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Memorial Park

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Neighborhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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Address: 6501 Memorial Drive, P.O. Box 131024, Houston, TX 77001
Phone Number: 713-845-1000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Running, Biking, Golfing
Description: Popular among bikers, hikers, roller bladers, ball players and spoiled...
Popular among bikers, hikers, roller bladers, ball players and spoiled dogs (on leashes, please!).
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Many happy walks

We must walk around Memorial park 3 or 4 times a week. There are always lots of people jogging, running or walking around the trail so you feel it's perfectly safe. The tennis... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We must walk around Memorial park 3 or 4 times a week. There are always lots of people jogging, running or walking around the trail so you feel it's perfectly safe. The tennis courts are plentiful and reasonable priced but some of them are a little worse for wear. The trail is well looked after and currently it is being... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We got mountain bikes and went over to Memorial to try out the trails ! They have so many well kept trails, and I always forget I'm in the city when I go there. It's like a small little forest in the heart of Houston where you can ride your bike and spend the day out! The trails are marked... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The feedback I'm giving is from my military days, when I and the group of US Marines would run thru the park as well, as have FUN. The unit I was assigned to would use this park, very often to keep in shape. This was during the year before 2007.

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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Memorial park is home to a large number of events and activities. There is a golf course with putting greens and practice areas. There are a couple of pools, lots of walking and jogging paths, baseball, softball and the list goes on. It is also home to the Houston Arboretum, which has daily tours and a great museum at the... More 

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Pennsylvania
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

there are lots of spaces to enjoy activities from golf to baseball to walking and jogging. scads of barbequing, mostly hispanic, families, having a wonderful time.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Its big and beautifully landscaped and lots of walking and jogging trails, they have great festivals also in this park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a wonderful place to go in Houston. You can just go walking or just people watch and have a great time. Really beautiful and always a lot of people. Actually going today for art fair. And they have gardens and a equestrian center.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Nice, spacious park with an extremely well-kept 3 mile running/walking path. It's a park, what else do you need to know? It's clean, you can't hear the traffic around you, there are well-maintained restroom facilities and water fountains. The greenery has lost some of its luster due to a drought a few years ago, but it's coming back. A nice... More 

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Leicester
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We use this park for exercise when visiting relatives living in Houston. It gives one a chance for a good blow in a wide open space although best Monday to Thursdays when not quite so busy. Great cycle tracks as well. Currently some of the running/walking track in the main 3 mile area is closed off for repairs but you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This park is like a hidden gym in the middle of concrete jungle that has become Houston. I work in the Galleria area and head to the park for a run so the traffic can die down.

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