Hermann Park is a large 445 acre green area that is open to Houston's public. It can trace its history back a hundred years to when park commissioner George H. Hermann donated a plot of land that made up the first section of the park. More acreage was soon added and today the city of Houston makes the most of this great asset. There is plenty to do in the park with a gold course, a science museum, an outdoor theatre, a garden center and the city zoo.
Things to Do
- A few different guides are offered on the park's website which you can use to dig deeper into the park's considerable treasures. For nature lovers there are guides on the flora and fauna of the park while if you are looking to get in shape their fitness guide can help you do just that.
- They also offer details on walks you can do around the park and a guide to the various art installations that can be found on the grounds.
- Take your kids for a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad. This train rides a two mile track that takes about twenty minutes to complete. There are a couple of stops along the way so it can make a cool way to explore the park itself too.
- If your child prefers the water to the railroad track then you can take them out on the park's pedal boats. These boats can take up to four people and can be rented by the half hour.
Hermann Park Insider Tips
- There are plenty of on leash dog walking areas to be found around the park so bring along your favorite canine friend to enjoy the day with you.
- Hermann Park is really an enormous park area so luckily they have an interactive map available online to help you out.