Threading the needle

A Closer Look at the Double Helix-Shaped Park Set to Join the TMC3 Campus

The monumental park comes courtesy of James Corner, architect of Manhattan's much-loved High Line.

05/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Great Outdoors

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

Apparently we need better access.

05/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Mean Green

The Houston Botanic Garden's First Phase is Underway: Here's the Low Down

There will be 120 acres of botanical beauty between downtown and Hobby.

04/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

An Interactive Alice In Wonderland Sculpture Arrives at Evelyn's Park

Bring a picnic and join Alice's tea party.

04/06/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Green Space

A New Park Is Heading to Downtown Houston in 2020

South downtown may very well get its own Discovery Green.

04/02/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On The Breeze

The Kite Festival Returns to Hermann Park on March 25

Kite Fest and Bayou Greenway Day return in March.

02/27/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Great Outdoors

This Texas Parks & Wildlife Program Makes Camping With Kids a Breeze

Texas Outdoor Family Workshops teach hands-on camping basics.

02/21/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Valentine's Day

Houston Arboretum's Tapas on the Trails Returns Next Week

Featuring food, wine, a live owl, and a walk through nature.

02/01/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Play Date

Levy Park Packs 2018 With Free Family Events

Load the van and head to Upper Kirby in 2018.

01/19/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Merry and Bright

Where to Take Your Holiday Guests Outdoors

These five Houston destinations will delight every yuletide guest.

12/18/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Oak-ay

Discovery Green Wants You To Talk With Trees

This interactive work invites Houston to engage in a conversation of light and music.

11/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

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