What is it about the parks in Houston that make us want to take long lunches on workdays and while away hours on weekends? Sure, they’re free to enjoy. And yes, flowers, trees, birds and fresh air do wonders for our mind, body and spirit. But the best parks in Houston also offer great perks—waterfalls, fountains, footbridges, sculptures, waterside promenades, skyline panoramas and even terraces that rival those of private clubs.
Studies show that contact with nature improves physical health, mood, productivity and creativity. So escape cabin fever and computer screens and enjoy a picnic or time relaxing at these 11 parks in Houston.