Tap to Read ➤

8 Pretty Parks in Houston, Texas

Aishwarya Swamy Jul 12, 2021

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Parks have been our childhood happy places and our love for them can never be outgrown.
They will make you forget the hustle bustle of the busy city life as you seek refuge in their scenic beauty.
Here are Houston’s best parks you must visit !
The park provides beautiful views of the downtown Houston skyline.
1. Buffalo Bayou Park
It features running and biking trails, fountains, a play area for kids, and remarkable art sculptures like “Tolerance” by Jaume Plensa.
The riverside near Waugh Bridge is a famous spot of the park for being Houston’s largest bat colony, where, at sunset, over 200,000 bats fill up the sky.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

The Buffalo Bayou Park also has a 35,000 square feet designed facility for skaters, known as, the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark.
Mason Park is situated along Brays Bayou, a flood control project that gives an insight into how park systems can make cities a better place to live.
2. Mason Park

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

The park is a great place for bird watching, has a waterfront greenway trail, and ponds.
This park offers various sport centric amenities and has six tennis courts, baseball and football fields, a swimming pool and a disc golf course.
3. George Bush Park
This 7,800-acre park named after the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, is a recreational paradise.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

It offers archery, rock climbing, hiking and biking trails, three picnic pavilions, baseball fields, playgrounds, a shooting range, a dog park, a model airplane flying field.
This park has a performance stage, interactive water features, and various community programs.
4. Discovery Green

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Kinder Lake, lined with native wetland plants offers kayaking and boating. And, Jones Lawn, offers stunning views of the skyline.
The Park’s beautiful artwork consists of various sculptures, of which is the Monument au Fantóme, who’s estimated value is $1 Million.
The park is famous for its giant Sam Houston statue.
5. Hermann Park
Hermann Park is home to the Houston Zoo, and the Miller Outdoor Theater, a free performing-arts venue.
It has a Japanese Garden, a golf course, a historic railroad, and, The McGovern Lake, where fishing enthusiasts can catch Bass and Catfish.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

This vibrant garden is an artistic destination with an Amphitheater, Sculptures, and the Marilyn Oshman Meditation Garden.
6. Smither Park
It has a memory wall adorned with mosaic work created out of recycled and found materials.
The beautiful park of downtown Houston, gives the vibe of an architectural encyclopedia. You can take a guided tour of the Kellum-Noble House, the oldest brick dwelling of Houston.
7. Sam Houston Park
The Old Place is a cabin replica where early settlers of Texas would have lived.
St. John’s Church displays the Swiss and German influences of Houston.
This park has over 40 official park activities including croquet, golf, swimming, sand volleyball, flag football, mountain biking.
8. Memorial Park
It has an arboretum, a botanical garden, with picnic tables on hire throughout the year.