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

Wear a Mask

Texas State Parks Will Reopen April 20

Our state parks have been closed since April 7.

04/07/2020 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

Coming Attractions

Houston Botanic Garden Gives Community a Sneak Peek in January

We can't wait to see the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden.

12/19/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Check The Box Yes or No

Memorial Park Wants To Know How Much You Like It

Take this survey by Dec. 31 to help build an ever better park.

12/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Running Notes

A Close Encounter With Coyotes in Memorial Park

A quiet night on the Seymour Lieberman Trail with three unexpected guests.

12/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Way To Go!

Discovery Green Is Named One of America's Great Public Spaces

The American Planning Association honors our downtown park.

10/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

H is for Hawk

Birds of Prey Swoop Into Discovery Green This Month

Plus, a free concert longs for your picnic blanket and West Texas dreams.

09/06/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Revamp Report

The Houston Arboretum's Nature Center Upgrades Are on the Way

The Nature Center's first revamp since the '90s has us excited.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pop a Wheelie

Houston's $25 Million BMX Bike Park Opens August 16

Rockstar Energy Bike Park lands in North Houston.

08/14/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Get Excited for Houston's Newest Parks

Two new noteworthy outdoor destinations.

08/09/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Cool Stuff

Bayou Bend Is About to Get All Hipster This August

Axelrad and Decatur Bar & Pop Up's Rad on the Bend sounds pretty darn fun.

07/29/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Totally Tubular

Splashtown’s Wahoo Wave Is the Summer Adventure You’ve Been Waiting For

A tube, a slippery wall, and you.

07/22/2019 By Ivanka Perez

Destination: Downtown

We Need to Save Sam Houston Park

Come on, H-Town. This is your history.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

We Don't Know What the New Downtown Park Will Be Called, But We're Excited About It

Expect quite a bit of lounging room, covered and open seating, a B-Cycle Station and bike-repair area, a fenced-in dog run, and a casual café with indoor and outdoor seating.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Green Day

Houston Just Got Three New Bayou Greenways Trails

You can now bike, walk and jog three miles of new trails.

05/16/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dog Days

Johnny Steele Dog Park Is—You Guessed It—Underwater

Take your pups elsewhere this weekend.

05/10/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

It's Back, Back Again

The Houston Arboretum's Ravine Trail Is Back

The trail has been closed off for three years due to flooding and erosion, and it's finally open again.

04/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go Texan

Why You Should Start a Pocket Prairie in Your Yard

You—yes you—can help Houston with flood mitigation.

04/08/2019 By Emmanuella Aina