Way To Go!

Discovery Green Is Named One of America's Great Public Spaces

The American Planning Association honors our downtown park.

10/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Past Is Present

Uncovering Frost Town, Houston's First Working-Class Community

A sneak peek at a few of the most interesting artifacts from the neighborhood established at the same time the Allen brothers founded Houston, and what they reveal about a neglected part of Houston’s past.

09/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Utah-opia!

Exploring Utah's National Parks

Eight days. A dozen wonders.

09/24/2019 By Bill Wiatrak

Revamp Report

The Houston Arboretum's Nature Center Upgrades Are on the Way

The Nature Center's first revamp since the '90s has us excited.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pop a Wheelie

Houston's $25 Million BMX Bike Park Opens August 16

Rockstar Energy Bike Park lands in North Houston.

08/14/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Get Excited for Houston's Newest Parks

Two new noteworthy outdoor destinations.

08/09/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

We Don't Know What the New Downtown Park Will Be Called, But We're Excited About It

Expect quite a bit of lounging room, covered and open seating, a B-Cycle Station and bike-repair area, a fenced-in dog run, and a casual café with indoor and outdoor seating.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

We Need to Save Sam Houston Park

Come on, H-Town. This is your history.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Green Day

Houston Just Got Three New Bayou Greenways Trails

You can now bike, walk and jog three miles of new trails.

05/16/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

If There’s One Thing You Do Saturday, Head to Mason Park for Bayou Greenway Day

Celebrate the Bayou Greenways Initiative at this super fun and free festival.

04/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Play Thing

Discovery Green Will Be Playground Central Come Fall

Your kids need to know about the park's $12 million revamp.

02/08/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Where to Run, Walk, and Bike in Houston Right Now

We’re currently sitting on more than 100 miles of paths and trails. And there’s more—a lot more—on the way. So, come on! Get out there and explore.

01/28/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

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

Happy Trails

Houstonians Will Be Able to Bike and Walk 150 Miles of New Trails in 2020

Eight bayous will be connected through the $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

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

Yas, Green!

Montrose Will Get a New Park on Westheimer in 2020

Meet Avondale Promenade Park.

12/03/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Look Out, Weekend

Bask In the Cool(er) Temps At These Outdoor Events

Okay, fine, it's still hot, but the great outdoors await!

10/11/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Creative

Who Will Design This Downtown Park?

An upcoming park is in need of a design team.

09/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Houston Is Getting Its Own LBJ Statue

Thanks to one Houstonian's determination.

09/21/2018 By John S. Huntington

Welcome, Newstonians

Newcomer's Guide 2018

Your guide to: Hot neighborhoods, cool parks, important Beyoncé landmarks, great schools, essential bars and restaurants, the city's best boutiques, and more.

08/30/2018 By Houstonia Staff