The Houston Parks and Recreation Department recently announced the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Major League Baseball Youth Foundation and the Astros Foundation, are extending the operating agreement between the entities for the MLB Youth Academy at Sylvester Turner Park.
The Astros Foundation funded the construction and design of the MLB Academy at Sylvester Turner Park and the Bob Watson Education Center.
“I am grateful to MLB for its investment and commitment to the Youth Academy at Sylvester Turner Park,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
The agreement has been extended to June 2039, and will ensure youth participation and grassroots involvement in the games of baseball and softball, along with teaching life skills for young people in the city of Houston.
In March, a dedication ceremony was held for the new Bob Watson Education Building at the Astros Youth Academy at Sylvester Turner Park.