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Memorial Park

6501 Memorial Drive, P.O. Box 131024, Houston, TX 77001 (Washington Ave./ Memorial Park)
713-845-1000
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As featured in Houston on a budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #23 of 174 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Golf Courses
Activities: Running, Biking, Golfing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Memorial Park is a sprawling park nestled within a wooded majestic metropolis.  Enjoy miles of walking or jogging with friendly Houstonians.  You... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

So many improvements!!! Old/dead trees removed pretty much from the severe drought. Lots of young trees planted...chosen for their drought resistance. Will provide plenty of shade in about 15-20 years. Great, around the park, jogging trail, good looking tennis courts. A neat place to meet all types of people! Very kid and pet friendly. It is hard to imagine that... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great park to see and be seen. Anyone who is anyone in Houston comes and goes to Memorial Park. You may see anyone there. Maybe a future wife that you cannot keep you eyes off of, or the same for a husband. Also great for kids and pets.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This very large park is in the middle of Houston, across 610 and one exit north from the Galleria. It has softball fields, a golf course, a running track, picnic tables and other amenities. It has an arboretum with ponds, walking trails and wildlife. While on the trails, you are less than a mile from the freeway but you would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a great place to bring your kids, dogs or simply walk around and decompress from the daily stress....plenty of parking spaces for free ane clean restrooms all around. Times to go: best times are weekends evening when there's none around...everyone is at the bars drinking......week days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Worst times to go.....weekdays morning between... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

if you want to get a great run this is the place you want to go. located in memorial/galleria area. bring water it does get hot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I love running and this trail makes it so easy for you to want to keep going! I've never felt unsafe and haven't had any bad experiences (I've never been when its dark outside - latest is probably 7:30-8). It doesn't matter what time you go out there you'll find the park pretty full. They have several places with water... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice jogging trails, nice tennis facilities and nice gold course. Very old school. Quiet and scenic, a green space inside a hectic city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This park is ground zero for runners; lots of trails and lots of locals enjoying the green space. Great for people watching too. There is also a dog park. Free parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great jogging trail, golf course, tennis courts, soccer, softball, volleyball, biking, you name it, this is where it's at. Fun people watching and good place to hook up. I'm sure lots of marriages originated at Memorial Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

WOnderful dogs place... for small or big ones! You can clean your dog outside it (and take it clean and fluffy back to the car) after a good afternoon running with fellow dogs and playing in the small lake.

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