Cullinan Park Conservancy


Cullinan's 2020 Birding Bonanza

February 02, 2021

In spite of – and perhaps because of -- the global pandemic, 2020 was a banner year for birding at Cullinan Park. On November 8, the park surpassed 1,000 eBird Checklists submitted for the year with a total of 222 species. That’s more than a third of the park’s total checklists and nearly 84% of our all-time 264 species observed in just 10 months. No other birding hotspot in Fort Bend County came near that number. Cullinan Park is the #2 Hotspot in Fort Bend based on [...]

Cullinan Park Conservancy Announces New Board Members & Officers

February 02, 2021

Cullinan Park Conservancy has added four new board members and elected officers for 2021. “We are thrilled to have such a talented group of community leaders joining our board and assuming leadership roles. I’m happy to be turning over the reins to Robbin Mallett who will serve as Board President. She’s an avid birder, certified Texas Master Naturalist and long-time supporter of the park,” said immediate Past President Mike Dobert. Mallett, a public relations [...]

Cullinan Park Conservancy - Phase II Trails and LEAP Environment

February 02, 2021

Exciting changes are happening at the park! The Cullinan Park Conservancy has been hard at work raising funds and making plans to expand trails and much needed parking! The schematic below shows an additional 75 parking spaces and 1.3 miles of additional trails, along with new trail heads and benches. The Conservancy raised the funds and created the plan, and the City of Sugar Land will oversee the construction of the project. We hope to see it completed by the end of this year. Next [...]

Thank you Skip-Nic fundraiser a success!

December 01, 2020

Dear Cullinan Park Supporter and Friend, Thank you for making our virtual Skip-Nic fundraiser a success! We missed seeing you in person, but your participation and generosity made our annual picnic go on without a hitch and we met our fundraising goal! Whether you contributed an auction item or bid on one, made a general donation or gifted a sponsorship, your support demonstrates the giving hearts of our community. Because of your generosity, Phase II of Park Improvements, which include [...]

Cullinan Park Conservancy Celebrates 2020 Picnic Skip-nic Success

November 09, 2020

  The Cullinan Park Conservancy had to pivot its annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser to an online format this year, but that didn’t stop the revamped “Skip-nic” from drawing some very enthusiastic supporters to the region’s only nature-inspired online event. Held October 14 through 16, the Skip-nic was a resounding success thanks to generous sponsors, loyal patrons and new donors. Since the start of the lockdown, Cullinan Park has been a wonderful respite [...]

Picnic SKIP-NIC for the PARK

September 17, 2020

We will have to SKIP going to the luncheon this October, but please don’t SKIP supporting Cullinan Park! Due to the uncertainty that comes with COVID-19, we have decided to “SKIP” holding the Picnic for the Park event this year. Instead, we are launching a “Skip-nic” and are confident that because of the generosity and loyalty of our donors we can still meet our original fundraising goals for 2020. Besides, we know you don’t come to the luncheon for [...]

We’ve Got Gallinules

September 17, 2020

Cullinan Park is home to two species of gallinules, striking birds that walk on floating lily pads and clamber through marshes on incredibly large feet. The Purple Gallinule, seen at Cullinan from roughly April through October, is one of the most vividly colored birds in all of North America. Purple Gallinules combine cherry red, sky blue, moss green, aquamarine, indigo, violet, and school-bus yellow, a color palette that blends surprisingly well with tropical and subtropical wetlands. [...]

What to Look for in the Park – Fall Foliage

September 04, 2020

After a long, hot summer, we are all ready for cooler weather. Fall bird migration is underway with many species stopping at the park to fuel up as they make the journey to their wintering grounds in Central and South America. The Fall months are a great time for hiking at Cullinan. The shady forest trails are marked by Pecan, Sycamore, Shagbark Hickory, and Bur, Water and Shumard Oaks. Cullinan’s meadows and marshes contain Bush Bluestem, Wildrye, Cherokee Sedge, Emory Sedge, [...]

What to Look for in the Park – Summer Sights

June 22, 2020

With school out and social distancing still recommended, lots of people are looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the summer months. A summer visit at Cullinan Park is a great time for picnicking, fishing and hiking the shady trails. With temperatures rising, early morning may be the best time to enjoy the park. Whenever you go, be sure to take precautions like wearing sunscreen and insect repellent and carrying water and a cell phone when out on the trails. Birding in the summer [...]