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

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