The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Po-Boys and Picnics at T.C. Jester Park

One of the city's prettiest parks offers everything you could want in one, convenient location.

03/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Park Life

The Name of the New Cafe in Evelyn's Park is Up to You—Yes, You

The new park in Bellaire is holding a contest to see who can come up with the best moniker for its upcoming eatery.

03/08/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Hoopin' It Up

Started as a Dusty Toy, Now Hula Hooping is Here

Hula hoopers in Houston feel the love at the upcoming GlowOrama event, celebrating the old timey smile-enduring activity.

02/18/2016 By Sarah Douglass

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Houston Serves Up Some Ace Tennis Courts

Free, lighted tennis courts cover the city—grab a racket and get out there.

02/13/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Body by Nature: 8 Great Houston Parks for Working Out

Now is the perfect time to take your workout to Houston's awesome outdoor spaces.

02/05/2016 By Ellie Sharp

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Stay the Night at the Lake Houston Wilderness Park

The only City of Houston park to allow overnight camping has more in store than just a few cabins.

01/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Under 100

100 Miles of Less: Get Off the Grid in the Big Slough

Ever wondered what Texas looked like before we paved a bunch of it?

01/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Biking the Anthills in Terry Hershey Park

Take in 500 unspoiled acres of Buffalo Bayou from your bike.

01/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Cheer on the Houston Marathon from Buffalo Bayou Park

This weekend brings one of the year's best excuses to explore the newly-spiffed-up Buffalo Bayou Park.

01/15/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Park and Dine

Teas Nursery in Bellaire Readies for Its Reincarnation as Evelyn's Park

A destination restaurant is coming to the new Bellaire park from Zelko Concepts.

09/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Skate City

The Dogtown Days of Summer

Get your summer skate on at the Texas-sized North Houston Skate Park.

07/02/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

Immodest Proposals

Hey, Pool Guys—You’re Not Thinking Big Enough!

If Houston needs a swimming hole, then we’d better build the biggest darn swimming hole there is.

03/09/2015 By Jared Monmouth

State "Park" Series

You Can't Sink Our Battleship

We venture out of the park and onto the boat deck with the latest entry in our State Park Series.

12/18/2014 By Andrew Husband

landscape design

After 100 Years, a Garden Fit for Hermann Park

The completely redesigned 15-acre formal gardens have their public grand opening Saturday morning.

10/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

A Family Guide to Houston

Houston’s Best Parks Outside the Loop

Who says there’s nothing to do outside the Loop?

08/03/2014 By John Lomax and Katharine Shilcutt

A Family Guide to Houston

7 Great Small Houston Parks

Sometimes, you want to relax with the family away from the maddening crowd.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax

A Century of Green

Hermann Park at 100

With the wind at its back (and $115 million in the bank), Hermann Park looks to realize its planners’ original vision.

06/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax