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

Comebacks

Here's What's Re-Opening at Houston Parks

What to know before you go.

03/19/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Social Distancing

We All Want to Get Outside, But Are Our Parks Getting Too Crowded?

We need to stay six feet apart while exercising outdoors, too, y'all.

03/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp