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Memorial Park

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Neighbourhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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Address: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007-7021
Phone Number: +1 713-845-1000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Popular among bikers, hikers, roller bladers, ball players and spoiled dogs...

Popular among bikers, hikers, roller bladers, ball players and spoiled dogs (on leashes, please!).

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Awesome place to walk and bike

Doesn't matter what time of the day, what the weather is like, there is always people walking and running. The walk track is a 5Km round the park. The bike track is not too bad... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
jomomocomo
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Doesn't matter what time of the day, what the weather is like, there is always people walking and running. The walk track is a 5Km round the park. The bike track is not too bad either

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tokyo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a good jog, this park is great. The circuit is 2.93 miles. On weekends, the course is quite popular, weekdays, you have it largely to yourself more or less.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Houston I needed to get in a 6 mile run as part of my marathon training and did NOT want to do it on a treadmill. Our hotel turned out to be only about a mile from the park so my husband and I got up early and headed over. What a great place to run! I almost... More 

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Toledo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Dirt trails in the park for running/walk and they are flat - no surprise. However, there are single-track running trails south of the running building. Those provide more change in elevation. I was happy with the trails I initially mentioned because they are not paved, which is something I would expect at this type of park.

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Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the closest thing to Central Park we have in Houston. 3 mile running track, Arboretum, running and mountain biking trails, softball fields, cycling track, sand volleyball, driving range, tennis courts, pool, play ground, exercise/stretching area, hiking trails. It's basically the outdoor Mecca for Houston. Biggest challenge is just figuring out where everything is.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you want a trail and to easily track your miles than this is an acceptable spot. I actually did a marathon long run of 18 miles on the trail once, but I don't recommend it. The views are only average and there are usually too many people and challenging parking if you go during prime time. However, Houston sidewalks... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Memorial Park is hands down the Top park for a run in Houston. You never know who may come jogging by former Olympians and top athletes train their on the daily.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Memorial Park is larger than Central Park. It has a variety of activities- golf, tennis, restaurant ,3 mile track , playground. Great way to spend all or part of a day.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great running paths and city links golf course. Though you might want to avoid running at night due to the presence of homeless people in the park.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We are so fortunate to have this amazing park. I love jogging around the 5K track which has crushed gravel (so much better for our knees). It's inspiring to see all the other joggers/runners, and it keeps me going. I don't feel unsafe at all -- I've been running there for years and have never had a bit of trouble.... More 

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