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Parks and nature in Houston

Top parks

Park
“This park is unique to our city, and has a few Instagram worthy spots to check out! Check out their calendar for rotating events - depending on the season, they typically range from art installations, canoeing, attending movie nights, and practicing at the putting green. 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010”
  • 227 locals recommend
Train
“Enjoy the great outdoors with a golf course, Japanese garden, a natural science museum and a kiddie train. ”
  • 140 locals recommend
Park
“I could go on & on. It is definitely a MUST-DO. city bikes, dog park, skate park, walking/ running trails, bike trails, beautiful pedestrian bridges with views, water works, Waugh bridge bat colony, etc”
  • 154 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy a convenient walk to the waterfall. Great photo opportunity. Pack a light picnic and enjoy a stroll. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Interact with fossils of wildlife, learn about plants and the explore nature in its entirety.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Public Art
“Get out of the heat and visit the underground cistern. It's dark and damp and occasionally hosts light performances. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Park
“Nestled in Houston's Historic District, Market Square Park actually sits on the site of the original City Hall (and the three iterations that followed), providing a place for entertainment, dining, public art and—yes—green space. The goal? Create an increased sense of community for downtown's businesses and its growing number of residents. A large central lawn dominates the park, which is bordered by Congress, Travis, Preston and Milam streets.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful Park and an Awesome place to Ride Bikes or Hike the Trails along the Scenic Buffalo Bayou”
  • 34 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“My favorite place to play basketball and just chill with some friends and a picnic basket. Beautiful park extremely close by and nestled within the city. There's a great view of the skyline from here!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Gym
  • 3 locals recommend
Playground
“Close park with first come first serve tennis and bball courts. Play equipment for kids or plenty of benches for picnics.”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Botanical Garden
“Interact with fossils of wildlife, learn about plants and the explore nature in its entirety.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful Park and an Awesome place to Ride Bikes or Hike the Trails along the Scenic Buffalo Bayou”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“Less than half a mile away. Great place to exercise. Trails winding through downtown, the Heights, and other cool areas. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Trail
“Great for walking or going on a run/bike ride. Beautiful skyline views and nature/parks.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“perfect for your Instagram selfie. Get a spectacular view of our Houston skyline”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“You can access the Bayou trails from the heights walking path although easier to park along Allen Parkway and hop on the trail. Trail winds through recently renovated landscape with a dog park. Tree lined paths for bikers, runners and walkers all along the Buffalo Bayou.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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