Houston to Ban Smoking in City Parks

According to an article in the Houston Chronicle, Houston will make all parks, golf courses and city pools smoke-free zones starting in September this year. This affects more than 365 parks and facilities in Houston that will no longer allow smokers to light up. For the full story, read the Houston Chronicle article by Katherine […]

Purple Martin Migration Madness

To see a spectacular bird event with some of the more colorful birds in the area, head to the Fountains Shopping Center in Stafford August 8 and at Willowbrook Mall at North Gessner and 249 in North Houston on July 30 and August 2 to see the annual Purple Martin Migration. Peak numbers for Purple […]

Learn Tai Chi

Tai Chi Come to Houston Arboretum & Nature Center July 29 for an introductory Tai Chi class beginning at 6:00 p.m. This one hour class teaches you this centuries-old Chinese martial art regardless of age or physical ability. Tai Chi has proven to be an excellent form of exercise that involves a series of slow, […]

Learn Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Come on down to Discovery Green today from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and try the latest paddle sport to sweep the nation. Stand Up Paddleboarding is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy your time on the water. It works all the muscles of your core as you work to maneuver the […]

Adopt-A-Trail at Jesse Jones Park

If you and your friends are looking for a good civic-minded activity, consider adopting a portion of a trail at Jesse H. Jones Park. The program gives you the opportunity to sponsor a section of the park’s trail system by controlling invasive non-native plants. You will also conduct routine maintenance with your family, friends, or […]

Day Trip to the Baytown Nature Center

For a nice day trip out of Houston, head east to the Baytown Nature Center at 6213 Bayway Drive. The nature cnter is located on a 350-acre peninsula surrounded by three bays. Inhabited by more than 300 species of birds, this is an ideal place for experienced or would-be birders. Besides birds, the area is populated […]

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 […]

Super Saturdays at San Jacinto Battleground

Join Texas Parks & Wildlife for Super Saturdays at San Jacinto Battleground Historic Site. This Saturday features the Battleship Texas. Join the staff for family-friendly maritime fun and activities, including holystoning, seabag inspections, and learning about the mascots of Battleship TEXAS. Reservations are not required but there is an entry fee onto the Battleship Texas. Bring […]

Outdoor Passport to Houston

Houston Wilderness, a non-profit whose mission is to protect, preserve and promote the unique regions of Houston has created “An Outdoor Passport to the Greater Houston Region.” The Passport provides information on major ecoregion sites in and around Houston that you may want to visit. It comes in a family version and an ecotourism version […]

Extreme Bugs at the Houston Zoo

What has six (or more!) legs, stands sky high, and is invading the Houston Zoo this summer? For this special exhibit, you’ll walk into a backyard unlike any you’ve seen before – this backyard is filled with giant, animatronic bugs that move, spread their wings, and even spray you with water! These bugs are up to […]