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“Very Good Park”

Alexander Deussen Park
Ranked #131 of 298 things to do in Houston
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Houston
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Very Good Park”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We bike at this park weekly and I would say this is a Very good park.

Pros: It is very clean. It has 10 large covered pavilions that require reservations as well as 6 additional large covered pavilions that do not require reservations, they are on a first-come-first-served basis (all pavilion sites have grills and electrical plugs). There are 13 small picnic areas, some with grills, that do not require reservations. There are several playground areas for children to play in as well as a couple of multipurpose fields for baseball, kickball, soccer, or football. Plenty of jogging trails that we use as biking trails. It is located on the south portion of Lake Houston. There are three boat ramps for boating, water skiing, and jet skiing. We saw many people fishing off the boardwalk deck (not sure if fishing license is required). The park also gas a small duck pond and fishing pond. For dog lovers, this park has a dog park. Plenty of field space for throwing a frisbee or flying a kite. The main plus for us using this park is that there is a Sheriff's Office in the park, which gives us peace of mind. Hours of operation for summer 6 am - 9 pm / winter hours 6 am - 7 pm.

Cons: None.

Opinions and Recommendations: This park is definitely the, to-go-park for family reunions, outside parties, family picnics, or for exercising or boating activities. There are many things to do and it will fit everyone's needs, even your dog if you have one. Out of all the parks in Houston, I would say that this park is probably the one with the most amenities. I would definitely recommend that you visit this park. I would also recommend that you visit the website for directions, rules, and regulations, in regards to alcoholic beverages, boating, fishing, or pavillion rental. http://hcp1.net/Parks/AlexanderDeussen.aspx for

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Houston, Texas
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“Nature, Fishing, Play, and Boating on Lake Houston's South Shore”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

On the south shores of Lake Houston lies Alexander Duessen Park, a large park popular for gatherings, fishing, and boating enthusiasts. The park is about 15 miles northeast of downtown Houston and is very close to the Sam Houston Tollway for easy and efficient access.

This park is very popular for meetups and this is evident to anyone who visits. Large, covered shelters in varying sizes are found throughout the park and can be rented for an afternoon. Visit on a Saturday and there is a good chance you will find most every shelter occupied. The largest shelter of all is right next to the lake and even features an adjacent kitchen with refrigerator and stove so that food and drink can be prepared and served.

Alexander Duessen Park is a nice, clean park and I was impressed by the number of trash cans and other efforts to keep the park looking nice. With other parks, there are too few places to dispose waste and this often leads to littering. At this park, there is an abundance of trash cans- not just next to the shelters but next to most every picnic table, playground, etc. They also have separate receptacles to dump your used charcoal. It’s nice to see such effort in keeping the area natural and clean and it does make a difference.

Alexander Duessen Park has several play areas for the kiddos and lots of trees and walking trails. You need to be careful where you step, especially following rainfall, because there could be a layer of open water in tall grasses that isn’t visible at first but will become known once you step. I noticed that some of the grassy areas are cut low while other areas have taller, uncut grass. It makes for a more natural look, but you still need to watch your step.

With its cleanliness, large picnic shelters, play areas, walking trails, and views of Lake Houston, Alexander Duessen Park is a nice place for a family afternoon of nature and fun. It’s not far from the city but it offers a welcome respite from the concrete jungle. Give it a try and enjoy the benefits of nature close to the big city.

Visited July 2014
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“Family Reunion in the Park”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

On May 3, 2014, we had our family reunion at Duessen Park. I hadn't been to the park since the 70's and it looks great. We had the rental shelter #11, it was clean and the restrooms were close by.

Visited May 2014
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