About #ParksByYou Stories
This is a new initiative by Houston Parks Board to share stories about Houstonians' most meaningful park moments across our city.
Mornings at Brock Park
When the doctor told me to get my affairs in order, I chose to start walking instead. He now says I have the heart of a teenager.
Riding Without Headphones
The reality is that many people have been walking or biking to work without these paths for years and years. These new trails create a safer, healthier lifestyle for everyone.
What a Ride
I’ve put more miles on my bike in the past six months than ever before. I am outside so much more right now and I’m really enjoying that. My family is, too—I take my wife, who is currently pregnant with our fourth child, and my three boys to explore new parks.
Nature, in balance
Growing up in the ‘hood,’ I saw a lot of disparities left and right, and that caused me a lot of stress. My escape was to run to spend that energy.
Running at Sunrise
What brings us together is a spirit of openness. We’re much more than a running group.
Small actions. Big change.
I started walking along Brays Bayou almost 30 years ago and I still get out on those trails most days of the week. It’s nice to be out by myself to let my mind wander.
A Handful of Milkweed Seeds
It’s nice to have some shade. It makes the experience something everyone can enjoy.
Finding Our Own Place
The place is wide open for my kids to explore and create their own reality. It’s their home.
Sassy Silver Steppers
It’s nice to know there’s a world out there that can be enjoyed and you don’t just have to sit at home in your rocking chair.
Trails For Everyone
These trails are clean, safe and wide—there’s so much space for them to ride around in.
Creating our own neighborhood park
By the time we were done, we had a picnic table, a barbecue pit, a bike rack fence, and even a chimney swift tower for birds.
Fellowship in Good Company
You want to enjoy it while you have it. You want to take your shoes off and walk around and absorb that energy out there.