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Memorial Park

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Neighborhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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Address: 6501 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77001
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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A fabulous spot for jogging

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nicolas C
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a really good experience for meditation, walking, breathe, relax and enjoy alone or w your couple where you can expend a very good time in houston

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this park for jogging, you can be there at anytime during the day any day of week, path is well conserved since it was resurfaced. Always good vibes around. I love it.

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Thank Lui C
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the drought the park really looked different, lots of lost trees but the city and conservation group has done an excellent job of revitalizing a lot of the landscape. The park is beautiful, lots of space, nice lighted running trail, bike trails, dog friendly and lots of play spaces for little ones. Since they've opened up Buffalo Bayou park... More 

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

Beautiful place for a stroll or jog, even a weekend drive with no traffic downtown. The first time I was here, I had no idea this caliber of park would be in this area. But here it is. Plenty of trails, plenty of people, even on the weekend when the rest of the downtown is dead. If you live near... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My 14 year old grandson is training for a ten day Boy Scout hike in NM mountains, with 50 pound pack. We hiked the trails near the bayou south of Memorial Drive, which give some topographical relief, about as much as is easily available in Houston. We should have had mosquito repellant; the pests were very bad. Trails are color... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This isn't a sculpted park, but if you want to bike, or wish you were in woods and for some reason won't leave town, sure.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a busy busy park. I enjoy walking the paths but there is a lot of bikes, walkers, runners You have to be a little bit careful. Lot's of soccer team runners also. Good amount of picnic areas and places to sit.

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I really enjoyed my trips to Memorial Park. I often come to go jogging around the golf courses, but the trail south of Memorial drive are fun too, and usually not crowded. The gardens in the arboretum are very well kept. This is one of the best outdoor spots in Houston.

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