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

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Hermann Park Needs Your Help

Green thumb or not, The McGovern Centennial Gardens and the Japanese Garden depend on volunteers to keep our parks pristine.

01/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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The Top 5 Spots to Watch the Chevron Houston Marathon (and Where to Eat When You're Done)

The 45th annual race takes to Houston's streets this Sunday—and so should you.

01/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt With Amber Tong

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

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Beachcombing and Birdwatching: This Weekend at Houston's Closest State Parks

Brazos Bend and Galveston Island are offering two very different ways to reacquaint yourself with nature in the new year.

01/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Make a Joyous Noise at Buffalo Bayou Park's Unsilent Night

The annual holiday cacophony, celebrated worldwide since 1992, comes to Houston.

11/23/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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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

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South Side Skate Park Celebrates Its 20th Annual Skate Jam This Saturday

Dozens of pro skaters are heading to Houston to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

11/02/2016 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

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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

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What Do You Get When You Cross a Bicycle Rally and a Scavenger Hunt?

The 11th annual bike tour through the Heights raises money for the historic neighborhood.

09/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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The HTX Bike Fest Takes Over Market Square Park This Saturday

The 4th annual festival brings together BMX racers, bike enthusiasts and beer.

09/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Waterways

Race On: The 3rd Annual Cypress Creek Regatta

This weekend's big race raises money for the Bayou Preservation Association.

09/12/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Beer Run

Get Out: The Hows (and Whys) of Hashing

Why have a beer crawl when this fun-run offers boobs, booze and balls?

09/09/2016 By Leah Lucio

The Great Outdoors

Learn to Camp This Weekend—for Free

The Baytown Nature Center and REI are teaming up to offer a Camping 101 course for the whole family.

09/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drink It In

Kids Back in School? Crack Open a Cold One at the Arboretum

Celebrate the return of the school year in a very non-school-night way with Saint Arnold beer.

08/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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The 10 Best Activities at Discovery Green

The downtown park offers Houstonians everything from free fitness classes to young writer workshops.

07/25/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Houston's Shadiest Spots for a Stroll

Under the leafy oaks and tall pines of our three favorite walking paths, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell you’re in the city at all.

07/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt