Houston, Texas, United States Trip: 2014-06   Create: 2015-04-16   Update: 2015-10-29   By: yanz

Title: Hermann park in Houston

Preparation: If you come to the Hermann Park area late morning or in the afternoon, you may have hard time to find a park space. I found a small hidden parking area this summer and this saved us time and money. Hope this will help you too. From Fannin St ==> Hermann Park Dr. ==> ( turn right to) Caroline St.==> (turn right to) Hermann Dr, drive about 1 minute, then you will see that small hidden park lot that very close to the Marvin Taylor Trail. ( see my picture ) In the summer, usually kids will play in the water area. So bring extra clothes and towels for changing.

General opinion: Hermann park is the most visited and beautiful park in Houston. It's worth spending time for your family relaxing here.

Attractions and activities: Hermann Park has many things to do for the kids and adults: 1. Boating, 30 minutes, about $10/boat, each boat can have 4 persons. 2. Ride choo-choo train, young kids love this most. 3. Picnic areas 4. Fantastic playgrounds, 5. Watch or feed pigeons, ducks 6. Visit Japanese Garden, 7. Watch the shows in Miller Outdoor Theater, 8. Play in the water fountains in the summer, 9. Walk or run in the trails, etc

Dining: Hermann park is a perfect place for the picnic or even have BBQ party. There is also a place you can buy food.

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  • There are restrooms available around this area.
  • From Fannin St ==> Hermann Park Dr. ==> ( turn right to) Caroline St.==> (turn right to) Hermann Dr, drive about 1 minute, then you will see that small hidden park lot that very close to the Marvin Taylor Trail.
  • There are several playgrounds for different age kids. There is a water playing area close to here.
  • Samuel "Sam" Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico. Houston was born at Timber Ridge Plantation in Rockbridge County of Virginia, of Scots-Irish descent. He was a leader of the Texas Revolution and was elected as the first and third President of the Republic of Texas. ( from Wiki)
  • Very often there are shows here. It is always free but need tickets in the covered area. Sometimes people come here in the morning to get tickets for the night show. One hour earlier of the show time, the admission ticket office opens to give the left tickets out.
  • People usually do not know the Marvin Taylor Trail because it is in the other side of the park and it's adjacent to the Golf Course. There is a small 2 or 3 hours parking lot close to this area.
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