Houston Audubon Society
of the Outdoor Nature Club
The croquet courts
are adjacent to the tennis courts and serve
as the home court of The
Houston Croquet Association.
For reservations: 713.867.0440
Open M-F, 6 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun,
7 am-6 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New
Price: $16 for two hours
The 1.15 mile Picnic Loop
at Memorial Park consists of two newly paved
lanes winding through the shaded park on the
south side of Memorial Drive. The loop is closed
to automobile traffic after 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Houston Bicycle Club
Memorial Park Municipal Golf
Course is located at 1001 E. Memorial Loop,
Houston, TX 77007. The course is opened year
round; closed every Tuesday. 713.862.4033
Summer hours: May through October, 6:30 am to
7:30 pm. Twilight golf begins
at 3:00 pm.
Winter hours: November through
April, 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. Twilight golf begins
at 1:30 pm.
There are four miles of
equestrian trails in Memorial Park, primarily
located in Reynolds Woods.
Houston Arboretum & Nature
Located at 4501 Woodway
Drive, Houston, TX 77007. Free admission.
For complete information: www.houstonarboretum.org
Memorial Park Fitness Center
located at 5402 Arnot, Houston, TX 77007. 713.802.1662
Open year round. Hours:
M-F 6 am to 8 pm, Sat. 8 am-4 pm, Sun. 8 am-noon.
Fees: $1.75 daily or $20
for a monthly pass.
There are many miles of
challenging off-road trails in Memorial Park.
Memorial Park Trails hotline: 713.437.6588
Greater Houston Off-Road
Picnic tables are located
throughout the park. There is a large designated
picnic area south of Memorial Drive. Please
note the picnic loop is closed to cars after
3 pm on weekdays. Fees for reserving larger
areas for group functions range from $25 ($50
deposit) for a child birthday party to $115
($115 deposit) for commercial events. Large
group reservations: 713.845.1003
Rollerblading is a popular
pastime at Memorial Park, especially on the
1.15 mile, paved Picnic Loop, closed to vehicular
traffic (after 3 pm on weekdays).
The rugby field is located
west of the baseball diamond, south of Memorial
Drive. For league play only.
The Seymour Lieberman
Trail runs along Memorial Loop for 3 miles and
is open 24 hours a day all year long. This popular
crushed granite trail sees almost 3 million
runners a year.
Houston Area Road Runners
P.O. Box 572497
Houston, TX 77257
The soccer field is located
in the northeastern corner of the park, on North
Entrance Street. For league play only.
Softball fields are located
in the northeast corner of the park, across
Memorial Loop from the Golf Course. For league
play only. For reservations: 713.845.1218
Memorial Park Swimming
and Fitness Center is located at 5402 Arnot,
Houston, TX 77007. Free admission. Open Tues-Sun
Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekdays 12-2 pm
and 3-7 pm and weekends from 1-5 pm. 713.802.1662
Memorial Park Tennis
Center, located at 1401 East Memorial Loop,
Houston, TX 77007, features 18 lit courts. Reservations
are accepted up to one week in advance. 713.867.0440
Open Monday through Friday
from 6 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday from
7 am to 6 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas
and New Year's Day.
Pricing: M-F before 5:30
p.m. (court off times) $4/court; after 5:30
p.m., weekends and holidays (court prime time)
$6/court. Walk-up discount: $0.50.
Sand volleyball courts
can be rented for $6/hour. They are located
just off Memorial Park Drive, turn left at the
second light if coming from the East. For reservations,
In addition to the jogging
trails, there are many miles of hike and bike
trails located throughout the park, as well
as nature trails at the Houston Arboretum and
Houston Happy Hikers
Non-competitive urban walking in Houston.