Mercer Arboretum Turns 40 This Year

To help celebrate their 40th birthday, Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens is conducting a series of lectures this year called the The Mercer and Houston Museum of Natural Science Distinguished Lecture Series. All lectures are held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and two of those lectures are this week – September 4 from […]

Ida Gaye Gardens in North Houston

Created as a senior-friendly property, the Ida Gaye Gardens is located adjacent to a senior living center. This does not mean you have to be a certain age to enjoy the Gardens. It is a 3.2-acre park located at Langwick Drive and West Hardy Toll Road, which features lush landscaping, raised planters and community plots […]

Transported + Renewed Kicks Off

The Houston Arts Alliance is celebrating Houston’s love affair with movement and transformation with a program called Transported + Renewed. To be held from September 1 to November 30, this event consists of a mix of art projects that will celebrate the city’s historic transport hub – Houston’s East End, which includes Buffalo Bayou and the […]

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 […]