Tag Archives | Memorial Park

Art In Parks All Over Houston

Getting outdoors and enjoying great art is what the Art In Parks program is all about. With over 91 pieces of art in 24 parks throughout the Greater Houston area, you can tour the parks looking for each work of art like a scavenger hunt. The easiest way to find the art is to use […]

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Visit the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

One of the hidden gems inside the 610 Loop is the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center located on the western edge of Memorial Park. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart […]

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Memorial Park Spring Break Invasive Hunt

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt, Memorial Park-style. We’re on the hunt for the egg-sized bulbs of the air potato: it’s a fast-growing vine that chokes out our native trees. Earn service hours, challenge your friends, and make your Park a better place over Spring Break! Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. […]

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Future Park Development in Houston

For a good article on the future of Houston parks, see the article in the Houston Chronicle by Molly Glentzer. The link is below. Glentzer outlines how Houston is in the unique position of having a master parks plan due to the number of bayous that wind through Houston connecting neighborhood to neighborhood. Check it […]

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Spring Break is Here for Many

Spring Break is here (well for many kids) and this is the time to introduce them to the outdoors. Take them to Hermann Park, Memorial Park, Jesse H. Jones Park, and the list goes on and on. Have them try paddle boarding at Buffalo Bayou Park or kayaking at the many areas around Houston. To […]

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Memorial Park Kayak Tour on Buffalo Bayou

The Memorial Park and River Oaks Kayak Tour is a fantastic tour for beginners and bird watchers. The tour is roughly 2.5 hours and stretches approximately 5.65 miles from Woodway Memorial Park to Lost Lake. The first tour starts at 9:00 a.m. You will navigate through the beautiful scenery and landscapes of Memorial Park toward […]

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Houston Arboretum & Nature Center to Get Facelift

Memorial Park and Buffalo Bayou Park are not the only inner-loop outdoor spaces to get a facelift in the next few years. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is getting an upgrade thanks to $40 million dollars raised by the Center to build better facilities, new trails and a more native outdoor environment. Check out the […]

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Top 5 Outdoor Things to Do in Houston This Weekend

If you are having difficulty planning your weekend, this list may help. Below are some of the top things to do in the outdoors in Houston this weekend. Most of them have specific events scheduled while others are just suggestions of places to go. Yes, I know it’s hot but so what. Get out anyway. […]

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Beginning Birding Class at Houston Arboretum

If you’ve always wanted to start birding but were a bit hesitant or just not sure how to start, head to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Sunday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a class taught by expert Gary Clark. The class is $40 for Arboretum members and $65 for all […]

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