Hike George Bush Park

George Bush Park is located in far west Houston off of Fry Road and I-10. It connects to Terry Hershey park where you can hike or bike all the way to Beltway 8 and then into the City to Buffalo Bayou Park. This unique trail is all asphalt and concrete and does not require you to […]

Heights Trail to Open New Bridge

The opening of the new White Oak Bayou Greenway bridge and trails that was scheduled for a very wet March 21 has been postponed to April 25 as the Bridge Bash. This event is hosted by the Houston Parks Board, Mayor Annise Parker, City Councilmember Ellen Cohen, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and Memorial Heights […]

Galveston Beaches to Get Facelift

If you saw the article in the Houston Chronicle last week, you know that Galveston Park Board has approved $41 million dollars to improve both Stewart Beach and East Beach. This is a major commitment to make Galveston even better than it is already. Improvements include a boardwalk and a pavilion on Stewart Beach and retail […]

Train to be a Prairie Storyteller

Our local prairies need trained storytellers to serve as ambassadors between these misunderstood grasslands and our vibrant, diverse community. Join Katy Prairie Conservancy Wednesday, March 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 28 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for training. The Wednesday event will be at the offices at 3015 Richmond Avenue […]

Artist Boat adds Educational Programs

In an attempt to educate the oil and gas industry in the area on the habitat along the coast, Artist Boat is launching two new programs to get them out on the water. Below is a press release from Artist Boat. Artist Boat was awarded funding from the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) to offer […]

Sunday Streets is Back

Sunday Streets is back in Houston with three dates this spring starting with next weekend. If you haven’t heard, Sunday Streets Houston is an initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians by getting them outside and active. The program opens a stretch of street normally reserved for cars and other vehicles to allow […]

Trash Bash Coming March 28 – Sign Up

Don’t forget to sign up for the Trash Bash coming up March 28. It is not too late and the more volunteers the better. Let’s clean up our waterways. Once a year, thousands of volunteers gather along the Texas waterways to do their part in cleaning up the environment by participating in the largest single day […]

Hike Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

About 40 miles south of Houston on I-288 is the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 400 species of wildlife. Its marshes and prairies create some of the richest environments on Earth. Two hunting areas exist – the Christmas Point Public Waterfowl Hunting Area and the Middle Bayou Public Waterfowl Hunting Area. Check […]

Houston Arboretum

Spring Equinox Star Party

Come experience the spring equinox with members of the Houston Astronomical Society and their impressive assortment of telescopes at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Saturday, March 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. You will head to the Arboretum’s meadow to view Jupiter, deep sky objects, and nebulae including the Pleides, the Eskimo, and […]

City Hall Farmers Market

The Urban Harvest Farmers Markets bring the bounty of the garden to Houstonians every Wednesday at City Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. year round, rain or shine. Growers offer locally-produced vegetables, fruits, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers and plants. The colorful market supports a number of family farms and boosts […]