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

Coping Mechanism

In Photos: A Renovated Jamail Skatepark Reopens

The downtown park is once again ready to welcome skaters of all levels.

03/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Jamail Skatepark Is Finally Reopening

Just in time for Spring Break, the city's signature skatepark will see its bowls full once again.

03/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Texas State Parks Get Even More Accessible with a New App

Find a swimming hole near you, book your campsites online and always travel with a trail map in your pocket with the recently released TPWD app.

03/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Park Life

A Big, Beautiful, Totally Redesigned Levy Park Is Now Open

A new playground and performance pavilion join the dog park and community gardens that have made Levy Park a neighborhood favorite.

02/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Giving Back

Help Keep Buffalo Bayou Park Lean and Green This Weekend

Volunteers are needed to weed, mulch and beautify the bayou.

02/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

FINALLY

The Astrodome Gets Its Landmark Status from the Texas Historical Commission

No significant alterations can be made—including demolition—without permission from the state.

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Family Guide to Florida

7 National Parks in Florida Your Kids Will Love

Heaven on earth awaits in the most unexpected of places.

01/23/2017 By Craig Pittman

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Where the Wild Things Are in Buffalo Bayou Park

There’s more to Buffalo Bayou than bats. Alisa Kline, the park’s Texas Master Naturalist, clues us in on some surprising species to watch for.

01/23/2017 By Jeff Balke

Obituary

Noted "Force of Nature" Terry Hershey Has Passed Away

The conservationist was one of the great champions of Houston's oft-overlooked natural side.

01/19/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Parks & Rec

When Is the Jamail Skatepark Reopening?

Houston's signature skateboarding facility was supposed to reopen in October 2016.

01/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

#htx

Houston's 8 Greatest Vantage Points for Those Dramatic Downtown Skyline Views

Up your Instagram game sans drone by posting up at one of these scenic spots.

01/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Plant the Seeds of Houston's Future Wildflowers This Weekend

The Parks Department's annual Lady Bird Johnson Tribute enters its 10th year.

11/04/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

The Man on a Mission to Bring the Green

Joe Turner is transforming Houston’s parks—and all on an ever-tightening city budget. How does he do it? Teamwork.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

What’s a Bayou Anyway?

And how do you pronounce it?

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

In Houston, History Hides in Plain Sight

The city’s most important movers and shakers aren’t always where you’d expect to find them.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt and Adam Doster

Get Out

Celebrate Buffalo Bayou Park's 1st Birthday This Week

Houston's premier park knows how to throw a birthday bash—with free cake and beer.

10/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Grand Opening

Meet the New Smither Park

Explore the latest East End attraction this weekend.

09/30/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Top Picks

Houston's on High Art Alert this Weekend

Between the Houston Art Fair, Sawyer Yards' Biannual Art Opening, Orange Show's grand opening of Smither Park and Texas Contemporary, you don't want to miss any of the action.

09/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis