Best Parks in Houston, Texas

If you are looking for a place to walk, picnic, bird watch, or just hang out and enjoy some greenery, Houston, Texas has some terrific parks where you can do just that. Below are just five of the many parks you can find where you can go to play with your children or just relax and enjoy some of the beauty of nature.

Memorial. Memorial Park consist of over 1,500 acres of woods, with over 30 miles of trails for hiking and biking. There is also a golf course, tennis courts, softball fields, volleyball courts, and even a croquet course! Houston’s Memorial Park is one of the largest in the country, even larger than New York’s Central Park. For more information on this amazing Houston park and all there is to see and do here, click here.

Hermann. Over 6 million visitors come to this Houston, Texas park every year, where they can enjoy riding the train, pedaling on pedal boats, or visiting its famed Japanese gardens. You can walk its trails and even try your hand at fishing on the beautiful lake. Hermann Park also hosts concerts where local students will dazzle you with their musical abilities. For more information on this Houston, Texas park, click here.

Sam Houston. This beautiful urban park was established in Houston, Texas in 1899. Here you can visit many of the historical homes of the city, as well as the Museum of Texas History. This is where the city holds its annual Candle Light Tour each Christmas, where members dressed in period costumes welcome visitors to many beautiful and historical buildings. You can also swim, golf, play tennis and hike at the Sam Houston Park. For more information on this lovely and historic Houston, Texas park, click here.

Buffalo Bayou. Located on Allen Parkway in Houston, Texas, this beautiful park is where the city holds its Fourth of July fireworks display each year. There are hiking and biking trails, as well as exercise stations, located in the park, and also a children’s park, a golf course, and even an informal dog park. Seven amazing sculptures, entitled “Tolerance” are located along the north bank of the bayou, and in the evening they are lit from within, making a spectacular view. For more information on this Houston, Texas park and its attractions and activities, click here.

Discovery Green. Discovery Green is located across from the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, close to the Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. There is a beautiful playground here for children, as well as a fountain where hundreds of children gather to play and cool off during the summer. There is also a picnic lawn, a dog park, and much more. To learn about the activities and amenities of this Houston, Texas park, click here.

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http://www.buffalobayoupark.org
http://www.discoverygreen.com/features/
http://memorialparkconservancy.org
http://www.hermannpark.org
http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/ourparks/samhoustonpark.html