Hermann Park
Hermann Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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.
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD701 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Very low key, family friendly. As the crowd thins later in the evening you can stroll about alone and take paths to nowhere - the space is not large enough that you'd ever get lost. Main fountain/lake provides vidual interest, and if you bring a book, there's enough light to ready by sitting on some of the benches - huge plus for me.
Written June 20, 2020
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mojomo
Texas6,461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
First time walking around in Hermann park since Covid began in the spring. It was crowded!

We brought take out from Local Foods in the Rice Village. The parking was packed around the zoo, so we went to the parking across the street near McGovern Centennial Gardens.

We walked across and found a socially distanced picnic table near Miller Outdoor Theater. The Hill was taped off, I guess to prevent congregating there.

Mixed amounts of people with masks on and off. The bad news was the crowd, but the good news is, the park and open spaces are large enough that you can choose how close you get to people. Walk off the pathways if you need to.

Avoid the restrooms if they are overly crowded.

The one near the train boarding is always cavernous, even pre-Covid. Why in the world it is not double the size and more open aired at the top of the walls is beyond me. Very poorly planned.

The ones at Miller are large, but as one lady remarked when we went in: “Nasty!”

McGovern Centennial Garden ones are mid-size and today anyway, were cleaner.

Sorry, not to dwell on the restrooms, but they were a concern w/Covid.

We popped into the Japanese Garden. A few azaleas in bloom already. Otherwise looking wintry. Some small bridges in need of repair.

We enjoyed walking around Hermann Park on a balmy Texas day at the end of this pretty awful year. Felt good to be out.

Here’s hoping we can enjoy it more freely and without worries in 2021.
Written December 28, 2020
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Chris R
Alpine, TX71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
This was a great place to walk around and see the plants and sights while my wife was recovering at the Medical Center. We would visit periodically to walk around the water feature and visit the various gardens. The Japanese garden was a nice blend of oriental influences with Houston compatible plants.
Written March 19, 2021
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Robo C
Houston, TX106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Looking for a leisurely place to walk, have a picnic, or just have round of golf? Look no further... Hermann Park has it all. There is also a great little restaurant by the Zoo Entrance it's $$ rated, I ate for $7.50 and it was GOOD !
Written January 7, 2020
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Chrisinkingwood2
Houston, TX5,694 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is one of Houston's best inner city parks located between the Medical Center and the Museum District. I was at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and arrived before it opened so after parking I just walked around the park. The park has a small train that kids can ride on as it loops around the park and Miller Outdoor Theater is great for outdoor concerts and the annual July 4th fireworks display.
Written August 19, 2022
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Emil F
Bulverde, TX885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We went for a walk in this most beautiful of spaces and felt so happy and romantic. We were so impressed by the use of the space and the amazing diversity of the venue. The water features were so calming and tranquil. Just being in this park was like being in a beautiful place filled with love.
Written February 23, 2020
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soccermom101
central kentucky162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We spent two days wandering around the park & were amazed at how well it is kept & how even in the midst of a city as large as Houston, we could find quiet spots & enjoy wildlife watching. Don't get me wrong, it gets CROWDED. But the people are polite, everything is squeaky clean, and it's just a beautiful beautiful park. We hope to return in warmer weather to see it when everythign is green....
Written February 27, 2024
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njgramps
NJ334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
A large open space with many variations on the heart of the city. It was refreshing to be able to walk around the park an enjoy the greenery. The Japanese garden was lovely but it closed too early and we were shunted out 15 minutes before closing time so we did get to experience as much of it as we would have liked. The pond was very plural with birds Adn people alike. There is a train that goes thu the park but we didn't figure out where one could buy tickets.

There is plenty of free parking
Written February 16, 2022
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zachattack01
Brampton, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I was really impressed with this park and it’s size and design. It reminded me of the parks in Washington DC along with the Washington monument. There is a golf course, zoo, theater, and lake. It does get very cold since you’re right by water so would recommend bringing a jacket or hoodie . Amongst the nicest parks I’ve seen in the states
Written January 17, 2024
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PamC54
Nashville, TN945 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
This is a spacious and well designed park with a lovely rose garden. We were there in April 2021 after a hard freeze had compromised many plants and trees. The foliage was not too happy but the stroll through the park was nice. We saw a ‘tourist’ train running around the park but didn’t ride since we were all adults.
Written June 7, 2021
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