Willow Waterhole in Southwest Houston

Completed in 2013, Willow Waterhole is one of Houston’s newest parks that was essentially¬†built as a detention basin during floods. Located off S. Main St. and S. Post Oak, this little oasis offers 279 acres of usable greenspace for the community during non-flooding times. Currently the park or waterhole offers walking trails, gazebos, bird watching, […]

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 […]

Paddle Spring Creek

Last Friday I had the pleasure to canoe Spring Creek with Bayou Land Conservancy for their member event “Canoes, Creeks and Commissioners”. There were 30-40 of us and it was a blast; maybe a bit warm at the beginning but a nice breeze blew up the creek from the south. While I’m from Texas and […]

Timber Lane Utility District Builds Parks

Many of the Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) in the unincorporated parts of the Houston area have been building parks and hiking trails the past few years in many north and northwest Houston neighborhoods to help with flooding and to add amenities to areas that are not serviced by other agencies. One that you really should […]

Tai Chi at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Tai Chi Chuan is a centuries-old Chinese martial art that has evolved into a highly effective form of exercise, regardless of age or physical ability. The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is offering an Introductory Tai Chi class August 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tai Chi involves a series of slow, meditative body […]

Meet and Greet – Bayou City Outdoors

Join Bayou City Outdoors for their Meet & Greet August 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Last Concert Cafe. This is your opportunity to check out the group while listening to great music and eating tex-mex. They are meeting on the patio and deck, which is surrounded by trees and shade and everyone […]

Miller Outdoor Theatre Continues Events Through the Fall

Once only held in the summer months, the Miller Outdoor Theatre now has performances through the fall. If you find yourself with nothing to do, check out the Miller website to see what is playing on most evenings. The performances are free and the venue is great for letting your kids run up and down […]

Become an Outdoors-Woman with TPWD

Texas Parks & Wildlife has developed a program “to provide an atmosphere where women feel comfortable learning new skills associated with hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities, in a supportive and non-threatening environment.” Called Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW), the program offers workshops that often span a weekend, usually beginning on Friday around noon and lasting […]

Hike Challenger Seven Memorial Park

Challenger Seven Memorial Park honors the astronauts who were aboard Space Shuttle Challenger when it exploded January 28, 1986, 73 seconds after liftoff. The Memorial is a replica of the logo the crew members themselves designed for the mission. There is a 2.2 mile hike that takes you from the campgrounds around the Challenger Learning […]

Hunter Education Class

Head to Jesse Jones Park August 23 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for a one-day course that meets the mandated Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education requirements for Texas. There is a materials fee of $15 and most importantly, reservations are required. ¬†Ages 9 and up only but all minors must be accompanied by […]