Memorial Park Picnic Rentals and Croquet Courts

Enjoy Memorial Park’s wooded picnic areas all summer long! Starting this summer, Memorial Park Conservancy will offer free picnic rentals for families. Groups of 30 people or fewer may now make reservations at no charge for one of our 8 family-size picnic areas. Reserve your picnic table here! Start planning your croquet outing today! Beginning […]

Surfing Lessons at Surfside

The Bayou City Adventures Surfing Classes are fun for all ages and skill levels. If you have ever wanted to learn how to surf, now is the perfect opportunity to learn from certified instructors right here on our local beaches. The surf classes are great for individuals or groups. Head to Ocean Village Hotel at […]

Build-A-Gator Family Workshop at Huntsville State Park

Join Ranger Pick June 23 at 12:00 noon as he, and volunteers from the audience, work on figuring out what exactly it would take to build a live alligator. This fun, and hands-on program at Huntsville State Park discusses some of the myths and legends about alligators, as well as fun gator facts, and turning […]

Yoga and Zumba at Levy Park

Levy Park may be the newest park to open in Houston but they have already set up numerous classes to get you moving and outdoors. They currently have Zumba, hula hooping, Tai Chi, and yoga. Come enjoy a yoga class Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and if you are really feeling up to it, Zumba at 11:00 […]

Kayaking in Sugar Land

Come on down to Sugar Land Memorial Park to rent a kayak for just $10 per person for 30 minutes June 16. Explore the lake and all the amazing wildlife living in the area. You can even go fishing from the kayaks. All of this provided by Bayou City Adventures, who also rent kayaks and paddle board […]

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 […]

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 […]

Volunteer at Buffalo Bayou Park

Houstonians, ages 9 and up, are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for community-wide volunteer days at Buffalo Bayou Park happening the third Saturday of each month. Come Meet at the Water Works, 105 Sabine Street, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to help keep Buffalo Bayou Park one of the best parks in the country. Whether […]

Butterfly Gardening – Mercer Botanic Garden

“If you plant it, they will come.” Make your backyard a haven for pollinators including butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Presented by Nancy Greig, director emeritus of the Cockrell Butterfly Center, this class is June 13 at 12:00 p.m. at Mercer Botanic Garden.

Ecology Walking Tour at Buffalo Bayou Park

Enjoy a free walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem. Park in City Lot H before walking to The Water Works. The tour is June 16 from 10:30 a.m. […]