Memorial Park

Vacation Travel Guide
Memorial Park showing a garden, a memorial and landscape views

Houstonians come to Memorial Park for some serious exercise — indoor as well as outdoor.

Thanks to miles of trails and a myriad of sporting facilities, Memorial Park, on the western outskirts of Houston, draws millions of active locals each year. The huge 1,466-acre (593-hectare) public property is one of the largest city parks in the U.S. Play a game of tennis or croquet, swim laps at the park pool, play a round of volleyball or 18 holes of golf. Joggers come in the early mornings, late afternoons and weekends for the three-mile (five-kilometer) Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail. The granite track is lined with workout stations, restrooms and water fountains, and is lighted at night for safety.

Skate and ride on the smooth surface of the Memorial Park Picnic Loop. True to its name, it’s dotted with picnic facilities and restrooms, so on weekends it’s popular with families looking more to relax and eat than hit the pavement.

Any bike rider will tell you that Memorial Park is mountain biking paradise, particularly on the heavily wooded southwest side. Ravines along the Buffalo Bayou waterway prove challenging terrain, even for experienced riders. Hikers also take advantage of the terrain, looking to spot the abundant wildlife in the forest. Some of the trails here aren’t well marked, so make sure you know where you’re going. A compass or companion is also advisable, and don’t attempt to hike far at night.

Memorial Park has a serious side as well as being a place for fun and recreation. During World War I, this large green space was used as an army training camp. When the land was sold back to the city in 1924, it was dedicated to soldiers who died fighting in the war. There’s not much around now to remind visitors of that history, but it’s worth remembering as you stroll the grounds.

Memorial Park is a 10-minute drive from downtown Houston. Entrance to the park is free but the facilities, such as the golf course and swimming pool, charge separately. It’s open daily and free parking is available.

Top things to do in Memorial Park

Top Hotels Close to Memorial Park

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston Galleria Area
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston Galleria Area
2.5 out of 5
1625 West Loop S, Houston, TX
The price is ¥8,604 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Located in The Galleria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Uptown Park, Westheimer Rd, and River Oaks District. Highland Village and Gerald D. Hines Waterwall ...
3.8/5 Good! (973 reviews)
"Great location friendly staff would definitely stay again"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston Galleria Area
Hotel Derek
Hotel Derek
4 out of 5
2525 West Loop S, Houston, TX
The price is ¥17,269 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
Located in The Galleria, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Westheimer Rd and River Oaks District. Williams Tower and Gerald D. Hines Waterwall ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,884 reviews)
"Cleanliness of property and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Hotel Derek
Omni Houston Hotel
Omni Houston Hotel
4.5 out of 5
4 Riverway, Houston, TX
The price is ¥18,108 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
Located in Uptown, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Uptown Park, and Memorial Park. Hermann Park and Houston Zoo ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Jessie in the bar was our highlight"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Omni Houston Hotel
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Memorial Park


Best Lodging Options Near Memorial Park

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston Galleria Area
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston Galleria Area
2.5 out of 5
1625 West Loop S, Houston, TX
The price is ¥8,604 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston Galleria Area
Hotel Derek
Hotel Derek
4 out of 5
2525 West Loop S, Houston, TX
The price is ¥17,269 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
Hotel Derek
Omni Houston Hotel
Omni Houston Hotel
4.5 out of 5
4 Riverway, Houston, TX
The price is ¥18,108 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
Omni Houston Hotel
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
4 out of 5
2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX
The price is ¥15,340 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
5 out of 5
1600 West Loop South, Houston, TX
The price is ¥60,396 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria Area, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria Area, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
7611 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX
The price is ¥9,551 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria Area, an IHG Hotel
Drury Inn & Suites Houston Near the Galleria
Drury Inn & Suites Houston Near the Galleria
3 out of 5
1615 West Loop South, Houston, TX
The price is ¥12,283 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Drury Inn & Suites Houston Near the Galleria
Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Heights I-10
Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Heights I-10
2.5 out of 5
5820 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX
The price is ¥10,919 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 26
Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Heights I-10
Walking distance to Houston Open
Walking distance to Houston Open
Houston, TX
Walking distance to Houston Open
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