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
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
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.
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