Fitness Friday

Embrace Your Inner Ninja Warrior on This Challenge Course

It's the first course of its kind in Texas, with obstacles including a hanging traverse course, a belly-crawl and a 40-yard dash.

07/07/2017 By Brittanie Shey

Ice House

4 New—and Newly Renovated—Parks We Love

Houston’s newest urban parks will make you want to get out and get moving—yes, even in the heat of the summer.

06/22/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Get Hip to the Heights

From first-rate food crawls to cozy cat cafes to concerts under the stars, this corner of the Heights has cool covered.

06/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Upper Kirby's Parks and Patios

Vacation in your own city by immersing yourself in a whole new neighborhood for the weekend—here's how.

06/01/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Rooted in History

Houston's Oldest Park Debuts Its $33.6 Million Renovation

Although Emancipation Park informally opened at the beginning of the year, the Juneteenth Festival will mark its grand reopening.

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Get Out

Spring Creek Needs Your Trailbuilding Help This Summer

Everything is bigger in Texas—including its trails and greenways.

05/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

These 5 Free Events in May Will Put a Spring In Your Step

At these festive outings—all within the city limits!—enjoying the season is a walk in the park.

04/17/2017 By Rafa Farihah

Park Life

In Photos: Behind the Scenes at Evelyn's Park, Opening Soon

With its grand opening on Earth Day fast approaching, the new Bellaire green space is putting on its final touches.

04/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Where to Snap Your Bluebonnet Pics without Leaving Houston

You don't have to head to Brenham just to pose in a field of blue flowers.

03/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Three Reasons to Roller Skate at Discovery Green This Month

The city's only outdoor roller rink runs through March 25.

03/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Work It

34 Ways to Stay Fit and Have Fun in Houston

Our fitness advice, favorite gear, and the best places to do yoga, go running, or rock climb in Houston—and much, much more.

03/15/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Coping Mechanism

In Photos: A Renovated Jamail Skatepark Reopens

The downtown park is once again ready to welcome skaters of all levels.

03/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Jamail Skatepark Is Finally Reopening

Just in time for Spring Break, the city's signature skatepark will see its bowls full once again.

03/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Texas State Parks Get Even More Accessible with a New App

Find a swimming hole near you, book your campsites online and always travel with a trail map in your pocket with the recently released TPWD app.

03/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Park Life

A Big, Beautiful, Totally Redesigned Levy Park Is Now Open

A new playground and performance pavilion join the dog park and community gardens that have made Levy Park a neighborhood favorite.

02/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Giving Back

Help Keep Buffalo Bayou Park Lean and Green This Weekend

Volunteers are needed to weed, mulch and beautify the bayou.

02/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

FINALLY

The Astrodome Gets Its Landmark Status from the Texas Historical Commission

No significant alterations can be made—including demolition—without permission from the state.

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Family Guide to Florida

7 National Parks in Florida Your Kids Will Love

Heaven on earth awaits in the most unexpected of places.

01/23/2017 By Craig Pittman

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Where the Wild Things Are in Buffalo Bayou Park

There’s more to Buffalo Bayou than bats. Alisa Kline, the park’s Texas Master Naturalist, clues us in on some surprising species to watch for.

01/23/2017 By Jeff Balke

Obituary

Noted "Force of Nature" Terry Hershey Has Passed Away

The conservationist was one of the great champions of Houston's oft-overlooked natural side.

01/19/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt