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Ray Miller Park

Ray Miller Park: A 15-Acre Beauty in West Houston

Posted: November 12, 2018 at 4:46 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts

Ray Miller Park would be an easy one to miss seeing. The address is 1800 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, Texas 77007. My husband and I have ridden past this gem of a small park countless times and never noticed it. One day out of the corner of my eye I happened to see it, and we […]

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Wonderland Sculpture in Evelyn's Park

Evelyn’s Park with Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Tea Party

Posted: September 25, 2018 at 5:13 pm   /   Art & Culture, Bellaire, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts, Sculptures

Wonderland Sculpture in Evelyn’s Park This 24-foot long sculpture created by artist Bridgette Mongeon must be seen to be believed! Seeing all of it may take some time, effort, and dedicated sleuthing on the part of visitors. The reason for this is because, in addition to the large ten-foot table as well as eight to […]

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Little Cypress Creek Preserve: Wildlife Habitat Worth Visiting

Posted: August 29, 2018 at 1:54 pm   /   Cypress, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Natural Oasis in Midst of Urban Development It is refreshing to find patches of land kept from urban development and left in a mostly natural state. This is the case with the 58 acres of the Little Cypress Creek Preserve.  Residential neighborhoods do surround this nature preserve. Unless one is walking along the perimeter of […]

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Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve: Nature Lovers Paradise in the Heart of Houston

Posted: August 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Nature Preserve in the Heart of Houston The Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve in northwest Harris County is a nature lovers delight.  The population of Houston is growing by leaps and bounds.  With that comes new subdivisions and ever-expanding commercial spaces. Recently not far from where we live, my husband and I saw four deer standing together.  They […]

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Shady Lane Park and Importance of Bayous in Houston

Posted: July 9, 2018 at 9:43 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Shady Lane Park is a jewel in the Houston park system.  The name of the park gives no hint as to what is found there.  Yes there are trees, so obviously there is shade if visiting this park when the deciduous trees are fully leafed out.  My husband and I visited this Houston park in […]

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Katy Dog Park | 14 Acres of Fun for People & Canine Pals

Posted: March 30, 2018 at 5:25 pm   /   Dog Parks, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Parks & Outdoor

Located in the small town of Katy, Texas the Katy Dog Park is a delightful place in which to spend some time.  The address is 5414 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77493. My husband and I happened to notice it one day when we were driving in the area.  We decided to stop even though our […]

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Mason Road Park | Small Community Park in Katy, Texas

Posted: March 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Parks & Outdoor

My husband and I have been passing Mason Road Park for some time on one of our routes to and from places in Katy, Texas. Last week we decided to stop and check it out. The zip code is 77449. This small six acre park is located on North Mason Road between Clay Road on […]

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Paseo Park Bellaire, TX – Showcases History + Beauty

Posted: February 6, 2018 at 12:46 am   /   Bellaire, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Paseo Park Bellaire, TX. is located on an esplanade in the middle of busy Bellaire Boulevard between the blocks of 4800 to 5000. The zip code is 77401. Homes as well as businesses front either side of this expansive 6.5-acre park.  We choose one of the public parking areas in one of the business lots […]

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Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza Park, a Birdwatching Paradise

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 4:32 am   /   Parks & Outdoor

Yes, Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza Park is a birdwatching paradise, but it is also so much more! This 362.5 acre park located at 4025 Eldridge Pkwy., Houston, Texas 77082 has miles of paved trails which encircle large detention ponds.  In those ponds and wetland areas are islands.  Many migratory birds can be spotted there as well […]

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Keith-Wiess Park | Natural Beauty in Northeast Houston

Posted: January 16, 2018 at 9:35 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Thanks to the generosity of James and Margaret Elkins people in our city are now able to enjoy the fabulous Keith-Wiess Park located in the northeast part of our city.  The address is 12300 Aldine Westfield Road, Houston, Texas 77093. They donated just shy of 500 acres to the City of Houston with the stipulation […]

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Wiess Park – Home of Houston Parks Board

Posted: December 27, 2017 at 9:43 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

The Houston police department used to have their mounted patrol and canine units located in what is known as Wiess Park.  They relocated to a new location in 2009.  That is when restoration of this small 16 acre park was initiated. The land was acquired in 1941 according to the posted sign.  Back then this […]

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Houston Heights WWII Memorial | Heartfelt Tribute

Posted: December 8, 2017 at 11:34 pm   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Parks & Outdoor

The Houston Heights WWII Memorial is truly special.  Inscribed into a pylon in the center of a beautifully rendered granite monument are the names of the 224 men from the Houston Heights area who sacrificed their lives during World War II on our behalf.  All of the other Houston Heights residents who also served in […]

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Market Square Park | Historic Beauty in Downtown Houston

Posted: December 2, 2017 at 3:46 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Market Square Park in downtown Houston covers an entire city block.  It has been transformed from its original purpose over the years to the scenic beauty that it is today.  It is a part of the downtown historic district.  A sign erected by the State Historical Survey Committee of Texas tells the following story. “OLD […]

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Telge Park, Charming Neighborhood Park in Cypress, Texas

Posted: November 27, 2017 at 5:05 pm   /   Cypress, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Telge Park is a 111-acre park on the east side of Telge Road across from Bud Hadfield Park. The address of Telge Park is 12400 Pleasant Grove Road, Cypress, Texas 77429. Cypress Creek runs through both of these parks as well as many others in this part of the Houston metro area. A Texas Historical Commission […]

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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

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 Park is located at 12405 Telge Road, Cypress, Texas 77429. Bud Hadfield was a […]

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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, 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 our city.  The address is Richmond Avenue @ Mandell Street, Houston, Texas 77006. 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 […]

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