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Memorial Park

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Address: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007-7021
Phone Number: 713-845-1000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Popular among bikers, hikers, roller bladers, ball players and spoiled dogs...

Popular among bikers, hikers, roller bladers, ball players and spoiled dogs (on leashes, please!).

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Good old city park

Great running paths and city links golf course. Though you might want to avoid running at night due to the presence of homeless people in the park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tony H
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great running paths and city links golf course. Though you might want to avoid running at night due to the presence of homeless people in the park.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so fortunate to have this amazing park. I love jogging around the 5K track which has crushed gravel (so much better for our knees). It's inspiring to see all the other joggers/runners, and it keeps me going. I don't feel unsafe at all -- I've been running there for years and have never had a bit of trouble.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Memorial Park offers lots of activities (walking, jogging, hiking, biking, tennis, golf, etc.). It is a great place to keep in shape and people watch.

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Thank Barry and Kris H
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most popular spot in Houston to run. There are also other activities you may do....like play in one of the parts, baseball fields or go swimming at the pool. The weight room is minimal fee with no membership required last time I was there.

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Thank _alicesivey
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This amazing park in the near heart of Houston is a treat with unbelievable options. So many people (including me) come for the exercise. But others come to relax, fly a kite, or spend time with friends. There are unlimited things to do including golf, mountain biking, birding, and the nature conservancy. One could spend "forever" here.

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Thank RushingOrchid
Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

You cannot miss the runners as they circle the park on a 3 mile track. There are fitness stations along the way, too. You can play golf here, play tennis or just enjoy nature. Plenty of places to picnic and grills to cook on. (Please clean up before you leave.) A special note for cyclists: Right across the street is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

A nice place for joggers. A medium sized park with some driving ways around it. Take care when you plan to go across the driving ways.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Our visionary city fathers reserved many areas of green space for the city of Houston. Memorial Park and Hermann Park are the largest, but are in excellent company with several dozen other parks throughout the city. Memorial Park extends from the 610 loop West to Crestwood drive on the East, from interstate 10 on the north, to Buffalo Bayou on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Still one of the most popular spots for jogging in Houston, this 3-mile (almost) loop makes for a great place for people spotting and heavy sweating. If you're a tourist visiting town, however, keep in mind that it is only one loop circling a golf course, and surrounded on all sides by medium to heavy traffic, so not exactly Central... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

A great 3 mile loop plus a lot of other trails should you eventually get bored with the loop. It is great 9 months out of the year, dries up quickly after a rain, but a bit steamy in the summer.

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