Plant Texas Natives at Jesse H. Jones Park

Join Jesse H. Jones Park staff and volunteers to help restore native habitats in the park. The event is December 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 and reservations are required. Volunteers will assist with planting native plants and sowing seeds to help restore and enhance some of the unique habitats in Jones Park. Wear closed-toe shoes.

Hike J. J. Mays Wildlife Trace

For a unique hike east of Houston head to the J. J. Mays wildlife Trace located on the banks of the Trinity River. There is a 4.8 mile out-and-back trail that follows along the river with boardwalks and some paved sections with wheelchair access. The trace is named after Joshua Jackson Mayes who owned one […]

Camp in a City Park

Visit one of the best parks in the Houston Parks family, Lake Houston Wilderness Park at 25840 Fm 1485 in New Caney. The park encompasses 4,786.6 acres of wooded parkland, approximately 30 minutes north of downtown Houston off of Highway 59 near the town of New Caney. Once a state park, the park was taken […]

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, December 15 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 […]

Bird Walk at Sheldon Lake State Park

Search the trails at Sheldon Lake State Park for some of the amazing birds of Texas December 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair! Everyone is welcome on this 2-mile walk and is for beginners through advanced birders. You will be searching for some of Sheldon Lake State Park’s resident bird species as well as […]

Memorial Park 101: Nature Trails

As a part of the Memorial Park 101 series, Nature Trails 101 will give you an inside look at Memorial Park’s natural and surface trails. Take a one-mile hike December 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with Memorial Park Conservancy staff and friends at sunset and learn more about Memorial Park trails before your next […]

Eco-Art Kayak Adventure in East End Lagoon

Sponsored by Artist Boat, this kayak tour is December 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the East End Lagoon of Galveston island. It is $50 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 […]

Geocaching 101 at Galveston Island State Park

Please join Galveston Island State Park for a special program at the Nature Center December 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., where you’ll use GPS units, learn about low-cost alternatives, and ways to get kids excited about the outdoors. Before you can join the group: Park entry fee paid before trip. All children must […]

Hike Galveston Island State Park

This weeks hike is to go to the bay side of Galveston Island State Park and hike the many trails and loops. There are suggested trails on the Galveston Island State Park map but I have listed all the loops and trails below. Freshwater Pond Loop .68 Freshwater Pond .25 Duck Lake .19 Prairie Trail […]

Arts in the Parks at Sheldon Lake State Park

‘Get to know’ your park by joining the Sheldon Lake State Park staff at the Pond Center for our weekly craft-ernoon on December 8 at 11:00 a.m.! They will provide all the materials for this fun, recycled craft! All ages are welcome! Arts in the Parks is a nationwide art competition where you can submit […]