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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
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+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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Perfect Run/Walk Trail

Been running at Memorial Park since 2001. It has improved over the years and gotten more crowded but you couldn't ask for a better course to train or exercise on.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laura T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been running at Memorial Park since 2001. It has improved over the years and gotten more crowded but you couldn't ask for a better course to train or exercise on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A very good scenic spot away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Houston, very popular with runners and really good for walking to unwind. A must visit, 10/10.

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Iloilo City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Houston is a big city, and it is absoultely wonderful that there's a fairly big area where kids and adults can enjoy the grass, the trees, the water and wild birds. Simply sitting on the grass is entertainment enough. But for my daughter, it was her 1st time to run barefoot on the grass and have a grand time with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 10 November 2016

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 22 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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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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Thank Melissa L
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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Thank SarahElizabeth2015
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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