Buffalo Bayou Cistern Tours

Below the signature lawn of The Water Works performance area at Buffalo Bayou Park, north of the existing Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park, sits an unused City of Houston water reservoir. This 100,000-square-foot area known as the Cistern has previously been off limits to the public. Since its re-opening May 13, the Cistern tickets […]

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 […]

Happy Valentines Day

While Valentines is not a holiday and not really enjoyed by many, I hope you have a wonderful day. Get outside, if possible. The weather may not be that great but maybe this is the day you plan that next outdoor event. Kayak Buffalo Bayou, hike the Spring Creek Greenway, fish Galveston Bay, go to […]

Beautify the Bucket in Galveston

Join Artist Boat for the Beautify the Bucket Competition awards ceremony at Menard Park on April 13. With approximately 150 beautified buckets already on Galveston beaches, the latest competition adds to Artist Boat’s public art to encourage people to throw their trash in the can not the sand. All barrels in the Spring 2019 competition will be displayed […]

Bird Walk at Sheldon Lake State Park

Search the trails at Sheldon Lake State Park February 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for some of the amazing birds of Texas. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair! Everyone is welcome on this 2-mile walk as it is for beginners through advanced birders. We will be searching for some of Sheldon Lake State Park’s resident bird species as well as […]

Cistern History Tours

The Cistern at Buffalo Bayou Park is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. As one of the city’s early underground reservoirs, it supported the municipal water system’s goals of fire suppression (water pressure) and drinking water storage. Recognizing the historical and architectural significance of the highly unusual space, Buffalo […]

Visit Houston Audubon Society Sanctuary

Within its 17.5 acres of hardwood and pine forest and freshwater habitats, the Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary provides an important home for native wildlife. Resident mammals, migratory songbirds, shorebirds, birds of prey and a variety of species of reptiles and amphibians live within the sanctuary. Within Rummel Creek and the ponds of the sanctuary, […]

Hike Brazos Bend State Park

Selected as one of the best state parks in the U.S., Brazos Bend State Park is just a hop, skip and a jump down I-59 South. The hiking there is excellent with trails such as the 40-Acre Lake Loop Trail, Elm Lake Loop Trail, Hale Lake Loop Trail, Red Buckeye Trail, Whiteoak Trail, Bluestem Trail, […]

Sunset Pontoon Cruise on Armand Bayou

Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a relaxing and educational sunset trip to observe the wildlife of Armand Bayou aboard the Bayou Ranger, an electric pontoon boat. The board departs from Bay Area Park February 9 at 4:30 p.m. for a 1 1/2 hour cruise. Reservations are required so call 281 474-2551 ext. 10. The […]

Great Horned Owl

Owl Prowl at Carter Park

Join Precinct 4’s naturalists as they lead a hike down the Spring Creek Greenway Trail in search of silent predators; owls! The event is February 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. along the Spring Creek Greenway. Join them at the parking lot in Carter Park for an introduction before starting off down the trail. […]