THINGS TO DO CLOSE TO HOME...
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Millie Bush Bark Park
Location: West of Houston, near Hwy 6 and Westheimer in George Bush Park at 16756 Westheimer Parkway. Map
Amenities: Double gated & fenced, pick up bags, large and small dog areas, doggie swimming ponds, water fountains, water showers, shade areas, benches, scattered trees, walking path, parking lot. Restrooms close by but not in the dog park. Open 7 days a week dawn to dusk. Thirteen acres for your favorite 4 legged friend to run, play and swim. Be sure to bring a towel.
Bear Creek Park features include a lighted walking trail, an equestrian trail, a small zoo and aviary, an array of playgrounds, soccer, little league and softball fields, four lighted tennis courts, eight picnic pavilions, horseshoe courts, and hundreds of picnic tables and grills.
Terry Hershey Park is great for walks with the family, biking, roller blading and running. Trails of all different lengths. Playground for the kids and you can even see some wildlife (turtles, birds, and who knows what else). Located on Memorial Drive between Hwy 6 and Eldridge (or a second entrance on the Katy Fwy Feeder - but not as easy to get in and out of). Download printable map here **You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view file**
Hike and Bike Trail - starts at Hwy 6 by the Army Corps of Engineers spillway (almost to Memorial). You can park here and take the paved trail all the way to Wilcrest without crossing any streets. The trail goes underneath Eldridge, Diary Ashford, Kirkwood so you don't cross any streets. There is also a cut off that goes underneath Memorial to Terry Hersey Park and then loops back under on the other side of the bayou. This trail for the most part follows the water coming off the spillway. Great views in the Fall. There are also off road trails called the "Ant Trail" that follows the bayou for the adventurous. Many side trails off this offroad trail.
Houston Audubon Society Nature Sanctuary in West Houston is a 17.5 acre wooded sanctuary along Rummel Creek with a restored log cabin that houses a variety of education programs reaching out into Houston and surrounding areas.