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Bud Hadfield Park, Scenic Disc Golf Course in Cypress TX

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:11 pm   /   Cypress, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts

Bud Hadfield Park is named after Frederick Cordingley “Bud” Hadfield. It is interesting to find out the history of this area, who the park was named after and what is now the focus of this park…that being disc golf. Bud Hadfield was a self-made man. He founded Kwik Copy Printing which became franchised into different […]

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Theis Attaway Park, a Small Nature Center in Tomball, TX

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts, Tomball

Theis Attaway Park is small when it comes to nature centers.  For the fish, birds, squirrels, rabbits and other creatures which reside and/or pass through that four-acre preserve, it is a nice respite from the surrounding housing developments and shopping centers. Finding it was a bit of a challenge.  The easiest way to locate it […]

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McGovern Centennial Gardens | New Haven in Hermann Park

Posted: August 9, 2017 at 12:47 am   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The video below showing McGovern Centennial Gardens gives one a good overall look at the 15 acre newest addition to Hermann Park. There are a total of 445 acres in Hermann Park which is one of Houston’s premier public green spaces. We all benefit from the  philanthropist and benefactor George Hermann who presented 385 acres […]

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Cullen Park with Velodrome, Sports Fields, Trails & More

Posted: July 29, 2017 at 4:26 am   /   Parks & Outdoor

Cullen Park is located in the western regions of Houston.  The 10,500 plus acres of land in this Harris County Precinct 3 park serve two very important purposes. First and foremost the land serves as a flood control project.  Decades ago the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed large earthen dams both north and south […]

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Marmion Park | Houston Heights | Gazebo Photography Site

Posted: July 6, 2017 at 12:43 am   /   Parks & Outdoor

The Houston Heights is such a unique and beautiful neighborhood offering so many different amenities.  My husband and I recently learned more about Marmion Park which is located right along the beautiful Heights Boulevard. According to a bronze plaque affixed to concrete Marmion Park was dedicated May 31st of 1986. Inscribed upon the plaque is […]

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Mandell Park Houston a Neighborhood Urban Harvest Oasis

Posted: June 15, 2017 at 5:13 pm   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor

Mandell Park is an urban oasis consisting of 1.22 acres near the Montrose district of Houston.  The history of how this came into existence is heartening for many reasons. At one time this piece of land was going to be used for one of the many public libraries in the Houston area.  But when another […]

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Cullinan Park in Sugar Land, TX | A Huge Wildlife Haven

Posted: June 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Houston Metro Area, Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor, Sugar Land

Cullinan Park is a vast forested and wetland area consisting of 754 acres.  It is located off of Highway 6 just north of the Sugar Land Regional Airport. My husband and I recently visited there.  The first thing noticed after driving into the park and parking is the small but nice picnic area.  Currently there […]

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Zube Park & Houston Live Steamers Miniature Train Ride!

Posted: May 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm   /   Hockley, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Zube Park (pronounced ‘Zoo-Bee’) is truly special for one reason.  That is the once a month free miniature train ride available for everyone to experience. Pictured above is the entrance to the playground, paved hiking trails and the 6 soccer fields.  Clean restrooms are provided as well as a concession building open for scheduled games.  […]

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Levy Park Photos & Descriptions of Fantastic Houston Playground

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

People living in Houston have the generous philanthropist Leon Levy to thank for his generosity in donating land to the City of Houston for what is now the amazing and fantastic Levy Park named in his honor.  The park is slightly less than 6 acres in size. Locals who live in the area remember when […]

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Oyster Creek Park | Combining Spectacular Beauty & Art

Posted: April 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures, Sugar Land

Sugar Land, Texas is the location where people can find the beautiful Oyster Creek Park.  My husband and I recently visited this wonderful urban park and loved every minute we spent there. From the Highway 6 parking lot there is a nice restroom facility with water fountain. Entering the main part of the park one […]

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Burroughs Park | Fabulous 320 Acre Park in Tomball, TX

Posted: March 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts, Tomball

Burroughs Park is a fabulous large Harris County park within Precinct 4.  My husband and I recently explored this 320 acre park in the latter part of February on one of the few cooler days that we have had this winter in the Houston metro area.  We actually got to don jackets for our outdoor […]

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Bayou Bend Gardens | Former Home of Ima Hogg…now MFAH

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm   /   Activities and Attractions, Museums, Parks & Outdoor

Bayou Bend Gardens Bayou Bend is now a part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and can be toured year round. However, if one is seeking attractions in Houston and happen to be here in the springtime when the Azalea Trail is being conducted, be sure to visit this grand dame of locations. Be […]

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Listening Vessels | Houston Discovery Green Park

Posted: February 15, 2017 at 12:07 am   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Listening Vessels found in downtown Houston’s Discovery Green Park are amazing!  The two concave interiors of these stone sculptures are situated 70 feet apart and face one another.  A person can sit in each one of these sculptures and whisper to one another and be clearly heard. The concave interiors concentrate sound waves which […]

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Bane Park | Fishing & Many Other Amenities to Enjoy!

Posted: February 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Bane Park is one of the Houston, Texas parks located in Harris County Precinct 4.  Any park containing a lake always grabs my attention!  My paternal grandmother lived on a sizable lake in Okauchee, Wisconsin.  My family got to swim there in the summers and ice skate during the winters.  It is a fond memory […]

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Spectacular Monument au Fantôme by Jean Dubuffet

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 10:58 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Monument au Fantôme is the name given to this spectacular eye catching sculpture created by the artist Jean Dubuffet.  In 1983 it was installed at 1100 Louisiana in downtown Houston.  Since 2008 this arresting monumental sculpture has been relocated across from the George R. Brown Convention Center in Discovery Green Park. Countless numbers of people […]

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Wonderful Goforth Park on Horsepen Creek in Cypress, TX

Posted: December 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm   /   Cypress, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth Park on Horsepen Creek is the official name of this 188 acre park located in Cypress, Texas.  The original name was Horsepen Creek Park. Deputy Darren Goforth  was a ten year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff Department. Sadly, one day while refueling his department vehicle at a nearby Chevron […]

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Pictures of Fabulous Bear Creek Park in Harris Co, TX

Posted: November 20, 2016 at 10:59 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Bear Creek Pioneers Park Commonly just called Bear Creek Park, this huge and marvelous multi use park is actually carved out of a portion of what is called the Addicks Reservoir.  It is federally owned land. Prior to the 1940s when the Army Corps of Engineers constructed the earthen dam creating Addicks Reservoir, areas towards […]

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“True South” Sculpture Exhibition on Heights Boulevard

Posted: November 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

“True South” was the name of the second annual sculpture exhibition in the Houston Heights.  It followed the first exhibit called “True North” which was a monumental success.  “Houston Chronicle named it one of Houston’s most popular public art exhibits.” Heights Boulevard which is a wide esplanade running north to south in the Heights for […]

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Cypress Top Historic Park offers a Step Back in Time

Posted: November 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm   /   Cypress, Historic Sites, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Cypress Top Historic Park This is a small urban park in Cypress consisting of only 2.4 acres.  It is located right off of busy Hempstead Road. The even busier Highway 290 is literally a stone’s throw away.  We have passed this little park many times without realizing its significance. Were it not for the generosity […]

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Bagby Park…a Jewel in the Midtown District of Houston

Posted: October 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Bagby Park The Midtown district of Houston is fortunate to have this small but multi-use jewel of a park within its midst.  Nearby residents are surely happy to to be able to utilize the various amenities offered within Bagby Park. Midtown is located just southwest of downtown Houston. Over the years the complexion of the […]

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