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Memorial Park

Address: 6501 Memorial Drive, P.O. Box 131024, Houston, TX 77001 (Washington Ave./ Memorial Park)
Phone Number: 713-845-1000
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Ranked #19 of 146 Activities in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running, Biking, Golfing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Popular among bikers, hikers, roller bladers, ball players and spoiled dogs (on leashes, please!).
Attraction details
Type: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running, Biking, Golfing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Popular among bikers, hikers, roller bladers, ball players and spoiled dogs (on leashes, please!).

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Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have relocated to Panama and SO miss Memorial Park. I was able to run recently while back at home. I have always enjoyed running the loop. I have played softball there and had several social activities as well.

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Memorial park close to the Galleria area, has a nice jogging path that seems to have everyone jogging during the nice evenings in this area.

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Portland, Maine
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245 attraction reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Memorial is a sprawling 1,502-acre (607.8 ha.) city park located on Memorial Drive and near I-10 and the I-610 Loop. It commemorates World War I soldiers. The park offers an exceptionally big place to jog, hike, bike, picnic, look for wildlife, and watch passersby. It has facilities for tennis, golf, baseball, croquet, sand volleyball, plus 6 miles (9.6 km) of... More 

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217 reviews 217 reviews
55 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is huge and lightly developed into some facilities but primarily a running area. Had tons of trees lost during the drought.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This park is simply gorgeous!!! When I am on the train heading downtown can see the community there. There is walking, bike riding, rides for the kids. There is so much there. You simply have to experience it for yourself.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The park is so large and has picnic tables scattered throughout. Some places are limited on parking so public transit can be a better solution. Almost every weekend except the middle of "winter" there is some large event going on, mostly related to outdoor sports and exercise. The Bayou Art Festival happens in March which brings in artists from all... More 

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Memorial Park is what you picture when you think of a busy park. Runners, bikers, tennis players, and even croquet players will love Memorial Park.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The drought in Texas took its toll on this magnificient gift to Houston, but it needs updating and unless you are into dirt trails and noisy traffic - go somewhere else.

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love to go the Memorial park for their golf course, cheep for a course in Houston, the jogging trail is ok, could use a little topping as it gets muddy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The trail for jogging and walking is a solid 3 mile trek. The trail is not paved so you have to be very careful not trip over any exposed tree roots otherwise a pretty nice trail. At night it can be difficult to find parking and the trails are packed with runners and joggers. For the most part the trail... More 

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