We Support Cullinan Park and the Protection of Urban Green Spaces

Sprint Waste and the Sprint Fort Bend County Landfill are proud to sponsor Picnic for the Park 2021 in support of the Cullinan Park Conservancy. After a hiatus last year for the pandemic, the in-person Picnic for the Park returns at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at River Pointe Church in Richmond.

“Sprint Waste is honored to support Cullinan Park and all it offers to people who live and work in Fort Bend County,” said Reagan Swinbank, Sprint Waste partner. “As our cities and suburbs grow, it’s so important to preserve and protect urban green spaces like this beautiful park in the heart of Sugar Land. If you’ve never experienced this beautiful space, you’re in for a treat. With this sponsorship we hope more people will learn about Cullinan Park and come to enjoy all it has to offer.”

Cullinan Park Conservancy Board President Robin Mallett said, “The board is so excited about our new partnership with Sprint Waste, a company with a strong legacy of giving back to the community. We truly value their commitment to Cullinan Park, which will help us continue to enhance the park for our visitors and the amazing wildlife that rely on us to preserve their habitat.”

Cullinan Park is more than 750 acres of green space and wetlands in the heart of Sugar Land, west of Highway 6 and north of Highway 90A. With frontage on Oyster Creek and Red Gully, as well as encompassing White Lake and Pumpkin Lake, there’s plenty of wetlands to enjoy, along with more than four miles of shaded trails through extensive prairie and woodland acreage. 

Well known as a place to enjoy birding, fishing, hiking, picnicking and other outdoor activities, the park’s color and natural beauty also attract countless photographers. In fact, a photography contest is an integral part of the annual event, with winners unveiled during the picnic. Last year’s event attracted more than 250 entries!

Jaime González, M.Ed., Houston healthy cities director for the Nature Conservancy in Texas, is the featured speaker for this year’s Picnic for the Park. Recently featured as a Texas Trailblazer in Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, González is a popular speaker and author who will discuss how preserving wild places — like Cullinan Park — can yield amazing benefits for cities and growing urban areas.  

In addition to a great picnic lunch with other friends of the park, attendees can look forward to the presentation of the Nina Cullinan Award to Diana and John Null, for their years of commitment to the park’s success. The winning photos from the 2021 Cullinan Photo Contest will also be unveiled.

An online auction begins Oct. 20 and runs through Oct. 23Auction items include a week-long stay at an ocean-view condo in Costa Rica, 50-yard line tickets to the Houston Texans, a ranch golf outing, private flight and tour over Sugar Land, and much more. Cullinan Park Register for the online auction and view auction items at www.32auctions.com/Cullinan2021. For more information about the picnic, including a link to purchase individual tickets, click here.