Park Preview-Memorial Park

6501 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77070
832-395-7000
http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/parksites/memorialpark.html

 

Portion of the hike and bike trail

Portion of the hike and bike trail

The Scoop

Memorial Park sits on 1400 acres of what used to be Camp Logan, a World War I training facility. With ammenities too numerous to list here, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department works in conjunction with the Memorial Park Conservancy to support growth and conservation of the park and surrounding area. 

Pond along one trail at the Nature Center

Pond along one trail at the Nature Center

What We Loved

I've been looking for "the park," the one would rival my favorite hometown park, for a while. Well, this is it.  Aquiatic center, playground, tennis center, nature center-it's all connected by the three mile Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail as well as other multi-use trails. I'd yet to find so many people utilizing any one park at the same time until we visited Memorial.  You'll find plenty of parking and shade as well as 

"For the children of Houston The Vale-Asche Foundation"

"For the children of Houston
The Vale-Asche Foundation"

What We'd Like To See Instead

Highway 610 on the western border of the park and Highway 10 on the north provide a constant drone of vehicle noise. In my opinion, this is a small price to pay to take advantage of all the park has to offer.  There are some areas of the park that are a little unsightly due to expansion projects, but this represents exciting growth for this already wonderful park.  

Memorial Park Amenities-Aquatic center, baseball fields, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, bird sanctuary, exercise trail, equestrian trails, fitness center, gazebo, golf course, hike and bike trails, nature center, picnic tables, playground, restrooms, running trails center, soccer fields, softball fields, swimming pool, tennis center, and timing track. Park Map