Memorial Park is the largest urban park in Houston Texas. The park is composed of 1,503 acres inside Loop-610, making it one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It is located at the Northwest edge of Loop-610 which forms its western border, with Interstate-10 on the north, and Buffalo Bayou forming its southern border. The neighborhood of Houston known as Memorial begins at the park’s western border. Memorial Park is known for its wild unimproved expanses with miles of hiking and mountain bike trails along Buffalo Bayou. Buffalo Bayou is the boundary between the park and Houston’s most expensive inner loop neighborhood River Oaks. Hikes along Buffalo Bayou have a view of some of the more exclusive homes in River Oaks. Memorial Park is owned by the City of Houston and managed by the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department in cooperation with the Memorial Park Conservancy.
Memorial Park Features
The park features a public golf course, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, croquet courts, sports fields, volleyball courts, smooth running paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking and bike trails. The picnic areas offer tables and spaces for grilling with their streets being used primarily by street cyclists. The Memorial Park Picnic Loop runs through the picnic area south of Memorial Dr. and reserved exclusively for road bikers, in-line skaters, traditional roller skaters and hikers during regular park hours. Automobiles are allowed on it from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM weekdays and on weekends and holidays allowing families to reach the picnic areas. The wooded trails are used by both hikers and mountain bikers.
The Seymour Lieberman Exer-Trail is a 2.93-mile crushed granite trail located north of Memorial Dr. Leashed dogs are welcome in the picnic, hiking, and running areas of the park. The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is located at 4501 Woodway Dr on the far western grounds of Memorial Park. The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center features a visitor and education center and improved walking trails throughout its grounds.
Photo Gallery of Memorial Park
We have put together a complete Photo Gallery of Memorial Park in Houston Texas with descriptions of where the photos were taken and what the photos depict.
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