Alexander Deussen Park

12303 Sonnier Street Houston, TX 77044 Map It
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    12303 Sonnier Street
    Houston, TX 77044
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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 Park.

The highlight of the park is a herd of buffalo, giving visitors the opportunity to view these large and beautiful creatures in a natural setting. There is no charge to use the boat ramps at Alexander Deussen Park, and fishing is permitted from piers.

The 2.5-mile jogging trail has an asphalt surface with exercise equipment along the trail.

There are 3 multi-purpose fields located in this park. These fields can be used for baseball/softball, football and/or soccer. The fields can be reserved, however reservations are not required. Lighting is not available.

Reservations of 150 people or more is required for the use of the Open Air Pavilion. Kitchen facilities, lights, and electrical outlets are available. Wood and charcoal barbeque grilling is also available. Seating capacity for the Open Air Pavilion is 400. Volleyball poles are available for use. Nets and balls not provided. There are 230 cement picnic tables available, in which some are handicap accessible.

New play structures with shade canopies were installed in 2011.


  • Boat ramps/piers
  • Duck pond
  • Jogging trail
  • Multi-purpose fields
  • Open air pavilion
  • Picnic areas
  • Playgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • Senior Center with daily activities
  • Shelters
  • Water Gazebo
  • Wildlife (buffalo) exhibit

Size: 309 acres

The park is located in Precinct 1 (Harris County)


  • Acreage: 309
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