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Alexander Deussen Park

  • 12303 Sonnier Street
  • Houston, TX 77044
  • Phone: 713.440.1587

Alexander Deussen (1882-1959), a petroleum geologist, donated a 309-acre site on Lake Houston to Harris County in 1956. The site was converted into a public park and named the Alexander Deussen Read more »

Allen's Landing

  • 1001 Commerce Street
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • Phone: 713-752-0314
  • Region: Downtown

Often described as “Houston’s heart” and Houston's “Plymouth Rock,” Allen’s Landing is an area that truly defines Houston. It was here in 1836 that August C. and John K. Allen stepped ashore and Read more »

American Shooting Centers

  • 16500 Westheimer Parkway
  • Houston, TX 77082
  • Phone: 281-556-8199

Located inside George Bush Park in West Houston, American Shooting Centers is equipped with three facilities: rifle and pistol, sporting slays, and trap and skeet.The rifle and pistol facility is open Read more »

Anahauc National Wildlife Refuge

  • Anahuac NWR
  • P.O. Box 278
  • Anahuac, TX 77514
  • Phone: 409-267-3337

In Anahauc National Wildlife Refuge, the chorus of thousands of waterfowl, wind moving through the coastal prairie, the splash of an alligator going for a swim, and a high-pitched call of a fulvous Read more »

Armand Bayou Nature Center

  • 8500 Bay Area Blvd.
  • Houston, TX 77258
  • Phone: (281) 474-2551
  • Region: Clear Lake/Bay Area Houston

Armand Bayou Nature Center is one of the largest urban wilderness preserve in the U.S., protecting 2,500 acres of natural wetlands, forest, prairie, and marsh habitats once abundant in the Read more »

Arthur Storey Park

  • 7114 West Sam Houston Pkwy S
  • Houston, TX 77072
  • Phone: (281) 496-2177
  • Region: Chinatown

Arthur Storey Park, blends the importance of storm water detention with a park environment that includes amenities provided through a local initiative. Every weekend, hundreds of Harris County Read more »

Audio Walking Tours

  • Houston,
  • Region: Downtown

Put your headphones on, hit play and let local insiders, captivating voices and an original soundtrack featuring a folksy-techno groove envelop you in stories of Houston’s past and present. Experience Read more »

Bane Park

  • 9600 W. Little York Road
  • Houston, TX 77040
  • Phone: (281) 353-4196
  • Region: Greenspoint/IAH

Situated southeast of Jersey Village, Texas—on 18 acres off the intersection of 290 and the Sam Houston Tollway—Bane Park remains a popular outdoor destination for visitors of all ages and Read more »

Barbara Jordan Park

  • 6400 Winfield Road
  • Houston, TX 77050
  • Phone: 713.440.1587

Dedicated to the memory of Barbara Jordan, an unforgettable force in Civil Rights for African-Americans and a hero to women and Americans with disabilities, the 6-acre Barbara Jordan Park features Read more »

Bay Area Park

  • 7500 Bay Area Blvd.
  • Houston, TX 77058
  • Region: Clear Lake/Bay Area Houston

With an average of only 18 days per year with temperatures below freezing and 99.6 days with high temperatures falling in the 90s, Houston’s nature enthusiasts know that there’s no better Read more »

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