4th of July Celebrations in Houston

While the Freedom Over Texas July 4 celebration in Houston is the biggest, it is by no means the only celebration in town. For a complete list, click below. 4th of July Celebrations  

Visit Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston

Sam Houston Park, located just west of Downtown Houston between the Houston Library and Buffalo Bayou Park, is the only outdoor, interactive historic museum and park in Houston. Nestled on 10 acres of beautiful parkland, this green oasis is managed by The Heritage Society. With ten historic structures dating from 1823 to 1905, The Heritage […]

Top 5 Outdoor Things to Do in Houston This Weekend

If you are having difficulty planning your weekend, this list may help. Below are some of the top things to do in the outdoors in Houston this weekend. Most of them have specific events scheduled while others are just suggestions of places to go. Yes, I know it’s hot but so what. Get out anyway. […]

Hike the Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR

For a wildlife hike in a westerly prairie, visit the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge located 10 miles west of Sealy. The Refuge was established in 1972 to preserve habitat for the declining population of Attwater prairie chickens. Despite numbers of around 1 million at the turn of the 1900s, they now total only […]

Beginning Birding Class at Houston Arboretum

If you’ve always wanted to start birding but were a bit hesitant or just not sure how to start, head to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Sunday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a class taught by expert Gary Clark. The class is $40 for Arboretum members and $65 for all […]

Cullinan Park Gets $1 million Grant

Just north of the airport in Sugar Land is a little known and rather neglected park called Cullinan. The neglected part is getting ready to change as Cullinan Park Conservancy was recently given a $1 million grant from The George Foundation for developments over the next four years. As part of the master plan at Cullinan Parkj this […]

Benefits of the Outdoors

See the article below by Michael Hyatt on the benefits of being outdoors. Even the business community gets it! Michael Hyatt

Sheldon Lake Built Entirely of Green Materials

Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Center in East Houston is the only free state park in the Texas state park system. Besides this unique feature, it is also one of the greenest parks in the country with all structures being built of reused, recycled or green materials. The energy at the park is provided […]

Free Day at Armand Bayou Nature Center

Armand Bayou Nature Center is hosting a free day Sunday, June 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Dow Chemical company, this is the perfect day to visit a place you may have never been to before or head to your favorite nature center for free.  Designed to inspire families to get outside […]

See What San Jacinto Really Looks Like

I don’t know how many of you watched the History Channel’s Texas Rising but if you did you know they got the geography a bit off. Actually so totally wrong it is embarrassing. There are no mountains nor desert in Houston, San Jacinto, or Victoria. The land was made up of marshes, coastal prairies and flat […]