Hidden Gems

Take Your Kids on a Scavenger Hunt Across Houston

Switch off the screens and take a break from the summer reading—the search is on!

06/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Family Outings

Houston Arboretum's Playscape Awaits

Let the kids go wild at this natural play area.

05/31/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The best kind of blues

5 Perfect Houston Parks for Your Annual Bluebonnet Photos

Visit these spots before summer starts to set in.

04/12/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Our Own Backyard

Why We Can't Wait for Trebly Park to Open

The new green space will land in Southern Downtown in March 2022.

04/02/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

Flower Fever

Your Informal Guide to Azaleas in Houston

The Azalea Trail is canceled, but you can still see the blooms at these H-Town spots.

03/19/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Get Out

Recreation at Houston Parks is (Mostly) Back

Ballfields and playgrounds are back in business. But sadly, swimming pools are still off limits.

03/09/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Park News

Bagby Park Gets a Little Facelift (with Tacos Coming Soon)

Here's what's up at the Midtown pocket park.

02/12/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hooray!

More New SPARK Parks Are on the Way

The nonprofit will debut 15 new parks and update 15 more over the next four years.

01/14/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Park News

5 Things to Keep in Mind If You're Heading to Memorial Park This Holiday Season

Land Bridge construction, Covid testing, holiday lights, and a new trail? There's a lot happening at our favorite park.

12/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Into the Wild

A Tree Giveaway in GOOF, E-Bikes Hit Midtown, and More Outdoorsy News

Plus, where to find a new mural, free yoga on the green, and one hot upcoming trail.

12/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Rusted Roots

How Industrial Relics Will Get a New Life in Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s East Sector

Houston’s going to get a lot greener in the coming decades.

11/06/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Green Space

Where to Escape Outside Without Tons of Humans Around

We know you need a break. Here's where to get out.

11/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fresh For Fall

Fun Outdoor Activities Are Back at Levy Park

Get fit or hang with the fam at Upper Kirby's favorite pocket green.

10/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Greatest Of All Time

You Can Watch 120 Goats "Mow" the Arboretum in October

You've Met the arborgator, but are you ready for 120 arborgoats?

09/16/2020 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

Homeward Bound

These Beloved Summer Activities are Off-Limits for July 4 Weekend

Beach closures, park restrictions, and more strict measures the COVID hath wrought.

07/03/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Raise a glass

Meet the Company Putting a Luxury Twist on Picnics 

Picnics in the City will craft an extravagant experience that’ll let you come together, while still social distancing.

05/26/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Don't Touch Your Face

Social Distancing Is Hard

Our EIC Cathy Matusow's last editor's note.

05/01/2020 By Catherine Matusow

Don't Go

County & City Parks Close for Easter Weekend

Terry Hershey Park, George Bush Park, and ALL area parks and trails will be off limits.

04/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Nature Show

Stream The Outdoors in Your Living Room With Levy Park On-Demand

Families can access fitness and storytime programming starting March 30.

03/26/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp