Monday, April 4, 2011

Best Parks in Houston

Here is a list of a few of the best reviewed parks in Houston: 

Hermann Park: Listed as #1 on many website reviews because it offers everything from the zoo to an outdoor theater, a Japanese garden and a golf course. Visitors can enjoy a picnic under the pines, ride the miniature train, rent paddle boats, or simply stroll about and enjoy the scenery. Plus, Houston Museum of Natural Science is within walking distance, as is the Medical Center. Hermann Park is also home to a children's playground, a lovely reflection pool, and a jogging and exercise trail.

Discovery Green: Great park with a  great sprinkler and waterfall system. There are free concerts going on and you can rent and race remote control boats.

Memorial Park: Memorial Park, a municipal park in Houston, Texas, is one of the largest urban parks in the United States.If you like walking, running or biking this is the park for you.

Houston Arboretum: Is a great place to get away from it all as well as a place to take the kids and educate them on nature.

Jesse H Jones Park & Nature Center:This 275-acre park wraps around portions of Cypress and Spring Creeks and seeks to preserve the terrain as it existed in the days of Native Americans and early settlers. The park includes forest, and holds special educational events every week. In addition, Redbud Hill Homestead and Akokisa Indian Village are set up as an ongoing historical display. A playground is available as well.