Tag Archives | Parks in Houston

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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Hike the Trails in Timberlane

In North Houston each of I-45 and just north of Mercer Arboretum is Timberlane where numerous trails and parks have been created by the Timberlane Utility District. This waterboard group has created one of the best examples of living in nature in an older neighborhood in the area. The parks and facilities include: Timber Lane […]

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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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Buffalo Bend Nature Park to Open February 10

Buffalo Bend Nature Park is set to open February 10 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located at 2300 S/Sgt. Marcario Garcia Dr., this unique park is just 4 miles east of Downtown Houston. The 10-acre park, located near the Port of Houston Turning Basin, features wetland ponds, hike and bike trails, native plantings, interpretive signage¬†and […]

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Memorial Park Master Plan

The groundbreaking of Eastern Glades, the inaugural project of the Memorial Park Master Plan, took place on Monday, December 7, 2015. The 113-acre area located north of Memorial Drive between Memorial Park Golf Course and Crestwood subdivision will create a passive recreation area surrounded by restored savannah and pine-hardwood forest. The design draws upon the […]

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Buffalo Bayou Partnership Helping to Develop Outdoor Space

Buffalo Bayou Partnership is joining a group of Fifth Ward organizations in a service learning program known as Community Bridges. Through an academic course and active fieldwork sponsored by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Community Bridges Fellows develop and implement Fifth Ward neighborhood projects to address social inequality, poverty and socioeconomic mobility. As part […]

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Cypress Creek Greenway Adding Trails

The Cypress Creek Greenway Coalition is adding miles and miles of trails as they attempt to create a 40-mile stretch from just west of 290 to the Spring Creek Greenway in the east. Check out the details in the Houston Chronicle Article by Lindsay Peyton. Houston Chronicle

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Help Houston Parks

Everyone is invited to attend a Mayoral Forum addressing important issues around parks, greenspace and access facing the next Mayor. All Houstonians interested in parks, bikes and waterways are encouraged to attend. The meeting is Thursday, October 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive. This is […]

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Bayou Greenway Day Highlighted Bayou Recreation

Last Saturday was the first annual Bayou Greenway Day and it was a great event to highlight what the bayous of Houston have to offer in the way of recreation and wildlife viewing. Kathrine Driessen of the Houston Chronicle has a very informative article online. She highlights the benefits of the bayous and goes into […]

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Dallas Looks to Houston for Parks Development

The Dallas Morning News recently published an article titled “What Dallas Can Learn from Houston’s Buffalo Bayou for the Trinity River Project“. Check it out to see how Buffalo Bayou Partnership (one of Get Out Here Houston’s partners) has accomplished a feat that other cities (Dallas) find almost impossible to do. The following paragraph sets […]

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