Houston is just a couple of weeks away from the official declaration of Emancipation Park.

The historic park has been undergoing a major makeover.

On Monday, it was announced the Kinder Foundation and Houston Endowment are giving the park matching $750,000 grants for its conservancy.

In the early 20th century, the 11.7-acre park in Houston’s Third Ward was the only municipal park African-Americans could use.