Wiess Park, 300 North Post Oak Lane, 77024
Home to the Houston Parks Board, 16-acre Wiess Park is a beautifully wooded park located just across Loop 610 from Memorial Park. After the departure of the Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol and Canine Units in 2009, the Houston Parks Board began beautification and restoration efforts for the park. The transformation started with site cleanup and reforestation efforts at the north end of the park including the planting of native bird and butterfly gardens. Nature trails through the park were constructed with the help of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in the summer of 2010. Other amenities have been added as funding becomes available including benches, doggie bag stations and continuing forestry management and plantings.