Sunday Fun at Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Every Sunday afternoon, we’ll have a different activity planned to get you and your family involved. The activity is from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the park. From archery to fly fishing, to everything in between, come join us! Events will be posted on the Nature Center events board each Saturday morning. The program […]

Geocaching 101 at Sheldon Lake State Park

Come to Sheldon Lake December 16 at 9:00 a.m. to learn the basics of this fast-growing hobby that merges the digital age with a love of the outdoors. Geocaching uses GPS technology to take you on a scavenger hunt finding items hidden throughout the park. No equipment or experience necessary. All ages are welcome but children 16 and under must be […]

Hike Challenger Seven Memorial Park

Challenger Seven Memorial Park honors the astronauts who were aboard Space Shuttle Challenger when it exploded January 28, 1986, 73 seconds after liftoff. The Memorial is a replica of the logo the crew members themselves designed for the mission. There is a 2.2 mile hike that takes you from the campgrounds around the Challenger Learning […]

Become a Texas Master Naturalist

Classes start this fall for some of the the Texas Master Naturalist programs in the area. The program is designed to develop a group of well-informed volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas. Texas Parks and […]

Volunteer Cleanup 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. Head to The Water Works at 105 Sabine Street December 16 for a three hour cleanup session starting at 8:30 a.m. Whether volunteering as a large or small group, or individually, your […]

Geminid Star Party – Sheldon Lake State Park

Join Sheldon Lake State Park and the Houston Astronomical Society December 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to view the Geminid Meteor Shower. This shower occurs every December and it is a beautiful site to see! Bring camp chairs and dress for the weather! *This event will be at the North Boat Ramp off Garrett Road* […]

Sunday in Nature – Armand Bayou Nature Center Free Sunday

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a day of FREE ADMISSION sponsored by Dow Chemical company on Sunday, December 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Designed to inspire families to get outside and to foster an appreciation for Armand Bayou and the natural world, the staff will focus on a different topic each month. Free […]

Winter Bird Walk at Sheldon Lake State Park

Come see how many different species you can find at Sheldon Lake State Park. This completely free (the only one in the state without an entry fee) is a hidden gem just east of Beltway 8 on the east side of town. This short hike will only be as long as the participants want it […]

Holiday Farmer’s Market by Bike

Bayou City Outdoors is sponsoring a Holiday Farmer’s Market Tour by bike December 9 at 8:15 a.m. You will start the morning off with a leisurely coffee at Onion Creek and then cruise to the markets to shop for fresh produce, sauces, jams, and bread. This is a 12-15 mile ride that lasts about three […]

Hike Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area

The Big Creek Loops consist of four short loops just inside the Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area that are part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail (a 128-mile trail north of Houston) . Access all four loops from Forest Service Road 217 off FM 2666. With a combined distance of 2.7 miles, these loops are easy to […]