Work Ahead

3 Things to Know about Memorial Park's Land Bridge Project

With construction underway on Memorial Drive, what will traffic and trips to the park be like?

08/20/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Visiting Memorial's Eastern Glades Is Like Going to a Brand New Park

What to know about the best new outdoor space in town.

08/07/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

6 feet of separation

Scenes from a Socially Distanced Houston

Life as we once knew it has changed as Houstonians navigate the Coronavirus crisis.

04/24/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt Photography by Daniel Kramer

Comebacks

Here's What's Re-Opening at Houston Parks

What to know before you go.

03/19/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Social Distancing

We All Want to Get Outside, But Are Our Parks Getting Too Crowded?

We need to stay six feet apart while exercising outdoors, too, y'all.

03/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On the town

What to Do and See This Month, From Post Malone to Paw Patrol

Plus, Whitney Cummings and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley.

03/02/2020 By Chris Gray

Happy in Houston

The Pursuit of Happiness: 60 Ways to Have Your Best Year Ever

New decade, new you.

12/27/2019 Edited by Dianna Wray

Year in Review

Our 10 Best Travel Stories of 2019

Catch up on our most-read travel blogs of the year.

12/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Check The Box Yes or No

Memorial Park Wants To Know How Much You Like It

Take this survey by Dec. 31 to help build an ever better park.

12/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Running Notes

A Close Encounter With Coyotes in Memorial Park

A quiet night on the Seymour Lieberman Trail with three unexpected guests.

12/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dream Homes

An Elegant Home on a Hill—Yes, Even In Houston—In Crestwood

You can kayak down Buffalo Bayou from this home's backyard.

03/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Happy Trails

We Run This Town: Our Favorite Houston Trails

You’ve stretched out your hammies, leashed up your good dogs, and are ready to crank out the mileage. But where to?

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Meter Maid

The Houston Arboretum Will Be Pay to Park in 2019

You wanna visit that gator? You gotta pay to park.

12/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Native Habitat

A New Stretch of Running Trail Is a Pleasant Surprise at Memorial Park

Bathrooms, parking and native species: How lovely.

10/12/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Thanks-Coach Edition

Invited to our party this month: Legendary high school football coaches, skincare saviors, poker stars, and whoever donated $3 million to cover tuition for the first class of the new UH med school.

08/17/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Great Outdoors

This Is How Houston's Parks Rank Among America's Best

Apparently we need better access.

05/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Susan Chadwick Is Trying to Save Buffalo Bayou

The activist fought to protect the last natural stretch of Buffalo Bayou, and won. Sort of.

03/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Batik

Meet This Spring's Bayou City Art Festival Featured Artist

We're dye-ing to know you, Lisa Teller Kattenbraker (that's batik humor).

03/21/2018 By Holly Beretto

Get Out

Bayou City Art Fest Returns to Memorial Park on March 23

Tons of art in your favorite Houston park.

03/05/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Taster's Choice

This Spirit of Texas Bank Cafeteria May Surprise You

Choice Cafeteria serves homemade Vietnamese, Chinese and American fare.

01/25/2017 By Alice Levitt