Hike the Big Thicket National Preserve

This week drive to Beaumont and head north to the first preserve in the U.S. national park system – The Big Thicket National Preserve. Encompassing more than 97,00 acres in nine land units, the Preserve is an ideal place to see what East Texas looked like before timber mills, fracking and, well, people. It was […]

City-Wide Bike Plan Finalized

Check out Dug Begley’s article in the Houston Chronicle on the new bike plan for the city of Houston. Below is the start of the article. To read the entire piece, go to Bike Plan Finalized. Bicycling advocates – fresh off finalizing a plan for Houston’s bike future – face the challenge of getting formal […]

State Parks Around Houston Closed for Second Summer

Many of the state parks around Houston, such as Brazos Bend State Park and Stephen F. Austin State Park are currently closed for the summer for the second year in a row. With the peak usage season upon us, these state parks are not only losing money due to the repairs that need to be […]

Summer Science Night – Katy Prairie

Summer Science Nights, sponsored by the Katy Prairie Conservancy, are a great way to enrich your child’s understanding of science in the best laboratory of all — the great outdoors. The session June 29 is about bees and includes hands-on, minds-on activities and a hike on one of our wildlife-rich preserves. Sign up for one, […]

I Agree, It’s Hot – But……

I know it’s hot but that shouldn’t keep you indoors, cooped up and depressed. Get out early in the date, late in the day – just get out. It will do you good. Riding a bike is much cooler than running or walking. That is until you stop. Go swimming, surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, stand up […]

Sand Castle Contest – Galveston Island State Park

When you come to Galveston Island State Park, you can’t leave without playing in the sand and salty waters of the Gulf coast. The state park is inviting kids to participate in a sand castle and sculpture building competition June 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meet at the day use beach area and begin […]

Hike the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail

For an urban hike, head to Stude Park and hike east along the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail. This trail consists of an east and west segment along White Oak Bayou that runs from Stude Park in the Heights traversing along White Oak Bayou to Buffalo Bayou at Lockwood. This is a 6 mile linear park […]

Texas City Kite Festival

The Texas City Kite Festival is June 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of Dike Rd and Skyline drive on the Texas City Dike/Levee. Events include single line kite flying for adults and children with professional kite fliers bringing in kites over 50’ wide, tanker surfing through out the day at different […]

Today is the International Day of Yoga

Join the global celebration of the 2nd Annual International Day of Yoga with an evening of dancing and yoga! Discovery Green® and the Consulate General of India invite you to a color dance party followed by yoga with Pralaya Yoga Creator, Robert Boustany, along with his student and Discovery Green® teacher, Lindsey Law, and Director […]