George Bush Park George Bush Park in Houston TX, formerly “Cullen-Barker Park,” in far West Houston covers 7,800 Acres and was created in the 1940’s on property, within the Barker Reservoir, serving to prevent downstream flooding of Buffalo Bayou. The public park & wildlife sanctuary hosts a broad range of amenities for visitors including trails, an area for dogs, a shooting range, sports fields & picnic spots. How to Find George Bush Park Sign for Hike and Bike Trail and Equestrian Area Harris County’s George Bush Park is located just west of State Highway-6 and approximately 2 miles east of the Grand Parkway. The park is on Westheimer Parkway, accessed by car off Westheimer Rd (FM 1093) from the east, through Cinco Ranch on the west and from S. Barker Cypress Rd on the south. Due to the wetlands’ nature of the park, there is no direct road access from the north, however trail parking is located at Harris County’s Sports Park off the I-10 south feeder road at Barker Clodine Rd. Trail parking also exists at Hwy 6 & Buffalo Bayou, Hwy-6 and Briar Forest Dr and within the park on the northern dead-end of S. Barker Cypress Rd. George Bush Park Features Dog Pool at Millie Bush Dog Park Visitors can enjoy anywhere from a 1/3 mile to a 3+ mile paved trail. Altogether there are over 11 miles of trails within the George Bush Park. Link to Park Map The Park’s trail system ties into that of Terry Hershey Park along Buffalo Bayou to the east for a total of 22 miles of Hike & Bike trails. In addition to the extensive trail system meandering through open green space, swamps & forest, the park is home to 2 soccer complexes and one baseball complex that serve local area clubs and the public . Pavilions, picnic areas, a playground, and restrooms are scattered throughout the park. A dog park with 2 separate areas for large/small dogs is located on the east side of the property. Unique to George Bush Park are the American Shooting Center’s shooting range and the Scobee Memorial model airplane fields. Both are run independently from Harris County and open to the public. The following links have been provided for more information. Link to American Shooting Centers Link to Bayou City Flyers Visitors should be aware that the park is subject to flooding at any time. The park is part of a federally owned reservoir and it is the priority of the Army Corps of Engineers to impound water when necessary. Photo Gallery of George Bush Park We have put together a complete Photo Gallery of George Bush Park in Houston Texas with descriptions of where the photos were taken and what the photos depict. This article was authored by and all photos were taken by the staff of Houston Prime Realty. Houston Prime Realty serves the Greater Houston Texas area and can help real estate buyers and sellers to purchase and sell properties near George Bush Park in Houston Texas. Please Contact Us if you need an experienced Houston real estate agent. You can find more interesting places to visit in the greater Houston area in our Places To Visit in Houston Texas Directory.
Terry Hershey Park Terry Hershey Park in Houston TX offers 10 plus miles of hike and bike trails along Buffalo Bayou, which provide a nature retreat within west Houston’s bustling “Energy Corridor.” Terry Hershey Park is a 500 acre Harris County park, a majority of which consists of a network of walking/biking trails that run parallel to a stretch of Buffalo Bayou from Highway-6 to Beltway-8 in west Houston. Over 40 different neighborhoods border the park on both the north and south side of the bayou. The park is a popular destination for these local neighborhood residents and is also widely used by visitors from the surrounding Houston area. How to Find Terry Hershey Park Parking Lot off of I-10 feeder at Terry Hershey Park Convenient parking lots with recreational/picnic facilities can be accessed from the I-10 eastbound feeder road between Hwy-6 & Eldridge Parkway and from Memorial Dr just west of Eldridge Parkway. Trail parking is also available at Hwy-6, Dairy Ashford Rd and Beltway-8. Link to Park Map Terry Hershey Park Features The park amenities include paved and dirt trails, a boat/canoe launch to Buffalo Bayou, picnic and exercise equipment areas, drinking & runner’s shower facilities, restrooms, gazebos, playgrounds, a sundial where your own shadow tells you the time, a memorial fruit orchard, and a butterfly garden. Various water access locations exist along the existing trail and the “Buffalo Bayou Paddling Trail” extends beyond Terry Hershey Park for a total of 26 miles to Allen’s Landing Park in Downtown Houston. Link to Map of Paddling Trail Buffalo Bayou at Terry Hershey Park The park is owned by Harris County and occupies a Harris County Flood Control (HCFCD) right-of-way. The park’s planning started in the mid 80’s and is named after a conservationist in recognition for her role in the preservation of Buffalo Bayou. Mrs. Hershey remained involved in park improvements including tree & wildflower planting and the Memorial Orchard Grove located adjacent to the parking lot along Memorial Drive. Link to Map of Molly Pryor Memorial Orchard Photo Gallery of Terry Hershey Park We have put together a complete Photo Gallery of Terry Hershey Park in Houston Texas with descriptions of where the photos were taken and the what the photos depict. This article was authored by and all photos were taken by the staff of Houston Prime Realty. Houston Prime Realty serves the Greater Houston Texas area and can help real estate buyers and sellers to purchase and sell properties near Terry Hershey Park in Houston Texas. Please Contact Us if you need an experienced Houston real estate agent. You can find more interesting places to visit in the greater Houston area in our Places To Visit in Houston Texas Directory.