Houston Area Parks
While Visiting Hotel Granduca See Houston Memorial Park and More!
Houston, Texas rates first among the nation's top ten most total acreage of parkland! Some of the most famous and memorable parks in Texas can be found only minutes from the Hotel Granduca.
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Located on nearly 500 acres just south of Downtown, the park is home to an excellent zoo, outstanding Science Museum, gardens, family attractions and plenty of wide open spaces.
A favorite among Houston’s joggers, Memorial Park also features tennis courts, playing fields, a fitness center, swimming pool and six miles of mountain and recreational bike trails along the bayous.
Sam Houston Park
As the new century began in 1900, Mayor Sam Brashear bought the Kellum-Noble land and house on the edge of town to create Sam Houston Park –the city's first. By 1910 when the picture below was made, it had been landscaped into a Victorian delight with an old mill, a stream, a rustic bridge, and paths. Sam Houston Park has been the home of The Heritage Society since 1954.