Nature Lovers Have to Check Out These Parks in Houston, Texas

A park in Houston, Texas
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Most people visiting Houston are there to explore its rich history of space exploration, but this city has something in store for everyone. Nature lovers will feel right at home in Texas’ largest city—especially if they decide to visit one of these three beautiful parks.

Hermann Park

If you want to fully explore Hermann Park, you should probably put an entire day aside. This gigantic park covers 445 acres, and it’s home to several of Houston’s must-see attractions, including Houston Zoo, Japanese Garden, Houston Museum of Natural Science, McGovern Lake, and so much more.

Memorial Park

Surpassingly enough, Hermann isn’t even Houston’s largest public park. That honor belongs to Memorial Park, which spans almost 1,500 acres of beautiful land, covered with lush trees, running trails, a golf course, and a botanical garden.

Discovery Green

Discovery Green covers 12 acres in downtown Houston and it’s one of the city’s best-equipped recreational areas. Walkways, fountains, dog runs, and public arts are just some of its amenities, but most people come here for Kinder Lake and frequent public events hosted on a large performance stage.