Houston Parks and Outdoors

Houston rates first among the nation's 10 most populous cities in total acreage of parkland, beating out Phoenix’s 45,020 acres and San Diego’s 47,383 acres, according to a 2011 report by The Trust for Public Land. Houston has 49,643 acres of total park space, with 22 acres per 1,000 residents. The national average is 12.4 acres per 1,000 residents. 


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Newsflash—Houston is an outdoor city. The metro area offers tons of places to get out and experience nature in small ways (an urban downtownpark) and big (a 2,000-acre preserve). So read on and start...
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