Jul 10

Park Dedication Honoring Sooki Park

by Interfaith of The Woodlands

Recently, friends and family gathered for the latest "Name a Park” dedication, located in Creekside Park. This park honors the late, Sooki Park, who leaves behind a legacy of service and dedication to The Woodlands and surrounding area.

Sooki Park spent most of her life caring and serving others. She was born in South Korea and had an extensive background in nursing at a cancer treatment facility in Korea. She later became President of the Korean Nursing Association. Park immigrated to the United States in 1980 and continued her career in nursing at Pinewood Medical Clinic. She was beloved by her patients and all that knew her. As a woman of faith, she was a founding member of Woodlands Christ’s Church, now International Christ’s Fellowship that currently holds services at Interfaith of The Woodlands. Sooki Park passed away with lung cancer in 2007 and left behind a legacy of love, compassion and devotion to the community. Park’s daughter, Dr. Ashley Chin and son-in-law, Steve, along with their daughters gathered for the dedication. They shared, "We are grateful that a park in the wonderful community of The Woodlands bears her name and will be a place for people to come, enjoy and heal.”

Other notable dedications include Jamaluddin Way, located in May Valley in the Village of Sterling Ridge and Dr. Ann Snyder Drive, located in Creekside Park that leads to the new trailhead of the George Mitchell Nature Preserve. The Woodlands Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, has partnered with Interfaith of The Woodlands each year to provide live auction items that are unique and will give back to the community.

These items "Name a Park” or "Name a Street” have been some of the most popular live auction items at The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala. The gala benefits programs and services of Interfaith that help families in crisis with food, clothing, mortgage and rent assistance, gas vouchers and emergency shelter. Additionally, Interfaith helps seniors remain independent and self-sufficient by providing wellness and care programs. The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and the surrounding area. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services, or to become a volunteer, please visit: woodlandsinterfaith.org or call 281-367-1230. For more information on The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence, visit woodlandsinterfaith.org/gala.