The boat dock at the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve on 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston, will now be called the Linn Smyth Boat Dock after community service leader Linn Smyth.
Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle issued the proclamation March 3 and also declared March 10, 2019 to be Linn Smyth Day.
Smyth was instrumental in the creation of the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. After discovering that Compaq Computer Corp. was considering selling the land across Hwy. 249 from its Houston campus in 2000, Smyth introduced the idea of building a park on that land to Compaq executives, according to the proclamation.
Following Hewlett-Packard's purchase of Compaq in 2002, she re-introduced the park concept before convincing HP in 2004 to require any buyer of Vintage Park property to donate some land for the park.
In 2005, Smyth created Friends of the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, a community organization dedicated to the creation and development of the preserve, and won an Houston-Galveston Area Council award for the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve acquisition and plan in 2007.
Smyth was also instrumental in creating Cypress Forest Park on Cypresswood Drive.