Category: Outdoor Stuff

Memorial Park gears up for a $100 Million Makeover!

Bike and pedestrian trails in Memorial Park will more than double to 50-plus miles as part of the proposed $100 million makeover of Houston’s well-loved 1,500-acre green space. Thomas Woltz, principal with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, has been highlighting the updates to the Memorial Park Long-Range Master Plan at the many ongoing public input meetings hosted by the firm and key [...]

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Memorial Park Makeover!

While elected officials and community leaders gathered in their professional best, it was the joggers and cyclists who added color to the ribbon cutting at the Memorial Park Running Trails Center. The $2.4 million facility was unveiled Friday morning in ceremonies applauded by more than 100 supporters. The 4,400-square-foot stucco building is located on the south side [...]

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Ready for Outdoor Dining? Take advantage of Patio Seating Weather with these deals at CITYCENTRE

Although Houston’s patio weather days sometimes seem numbered, the European-style open-air layout of CITYCENTREmakes al fresco dining a breeze — and a number of restaurants offer just the right deals for guests to enjoy it all season long. “Our patio seems to be really popular with the lunch and post-work crowd during the workweek, and it’s [...]

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Fighting Back During Mosquito Season

No one likes mosquitoes, especially me. But after a warm winter and a rainy spring, they are out in full force. With memories of last summer’s horrific fires still fresh in our minds, the steady rain is a welcome gift. The mosquitoes, however, are not. Some say we’re having one of the worst mosquito seasons [...]

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Replanting Houston Will Take Patience. And Money.

The drought of 2011 left a scorched Texas in its wake. You can’t drive away from Houston for very long before encountering acres of blackened forests with green grass finally pushing up through ash. It’s a sad sight to see and reminds us of those images captured by the media and bystanders of clouds of [...]

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Trick or Treat Time!

There are many advantages to being a grown-up. No curfews, for one. But every year since I became too old to go house to house on Halloween night, I’ve missed the cool fall weather, the thrill of getting Reese’s instead of Smarties, and dressing up as something genuinely awesome, like a fried egg. In the [...]

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The Run-Around

Whoever said Houston is the fattest city in America clearly never observed Rice University at lunch time on a Tuesday, or even a Wednesday or Thursday, perhaps even a Saturday morning, when the runners come out in droves. This is a city with some seriously dedicated runners, some of them may even be of the [...]

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Dogtown

Lots of folks might think Houston is the worst place in the world for dogs. That the poor little guys just spend day and night cooped up in tiny apartments and confined to concrete walk ways. But Houston is a surprisingly dog-friendly city. You can hardly drive ten blocks without running into a dog park. [...]

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