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Memorial Park, Houston
(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Memorial Park Conservancy is engaged in a wide range of activities to preserve the park's native habitat, and at the same time, ensure the enjoyment of Memorial Park by the public. The Conservancy's 30-member volunteer Board of Directors works in partnership with the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Parks Board and other organizations. Houston City Council approved the park's Master Plan in 2004. The Conservancy is working to make the Master Plan a reality through fund raising, education programs and volunteer activities.

Memorial Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization funded with generous support from The Brown Foundation, Inc., Fondren Foundation, Houston Endowment Inc., The Powell Foundation, The Wortham Foundation, numerous corporations and many individual contributors like you.
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  • While visiting Houston I needed to get in a 6 mile run as part of my marathon training and did NOT want to do it on a treadmill. Our hotel turned out to be only about a mile from the park so my husban...  more »
  • Dirt trails in the park for running/walk and they are flat - no surprise. However, there are single-track running trails south of the running building. Those provide more change in elevation. I was ha...  more »
  • This is the closest thing to Central Park we have in Houston. 3 mile running track, Arboretum, running and mountain biking trails, softball fields, cycling track, sand volleyball, driving range, tenni...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning - beautiful, well kept, and offers a variety of scenic areas for running and outdoor activities. Small building near central parking lot with refreshments a Jamba Juice. Tennis courts. Stretching station. Plenty of parking, though it gets busy. The running loop can also get busy during peak hours, but offers a great 3 mile workout on a dust and gravel trail. Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed.
  • Good for spend some time in weekends and evenings. Since it has zoo and Miller theatre inside the park, it's difficult find parking inside. But that has some nice views..
  • A great jewel located in the near Westside of Houston with easy access from the freeway and all around. You can mountain bike or run the 3 mile loop with all the others. There is beach volleyball, baseball, and golf in the park. Happy exercising!
  • The loop is three miles and is very well maintained. I bring my dog here for runs and love seeing all of the other people out running/walking. The trails are not well lit at night, so I would avoid coming alone if it is dark out.
  • Memorial Park is obviously THE running trail most people go to. If you're running the main trail, you'll get around 2.92 miles around the loop - long enough if you want to get a good exercise, and short enough for the people that just start running. The beauty of running here is you don't necessarily have to follow the loop; you can make your own distance. Go to the Ho Chi Minh trail in the park, or run along Memorial toward Buffalo Bayou Park to get more distance - the possibilities are endless. The only bad thing about coming here is the parking situation, especially on the weekend since this park is so popular. Personally, I'd go to Buffalo Bayou Park and run toward Memorial and back to BBP.