Best City Park - 2008
Where can you meet Inda the Orangutan, see Shakespeare under the stars or learn how to play the bongos? Where can you play on one of the first desegregated public golf courses in the U.S., meet a butterfly up close or ride a pedal boat? All while enjoying the great outdoors? Just one place: Hermann Park. The park has seen a resurgence in popularity, thanks to efforts by a dedicated conservancy group. Along with acres and acres of live oaks and tall pine trees, McGovern Lake, the Japanese Garden, and loads of lawns and gardens, the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and golf course all call Hermann Park home.