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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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