Photo courtesy of Shannon O'Hara/Visit Houston
Runners flock to Memorial Park to run its 3-mile loop one, two, or five times. But there’s so much more to discover here, like 30 miles of hiking trails, a golf course, a swimming pool, and facilities for tennis, softball, croquet, and volleyball. Cyclists will fall in love with the biking trails, which range from beginner to expert levels. Originally opened in 1924, the park, located in Houston’s Memorial neighborhood, spans 1,466 acres, making it one of the largest urban green spaces in the United States.
By Kristin Finan, AFAR Local Expert
Run or Walk the Natural Trails of Memorial Park
Memorial Park is the place where Houstonians come out to run, jog, play tennis, and enjoy playing fields, a swimming pool and a golf course. The 600-acre golf course is rated one of the top municipal golf courses in the country. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, and join other like-minded fitness and nature advocates for some fun!
By Ashley Castle Pittman, AFAR Contributor
6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007, USA
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