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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, Recent Posts

Located in the small town of Katy, Texas the Katy Dog Park is a delightful place in which to spend some time.  My husband and I happened to notice it one day when we were driving in the area.  We decided to stop even though our four legged canine buddy Skippy was at home at […]

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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, Recent Posts

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. This small six acre park is located on North Mason Road between Clay Road on the north and Morton Road […]

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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.  Homes as well as businesses front either side of this wide 6.5 acre park.  We choose one of the public parking areas in one of the business lots to park our car […]

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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 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 as resident birds who seem to like this […]

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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 northeast Houston.  They donated just shy of 500 acres to the City of Houston with the stipulation that much of it was to remain natural and untouched. The name of this […]

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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.  Both of these parks are in Cypress, Texas.  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 sign is located on […]

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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 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, 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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