Connecting Houston Trails Along Easements

Molly Glentzer of the Houston Chronicle has an excellent article outlining the future plans of the Houston Parks Board to connect the trails along the bayous with the rest of the city by building trails along the existing utility easements. Check out the article on the Houston Chronicle. Houston Chronicle

Miller Outdoor Theatre’s Season Has Started

For some of the best live performances in the City of Houston, head to Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park for live dance, music, and stage performances all summer. The box office is open between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM on ticketed show days for seats under the awning.  Tickets will be issued the day […]

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 […]

Watch for Lingering Flood Waters

Before heading out to any park or trail on the west side of town, make sure the flood waters have fully receded. Many of the trails, including the ones in Cullen Park, Bear Creek Park, George Bush Park, and parts of Terry Hershey Park are in the flood plains. These areas are meant to retain […]

Farmers Market at City Hall

The Urban Harvest Farmers Markets bring the bounty of the garden to Houstonians several times a week year round, rain or shine. Head to City Hall in Downtown Houston every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a weekly Farmers Market. Growers offer locally-produced vegetables, fruits, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers […]

Wildlife Workshop – Katy Prairie

This first-of-a-kind workshop designed for novice to intermediate naturalists will provide identification tips for a variety of prairie wildlife and will also give keen insight into wildlife behavior, migration, and more! There is a day session from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and a night session from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. scheduled for April […]

Visit Smither Park in East Houston

A vibrant new cultural asset in Houston’s emerging East End, Smither Park is an artistic venue for leisure-time activities as well as the ceremonies of life such as weddings, picnics, performances and meditation. Located at 2441 Munger Street just East of the University of Houston, Smither Park is a whimsical, fanciful green space that features an […]

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 […]

Earth Day at Woodland Park

Friends of Woodland Park (FWP), Girl Scouts and Bridgestone Americas are hosting a major clean up in celebration of Earth Day at Woodland Park on Sunday, April 24, 2016.  Registration will begin at 7 a.m. Cleanup ends at noon. With the recent flood, debris has settled all over the city. Volunteers are needed to pull out tires […]

Largest Skatepark in North America in Houston

Check out the article in the Houston Chronicle by Syd Kearney on the construction of the new Spring Skatepark, which opened almost two years ago. Touted as the largest skatepark in North America, the Spring Skatepark has over 78,00 square feet of skate surface. For the full story check out the Houston Chronicle article.