Tricks and Treats Among Trees

Head to Jesse H. Jones October 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for trick or treating in the forest. Enjoy a free trick-or-treat nature trail along with fun fall activities including crafts, live creepy critters, games, hayrides, costume contest, a critter storybook trail, and more. Costumed trick-or-treaters are encouraged! Jesse H. Jones Park

Invasive Plant Removal at Jesse H. Jones Park

Head to Jesse H. Jones Park and join other volunteers as they walk the park recording locations and removing invasive plant and animal species. Ages 16 and up or accompanied by an adult. This event occurs the third Sunday of most months of the year from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Jesse Jones Park Map

Bay Explorations at Galveston Island State Park

The Friends of Galveston Island State Park hosts a Beach Exploring event every Saturday in the spring. You will explore the beach as you learn to seine, hunt for ghost crabs, beachcomb and more. While the event is free, there is a fee to get into the state park. The fee is $5 per adult […]

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 […]

Houston Arboretum Bird Survey

Calling all experienced birders! Help the Houston Arboretum monitor bird populations throughout the year on the third Saturday of every month. Meet in front of the Nature Center at 8:00 a.m. and join a member of the Arboretum’s conservation team as they walk the trails documenting bird activity. Please bring your own binoculars. The event ends […]

Levy Park Wins Prestigious Award

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced Levy Park Houston is a winner of the prestigious 2018 ULI Urban Open Space Award, a worldwide competition. Madrid Rio Park was a co-winner. The annual award recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economies of their surrounding […]

Birds of Memorial Park Hike

Check out the migratory birds that visit Memorial Park every fall. Houston Audubon and Memorial Park Conservancy staff and volunteers will be there to lead the way for new and seasoned birders alike on a hike October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. We promise you’ll see Memorial Park a little differently. Cullen Running […]

Volunteer at Buffalo Bayou Park

Houstonians, ages 9 and up, are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for community-wide volunteer days at Buffalo Bayou Park happening the third Saturday of each month. Come Meet at the Water Works, 105 Sabine Street, October 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to help keep Buffalo Bayou Park one of the best parks in the country. Whether […]

Eco-Art Kayak Adventure – Coastal Heritage Preserve

Artist Boat provides inspiration and education through unique coastal experiences. All our public kayak adventures are guided and interpretive to places carefully chosen for their natural significance. This tour is in the Coastal Heritage Preserve in Galveston on October 14r 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our lead guides are ACA certified kayak instructors […]

Second Saturday Boat Rides on Buffalo Bayou

These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon with your family. Escape from the city and enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along Buffalo Bayou’s waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even the occasional alligator sunning on the banks. October 13 is the second Saturday so head out […]