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Parks & nature in Southwest Houston, Gridiron

“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. ”
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“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. ”
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“Looking for that perfect Houston Instagram picture? Look no further... You have to stop by this location to snap a pic! ”
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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. ”
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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.”
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“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!”
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“Oasis in the city. The Memorial Park offers a 3-mile loop jogging trail and a 10-mile hiking trails. You can leave the city behind among towering trees and undulating trails.”
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“15-acre site featuring themed gardens, a sculpture promenade & a 30 ft. mount with city views.”
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“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. ”
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“An urban bat colony. At dusk, up to 300,000 bats head out for their nightly feedings.”
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“Expansive park featuring a golf course, Japanese garden, a natural science museum & a kiddie train.”
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“Dog park, GREAT for kids, adult games, yoga on weekends and weekday evenings!”
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“My favorite place to play basketball and just chill with some friends and a picnic basket. Beautiful park extremely close by and nestled within the city. There's a great view of the skyline from here!”
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“One of the best gardens I've seen. Make sure you go early. Usually closes at around 6pm.”
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“Historic home turned museum. Tons of local Houston history and wonderful architecture.”
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“Expansive urban park for skaters. 30,000-sq.ft. park for skateboarders, roller & in-line skaters, featuring a variety of terrains.”
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