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Best parks in Houston

Park
“12-acre urban park with TONS of activities for family fun, such as live music, Zumba, movie nights, etc. Check out their website for events!”
218 locals recommend
Train
“Expansive park featuring a golf course, Japanese garden, a natural science museum & a kiddie train. Perfect place for a quick run or just to walk around green scenery. ”
126 locals recommend
Park
“Bike along Buffalo Bayou With miles of urban bike trails, it turns out that Houston is a great place to work up a sweat. One of the best spots in town for this is along Buffalo Bayou through Eleanor Tinsley Park. Ride the curvy trails over hills and old-fashioned bridges into downtown and back, enjoying a view of the skyline along the way. If you don't have your own bike, rent one from one of the many Houston bicycle stations in the area (that will cost you money, though). You can also go for a jog, or enjoy a leisurely stroll. ”
150 locals recommend
Park
“Looking for that perfect Houston Instagram picture? Look no further... You have to stop by this location to snap a pic! ”
35 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Walk the Trails at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Drive less than one mile west of Memorial Park to reach a stunning 155-acre nature sanctuary tucked right into the heart of the fourth largest city in America. Meander along the five miles of scenic trails under towering sycamore, oak, and pine trees, and then keep an eye out for turtles and fish as you wander through a shallow wetland. With free admission and much to see, you could spend a whole day here. ”
43 locals recommend
Public Art
“Check out the BBP Cistern. A 10-30 minute (walking) $5 guided tour of the Cistern. If you are into art, you will enjoy this tour. Just outside is a skate park, playground and lots of shaded seating. Beautiful place to stroll and explore.”
40 locals recommend
Park
“Usually fun markets/activities most weekends here! Market Square Park is a public park in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States. It is bounded by Travis, Milam, Congress and Preston streets. It has remained a geographic centerpiece of Downtown Houston since the arrival of the city's founders, John Kirby and Augustus Chapman Allen in 1836.”
37 locals recommend
Trail
“The place to run if you want to see and be seen. Just about the only mountain biking trails in Houston.”
25 locals recommend
Park
“Great running trails, biking, walking, and running around. Festivals and live music happen occasionally, there are canoe and kayak tours, and a bayou boat ride tour. The park runs all along the bayou and runs into downtown. Super cool skate park on one end, and lots of room for running with your kids and dogs, pack a picnic and have a good time. Check out the Waugh Street Bridge and Bat colony, too - it's a sight to behold!”
27 locals recommend
Park
“Armand Bayou Nature Center is an urban preserve located in Pasadena and southeast Houston between the Johnson Space Center and the Bayport Industrial District. The 2,500-acre nature center is the largest urban wilderness preserve in the United States.”
17 locals recommend
Garden
“15-acre site featuring themed gardens, a sculpture promenade & a 30 ft. mount with city views.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“You’ll find all kinds of chilling going on at this museum park. Meditators, yogis, musicians and families sprawl across the grounds enjoying the shade from the 100-yr-old oak trees. ”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Terry Hershey Park is a county park that runs parallel to a roughly 6-mile (9.7 km) stretch of the Buffalo Bayou in western Houston, Texas. The park is named after Terry Hershey, a conservationist who campaigned to keep the banks of Buffalo Bayou from being paved.[3][4] The park hosts a network of trails that run along the bayou from State Highway 6 to the Sam Houston Tollway and is a popular destination for local residents, runners, bicyclists and Geocachers.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Dog park, GREAT for kids, adult games, yoga on weekends and weekday evenings!”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Expansive park featuring a golf course, Japanese garden, a natural science museum & a kiddie train.”
6 locals recommend
Park
“This little park is a pretty and picturesque place with vies of downtown and the bayou. Hop on a bicycle or if you schedule a Segway Tour, it is one of the stops.”
7 locals recommend