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Cockrell Butterfly Center
#1 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
This place is awesome when the butterflies are hatching and flying all around.... great place for kids.... when they are young and still in awe of nature.
It was an ideal place for a birthday party, and the adults at the park also seemed to really enjoy the butterflies and the gardens.
Hermann Park
#2 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Herman park is a beautiful city park it was founded in 1914 so it's over 100 yrs old and it's just awesome - it's a great place to relax and chill with friends and family Miller outdoor theater offers all types of...
Trails, lakes, fountains, sculptures, monuments, exercise stations, access to the zoo and museum, and so much more make Hermann Park a fantastic place to spend the afternoon or your Saturday with the family.
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McGovern Centennial Gardens
#3 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
This new park is a beautiful new development right next to the Museum of Natural Science that fits an amazingly diverse garden in a relatively small area.This is an ideal spot for picnics and events and will likel...
Beautiful, lush greenery complemented by sculptures, footpaths, a waterfall and other nature-oriented displays.
Houston Zoo
#4 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Hermann Park is adjacent to the zoo which enhances the setting and offers more activities and awesome scenery, which makes for a perfect day of fun and relaxation!
It's located in the heart of the city near the world class and famous Medical Center and museums and an Miller outdoor theater and this zoo sits inside of Herman Park and golf.
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Buffalo Bayou Park
#5 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
My friend and I love hiking so this park was perfect for everything we wanted to do....its huge, you can rent out bikes, there's a restaurant located in the mist of the park and the skyline views and ponds are bea...
The Buffalo Bayou park cannot be beat to get outdoors in the heart of Houston and enjoy nature via walking, biking, picnicking, etc.
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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
#6 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
It’s a cool place to soak up nature and history here in the Houston River Oaks neighborhood.
We were able to park very close to the venue for $10.00.
Memorial Park
#7 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
... driving range, sports fields, an excellent but busy jogging trail, picnic areas, restaurants, wooded areas and adjacency to the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, with its own interesting trails and building.
This park has great jogging and hiking trails, an arboretum, a burger place at the golf center, a Smoothie King inside the tennis center, a swim center, running center (with showers), volleyball courts, baseball d...
Discovery Green
#8 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Gorgeous trees, a playscape, big outdoor art, a large pond, lovely walkways, a few restaurants, a run-through water feature and a fenced dog play area provide some much-needed nature and recreation in downtown Hou...
The park offers such unique views of Downtown Houston, and is really the hub for the various spokes reaching out to Houston mainstays including the Convention Center, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park and House of B...
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Water Wall
#9 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
It is a very peaceful and quiet park, since the park rules prohibit flying kites, skateboarding, bike riding and all sports, including football, baseball soccer and frisbee.
Wonderful open air park Great place for a picnic Lovely place to cool off when the heat is too much Just perfect
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
#10 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is a great stop if you are in Houston and need a mini-retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you are looking for a unique venue to hold your wedding, I would highly recommend the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.
Cypress Trails
#11 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
I would highly recommend it anybody who is an animal lovers and wants to spend a serene day amongst nature..
A Lovely way to Spend in Nature
Theatre Under The Stars
#12 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
It is easy to park and the ushers are wonderful.
Smither Park
#13 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
This little park is amazing, creative, inspirational and a delight to the artistic and whimsical side of each of us.
He was kind enough to take a few minutes and tell me the history of the park - it was a wonderful sit down tour if you will - I would go back in a heartbeat!!
Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
#14 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Cullen Sculpture Park
Art in a park
Sam Houston Park
#15 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Thanks to the information signboards and the restored heritage buildings, I could appreciate the history of the city and the historical significance of the park.
My favorite is the St. John's Church, still a functioning ministry right in the heart of the park.
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Downtown Aquarium
#16 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
The small water park and rides are conveniently located at the center so it's easy access to the food, gift shops, etc. Perfect family spot, I highly recommend visiting!
Went with my wife and 18 months old baby We all had a great time and it was very enriching and fun There is a very nice restaurant inside, as well as a mini amusement park
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Levy Park
#17 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
There are curved benches half circling trees, tables and chairs for both adults and children, regular park benches and of course a lot of green space to plant a picnic mat on.
Wonderful and Unique Park
Hermann Park's Japanese Garden
#18 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
We headed over to the park after lunch in the Rice Village and despite the huge crowds for the Japanese festival, we managed to make our way into the Zoo parking and found a magical parking spot (I cannot reveal m...
You feel truly transported out of the busy city into the heart on Mother Nature at her finest..
Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
#19 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Instead park in the nearby Williams tower and it is short walk.
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Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
#20 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Nice place to be in contact with the wildlife, nature study and of course take a lot of pictures ... thanks Hannah ;-)
Terry Hershey Park
#21 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
This rambling park along Buffalo Bayou is a great place to escape the nose and bustle of West Houston and get some good exercise.
One entrance is on beltway 8 at approximately 290 Beltway 8 W. It’s a great park for running, biking and walking in nature
Alexander Deussen Park
#22 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
East End Park
#23 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Love East End Park
Bear Creek Pioneers Park
#24 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
The park is always busy on weekends with families, parties, soccer games, and cemented walking trails.
Lucky Land Houston
#25 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
It is a small park but it kept our eyes busy and happy.
White Oak Bayou Trail
#26 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
We parked at TC Jester Park on a Saturday morning, rode toward downtown, and then joined up with some of the other trails (Heights and Buffalo Bayou that runs between Allen Parkway and Memorial).
Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
#27 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Johnny Steele Dog Park
#28 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
This park offers a big pool for dogs (big dogs/or well trained small dogs) and a big safe place for your dog to run and play with others.
All-around good park with everything you need.
Houston Audubon
#29 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
Sesquicentennial Park
#30 of 51 Nature & Parks in Houston
We were passing through Houston and ended up in surface streets when we came upon the George Bush Monument in Sesquicentennial Park.
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