Open Meditation in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

Find your center every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the spacious and tranquil Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern during self-guided meditation or self-guided yoga. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online. The Cistern is located at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Breakfast on the Bayou – Pontoon Boat Ride

Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely morning drifting down Armand Bayou June 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. aboard the Bayou Ranger, Armand Bayou Nature Center’s electric pontoon boat. This trip through the heart of the nature center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about life on the bayou and observe […]

Hike Huntsville State Park

When I was writing 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston Huntsville State Park was one of my favorite hiking sites. It has a bit of elevation change and is quite beautiful in the fall and spring. There are 21 miles of hiking trails that wind throughout the park but three I will mention here are the […]

McGovern Centennial Gardens Volunteer Orientation

Interested in joining our McGovern Centennial Gardens volunteer team? Anyone who loves to be outdoors and is interested in becoming a regular volunteer in McGovern Centennial Gardens should attend an upcoming orientation. Join us on July 21 from 9:30-10:30 to learn about volunteer opportunities and the history of Hermann Park Conservancy. Following the orientation, there […]

Memorial Park Picnic Rentals and Croquet Courts

Enjoy Memorial Park’s wooded picnic areas all summer long! Starting this summer, Memorial Park Conservancy will offer free picnic rentals for families. Groups of 30 people or fewer may now make reservations at no charge for one of our 8 family-size picnic areas. Reserve your picnic table here! Start planning your croquet outing today! Beginning […]

Surfing Lessons at Surfside

The Bayou City Adventures Surfing Classes are fun for all ages and skill levels. If you have ever wanted to learn how to surf, now is the perfect opportunity to learn from certified instructors right here on our local beaches. The surf classes are great for individuals or groups. Head to Ocean Village Hotel at […]

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop at Huntsville State Park

Join Ranger Pick June 23 at 12:00 noon as he, and volunteers from the audience, work on figuring out what exactly it would take to build a live alligator. This fun, and hands-on program at Huntsville State Park discusses some of the myths and legends about alligators, as well as fun gator facts, and turning […]

Yoga and Zumba at Levy Park

Levy Park may be the newest park to open in Houston but they have already set up numerous classes to get you moving and outdoors. They currently have Zumba, hula hooping, Tai Chi, and yoga. Come enjoy a yoga class Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and if you are really feeling up to it, Zumba at 11:00 […]

Kayaking in Sugar Land

Come on down to Sugar Land Memorial Park to rent a kayak for just $10 per person for 30 minutes June 16. Explore the lake and all the amazing wildlife living in the area. You can even go fishing from the kayaks. All of this provided by Bayou City Adventures, who also rent kayaks and paddle board […]

Hike or Bike the Columbia Tap Trail

This week’s hiking trail is the Rails to Trails Columbia Tap Trail, which runs from Dixie Drive just south of Hermann Park to Dowling Street. This 4-mile trail is part of the national Rails to Trails program and is constructed on the 150 year old Houston Tap and Brazoria Railways. It is a 10-foot wide […]