The Park

Memorial Park, encompassing over 1500 wooded acres near the southeastern intersection of IH-10 and IH-610 and bounded by Buffalo Bayou on its southern edge, is unique among urban parks in its size, location and quality of natural features. Originally the site of Camp Logan, a training camp for the soldiers of WWI, the property was purchased by the Hogg family and then conveyed to the city at cost in 1925. Under the transfer agreement, the land must be used for park purposes only. Today the park represents just over 7% of the city’s park land and has a current value estimated at close to $1 billion.

Something for Everyone

Approximately 4 million Houstonians visit Memorial Park each year. It is widely recognized for its wooded character, highly regarded golf course and as the premier running facility in the city. In addition, it has active tennis, swimming, walking, bird watching, cycling, fitness and sports communities.

By the Numbers

10,000 runners use the Seymour-Leiberman Exer-Trail daily
64,000 rounds of golf are played every year
42,000 court reservations are made annually
30 miles of trails
55th largest city park in the U.S. (larger than New York City's Central Park)


Memorial Park is opened 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 365 days of the year, rain or shine.


Memorial Park is conveniently and centrally located for easy access from all of Houston.

There are almost limitless choices of things to see and do inside Memorial Park.