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Notable locations in zip code 77098: Alumni Athletic Center Gym - Saint Johns School (A), Forum of Civics (B), Houston Fire Department / Emergency Medical Services Station 16 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map
Shopping Centers: Bissonet Village Center Shopping Center (1), Kirby Richmond Plaza Shopping Center (2), Shepherd Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in zip code 77098 include: Dawn Mountain Buddhist Temple (A), Isgh Islamic Society of Greater Houston (B), Saint Stephens Episcopal Church (C), Jehovahs Witnesses Congregaciones Hispanas Church (D), Global Mission Fellowship Church (E), Saint Annes Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in zip code 77098 include: Levy Park (1), Dunlavy Park (2), Skip Lee Field (3), Lamar High School Football Field (4), Levy Park (5), Taub Baseball Field (6), Lamar High School Baseball Field (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Village Tropical Fish Inc. (Aquariums; 3612 S Shepherd Dr).
The Texas Legislature created the Harris County Improvement District #3, also known as the Upper Kirby Management District, which governs the Upper Kirby area. In 1999 the Houston city council created the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 19, which covers 15 acres (61,000 m2).
In 2006 the Upper Kirby district plans to establish a "teen center" at Richmond at Wake Forest geared towards students atLamar High School, Lanier Middle School, St. John's School, and other Upper Kirby schools and schools near Upper Kirby. Funding issues have delayed establishment of the center.
Katharine Schilcutt of the Houston Press said that the founders of the district desired to "forge a connection with the U.K. based solely on sharing the same initials and installing anachronistic red phone booths on random street corners".
The Upper Kirby YMCA Extension is located in Upper Kirby .
Upper Kirby is also home to Levy Park, operated by the City of Houston. The Upper Kirby district implemented a two-phase renovation project. The first, completed in 2003, included the installation of a community garden. The event to celebrate the completion of Phase II was held on September 30, 2006. The park also includes a dog park and a softball field. The park is located in the Greenway Plaza area.
Constructed in 1939, the historic Alabama Theatre was a primary entertainment venue of the district until it was closed and later reopened as a Bookstop bookstore. Barnes & Noble acquired the Bookstop chain and, decades later, closed the story in 2009. The theater is now a Trader Joe's.
Most restaurants in Upper Kirby are chain restaurants. Shilcutt said that the restaurants in Upper Kirby were one of the aspects of Upper Kirby that she liked, that "there are some wonderful independent Houston restaurants in the mix, too" and that "while many of the restaurants are some variation on plain Jane American food[...] there's a good variety of ethnic restaurants for the adventurous."