Washington Ave/Memorial Park
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway Dr., Washington Ave/Memorial Park
Bikers and joggers are forbidden at this nonprofit park dedicated to the preservation of Houston's flora and fauna, but that's okay—the site's quiet, meandering trails are better enjoyed at the slowest pace possible.
2101 Winter St., Washington Ave/Memorial Park
Across fifty-five acres of once-abandoned industrial concrete, Sawyer Yards has sprouted as Houston's artsy playground.