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“Nice!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hermann Park

Hermann Park
6201-A Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
713-524-5876
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Ranked #15 of 174 Attractions in Houston
Type: Parks, Golf Courses
Activities: Running, Golfing
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Owner description: The first public park in Houston provides a wooded site with picnic areas, running trails, lots of on-leash dog walking areas, the Houston Zoological Gardens, a public golf course and an outdoor theater featuring plays and live music.
Austin, Texas
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“Nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Nice park in the Museum District, right by Rice University campus and Museum of Natural Sciences. The park is relatively quiet on the weekend we visited (second week of September 2013). It has a small lake like in the center and several water features for children, including a mini train running around the peremeter of the park. The grass is green, well cut and of decent quality. There is also a wide walk trail around the park, of about 3 mile long. The width is interesting for a city trail, with crusted granite, as it is really wide - of at least 15 to 20 feet wide. But there is not many trees along the trail itself, therefore if you'd like to walk or run under the shade, the Rice University trail across the street is much more appealing, though much narrower (about 5-6 feet across) , unless you'd want to do both trails!

Visited September 2013
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“Fun with Caution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This park has a wonderful picnic ground and outdoor garden that is great to peruse in the evenings. However, beware of the homeless population there. Unfortunately, on more than one occasion, my students have witness inappropriate scenarios. In addition, the water sprinklers can be dangerous with so many children playing on slippery, wet concrete. Beware!

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Nice Park, Always packed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Hermann park is a nice place. We went there to kill some time and fed the ducks before we went to the Zoo. Tons of people everytime we go...not the park to go to if you're trying to unwind....more along the lines of a place for kids

Visited February 2013
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“Never disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I love to pack a picnic and come to Hermann Park on the weekends. We typically relax near the reflection pond and there are plenty of perfect spots under the huge trees to throw down a blanket and get comfortable. It's so nice to people watch and enjoy nature. We always bring a couple of things to do (Frisbee, football, dominoes, etc.) and spend a couple of hours out there. The Miller Outdoor Theater is extremely close and there is always something going on and it's typically a free event. Sometimes the parking lots fill up so try to get there a little early (we normally park by the gardens) and if that is full there is always the parking garage connected to the Museum of Natural Science. Whenever we are out there we always notice a few homeless people but never enough to feel uncomfortable and there are plenty of families nearby so I suppose everyone else feels comfortable as well. There are a bunch of things to do nearby (zoo, golf, museums, outdoor theater) and within walking distance. Bring a camera because there are lots of nice spots to snap photos. Great spot to visit for both locals and visitors!

Visited September 2013
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“Favorite spot in Houston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Hermann Park has quickly become my favorite spot in Houston. Great place for picnics, workouts and free shows at the Miller Outdoor Theater!

Visited September 2013
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