Monday, May 20, 2013

Cedar Brake Park

Monkey bars, my FAVORITE!

This tunnel is the coolest!
That's for little kids, like my brother.

See, there's my brother.
I pretended the volleyball court was a big sandbox.  It was fun.

Cedar Brake Park in Montgomery (900 Eva St) is a serene, small town park with plenty to do.  The playground equipment could use some fixing here & there, but the kids don't seem to mind.  There is a restroom close to the playgrounds, a sand volleyball court, a cool tunnel, 2 separate playgrounds for big kids & little ones, there are plenty of grills & picnic tables & even some porch swings for the adults to relax in.  It is defintely a park worth checking out if you like the serene feelings of small town life!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Zube Park

Look at the fish!
Twisty slide!
A playset for little kids too!
Even a tunnel slide.
A cool see-saw.
Lots of soccer fields!

Zube Park in Hockley (17560 Roberts Rd) is a 140 acre park with a playground, jogging trail, soccer fields, & a pond.  There are restrooms available, right next to the playground.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hermann Park

Hermann Park in Houston (6201 Hermann Park Dr) is a 445 acre with something for everyone to do.  Seriously.  Bayou Parkland (80 acres of natural setting to hike, picnic, or just enjoy), Buddy Caruth Playground (barrier free play are & splash park), Hermann Park Golf Course (18 hole municipal course), Hermann Park jogging trail (~2 mile trail around the park), Hermann Park Railroad (buy a ticket & ride the train!), Garden Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo, Japanese Garden, Judson Robinson Jr Community Center (full gym + room rental), Molly Ann Smith Plaza (interactive water fountains for the kids), Lake Plaza (pedal boat lagoon), Mary Gibbs & Jesse H Jones Reflection Pool, McGovern Lake (8 acre lake that allows catch & release fishing for children under 12 & senior citizens), Miller Outdoor Theater, & the Pioneer Memorial Loghouse Museum.  Of course we focused on the playgrounds, but the whole park is great fun, you could spend the whole day & still be ready to come back & see even more!  There are public restrooms, Pinewood Cafe, & lots of other things to ensure your day is comfortable & fun.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Matzke Park

A big playground!
 (Barrier-free access.)

 The swaying boat is super fun!
 This looks like a nice spot to rest.
 Butterfly garden!
 I like running in the soccer fields!
 We had a picnic here!

Matzke Park in Houston (13110 Jones Rd) is a 19 acre park with a barrier-free playground, butterfly garden, soccer fields, a cricket field, a multi-use trail, several picnic tables & benches, & 2 picnic pavilions.     There are restrooms & water fountains available also.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Meyer Park

There's a little kid playground.
 The little kids have their own swings.
 The big kid playground!

Big kid swings!
 Look, another playground, with a twisty slide!
 Lots of grassy space with picnic tables & benches everywhere.
A little covered area for a shady picnic. 
I see lots of turtles!! 
 A bird coop?  That's crazy!
 We followed a trail & found this nice spot.

Meyer Park in Spring (7700 Cypresswood Dr) is 180 acres of soccer fields, baseball fields, trails, playgrounds, a basketball court, duck pond, & fishing lake.  There are covered picnic areas, a gazebo, & a picnic pavilion (that can be reserved here).  There are restroom facilities & water fountains available.  When it rains a lot, both swing areas & some of the playground area floods.  The park is split in half by Cypresswood Dr, with the playgrounds & ponds on the same side.