Memorial Park and Why it’s Called Memorial

For a comprehensive story on the history of Memorial Park, check out the story in the Houston Chronicle, “Bringing the memorial back to Memorial Park” by Allyn West. Houston Chronicle

Nature Detectives at Sheldon Lake State Park

Sheldon Lake State Park offers tours regularly throughout the year and June 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is a nature hike. Take a short stroll with a Ranger to see what clues nature can give us about things that live in the park. This is the only free park in the state park […]

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour on Galveston Island

Artist Boat Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours provide FREE hands-on exploration of questions such as “Why is the water brown?” “How is Seaweed a good thing?” and “How do I connect to the ocean?” You will discover the creatures and features that make Galveston’s marine and coastal ecosystems so special! The tours are educational and […]

Free Freedom Park 5K

Come join The Houston Wellness Project for a FREE 5K!  Yes, you heard right. It’s FREE!  ALL paces are accommodated including walkers!  Want to test your speed, assess where you are with your training, race your buddies, exercise with your whole family or just start running or walking for better health, then come join the Run For […]

Eco-Art Kayak Adventure in East End Lagoon

Sponsored by Artist Boat, this kayak tour is June 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the East End Lagoon of Galveston island. It is $25 per person and is appropriate for children as young as 5 years old. Artist Boat provides inspiration and education through unique coastal experiences. Our lead guides are ACA certified […]

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, […]

Dragonfly Workshop at Jesse H. Jones Park

Join a Citizen Science project to help monitor migratory dragonflies June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park. This event, like all others at the park, is free and open to all ages. Once done, hike the trails or head inside to the Nature Center. Jesse H. Jones Park is […]

Rain – An Art Event at the Houston Cistern

This is the last week for Rain exhibit at The Cisterns. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and co-presented by Buffalo Bayou Partnership. It is located in the Houston Cisterns. Tours run every 30 minutes with a maximum of 40 people per tour. The last day to see this amazing […]

Morning Paddle at Galveston Island State Park

Head to Galveston Island State Park June 21 at 8:00 a.m. for an adult paddling program (ages 13yrs+ and all children must be accompanied by an adult). Reservations are required 48 hours in advance so call [email protected] The program includes a quick instruction, free gear rental, and guided trip with Ranger Lisa into a protected […]