8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M–F
2999 S. Wayside, 77023
Youth Sports & Recreation
Adaptive Sports & Recreation
Youth Meal Programs
Playgrounds & Spraygrounds
Fitness Centers, Weight Rooms & Gyms
Metropolitan Multi-Service Ctr.
N. Wayside Sports & Rec Ctr.
Art In Parks
Park Adoption Programs
Park Partnerships & Friends
H.P.D. Crime Monitoring
Houston Bike Share
Mayor's Office of Special Events
Bayou Greenways 2020
Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
Houston Museum District
Miller Outdoor Theatre
H.P.A.R.D. Reopening Plan
The Parks Department has reopened many of our facilities and amenities. After receiving guidance from Health and Medical experts, we have proceeded as follows making sure that we observe CDC and NRPA safety guidelines.
(In compliance with CDC & NRPA guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19)
● All parks and trails
● Benches and picnic tables
● Outdoor exercise stations
● Dog parks
● Golf courses
● Tennis courts
● Disc golf courses
● Croquet court
● Curbside Meal Program
● Volleyball courts
● Alkek Velodrome
● Soccer mini-pitch courts
● Basketball courts
● Memorial Park Pool, for lap swimming only until October 29, 2021, or until the temperature drops below 72 degrees, whichever is sooner
● Sport fields for league, practice, and tournaments
● HPARD adult sports leagues
● HPARD youth sports (Soccer for Success, H-town Academy and GHPAL)
● Memorial Fitness Center (6402 Arnot St, 77007)*
● Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (1475 West Gray St, 77019)*
● North Wayside Sports & Recreation Center and swimming pool (9551 North Wayside Dr, 77028)
● Lake Houston Wilderness Park, 25840 FM1485, New Caney, 77357, including its archery range, playground, dining hall*, overnight camping, group campsites, and group lodges.
● Outdoor Area Permits and Reservations are open at 100%.
Love Our Parks
Mayor Sylvester Turner is working with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department to improve and upgrade neighborhood parks through The Mayor’s Love Our Parks Complete Communities I Initiative. Phase One of the program targets five parks in under-resourced communities with a goal of enhancing neighborhood pride. Four parks have received improvements through this initiative. Zurrie Malone Park, Our Park, Woodruff Park, and Earl Henderson Park. Catherine Delce Park will be completed in February 2022.
To celebrate the completion of work the Houston Parks and Recreation Department hosts Love Our Parks Fests at each park. Each event features special programming and activities from the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Public Library, the Houston Police Department and the Greater Houston Police Activities League (GHPAL), Houston Health Department, and Houston Public Works.
50/50 Park Partners
The 50/50 Park Partners campaign is a call to action by the Mayor’s Office, Houston Parks Board, Greater Houston Partnership, and the H.P.A.R.D.
Resilient Houston Tree Planting Portal
Resilient Houston focuses on the pressing challenges and opportunities that will shape Houstonians’ lives today and for future generations. Their are 18 Targets outlined in the strategy that will be used to measure the impact of Resilient Houston. One of the targets that is currently being implemented is the planting of 4.6 million new native trees by 2030.
To track progress on the 4.6 Million tree planting goal, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Resilient Houston Tree Planting Portal to collect data on all tree plantings within the City of Houston.
To register your tree planting on Resilient Houston Tree Planting Portal please fill out the form at https://forms.office.com/g/C5FvvMSsWb.
Comcast Lift Zones provide free hotspot internet access to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework. While Houston community centers are closed to the general public, Comcast Lift Zones can be accessed from the outside of the following facilities:
● Almeda Community Center (14201 Almeda School Rd., 77047)
● DeZavala Community Center (7521 Avenue H, 77012)
● Emancipation Community Center (3018 Emancipation, 77004)
● Hartman Community Center (9311 E. Avenue P, 77012)
● Love Community Center (1000 W 12th St, 77008)
● Melrose Community Center (1001 Canino Rd, 77020)
● Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (1475 West Gray, 77019)
● Townwood Community Center (3403 Simsbrook, 77045)
● Windsor Village Community Center (14441 Croquet Ln., TX 77085)
- Alief Park Closed For Renovation - February 7, 2020 – Early 2022
- Brock Park Golf Course & Brock Adventure Park - June 7, 2016 - Until Further Notice
- Denver Harbor Gym – October 2021 – Early February 2022
- Dodson Lake Park Water Sprayground – June 11, 2021 – Until Further Notice
- Herman Brown - June 11, 2021 – Until Further Notice
- Hermann Park Water Sprayground – June 11, 2021 – Until Further Notice
- Kendall Community Center – September 2017 – Until Further Notice
- Mason Park Community Center – Spring 2021 – Mid-March 2022
- Shady Lane Park Water Sprayground – June 11, 2021 – Until Further Notice
- Sagemont Community Center Gymnasium - October 30, 2017 - Early 2022
Park Rules & Regulations
Park Projects and Repairs
Houston Parks & Recreation Dept.
2999 S. Wayside Drive
Houston, TX 77023
For non-emergency street tree Service request call 3.1.1 or 713.837.0311.
Adopt-A-Park or Greenspace
Tree Planting Guide
- Nov. 19 - Henderson Park Renovation Unveiling
- Oct. 15 - Woodruff Park Renovation Unveiling