy, Comcast, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Frenchy’s, HEB, Houston Astros/MLB, Lone Star College-Victory Center, METRO, Minute Maid, Powerade, Reddy Ice, U.S. Army and the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas.  Special thanks to the Houston Police Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Department and Constable Jack Abercia.

 For more information, please contact Rep. Turner’s office at 713-683-6363.

Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park April 10
April 6, 2010


(If a google search sent you to this page – this is last year’s post. The 2011 date is Saturday, April 9)

The 3rd Annual Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park returns April 10, 2010 (Sat. April 9, 2011) bigger and better than ever. 

Free food, free games, free music and free baseball.  What more could you ask? 

Family Day is scheduled from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, at Sylvester Turner Park, 2800 W. Little York.   For more information, please contact Rep. Turner’s office at 713-683-6363. 

“This park belongs to the people of Acres Homes,” said St. Representative Sylvester Turner, who brought together the resources to create the park and its facilities.  “This Family Day brings together all Acres Homes residents to enjoy this park and celebrate our community.” 

Come hungry for delicious food, including sausage on a stick, hot dogs, barbeque, popcorn, nachos and snow cones.  Kids can play on the moonwalks, climb the rock wall, get their faces painted or ride a little train around the park.  Youth baseball will be played all afternoon. 

The Houston Astros will set up baseball skill games for the youngsters.  The U.S. Army is bringing its famous drag racer and a number of games for the kids. 

Family Day will also feature music from the popular band J. Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds beginning at 3 p.m.  Come prepared to dance. 

A special area for seniors with activities for them, such as bingo, has been set aside.    And Aldine Carver High School Dance Company, Choir and Drama Departments will all perform. 

Earlier in the day at 11 a.m., Rep. Turner will participate in the grand opening of the Major League Baseball/Houston Astros Urban Youth Academy on the north side of the park.  This academy is the only the second one established by MLB in the country and will work within the community to teach children baseball.   A building for the academy and a new field have been built on the north side of the park.

 Sponsors for Family Day at Sylvester Turner Park include AT&T, Aldine Independent School District, CenterPoint Energy, the City of Houston—Mayor’s Office of Special Events and Parks and Recreation Department, Comcast, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Golf Cars of Houston, HEB, Major League Baseball/Houston Astros, Minute Maid, Power Ade, Reddy Ice, St. Monica’s Catholic Church and Wholesale Beer Distributors.