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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.

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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.

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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.

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About #ParksByYou Stories

This is a new initiative by Houston Parks Board to share stories about Houstonians' most meaningful park moments across our city.

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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.

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The Earth Is for all of us

We’re the Madres del Parque.

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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.

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A Handful of Milkweed Seeds

It’s nice to have some shade. It makes the experience something everyone can enjoy. 

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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.

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Running at Sunrise

What brings us together is a spirit of openness. We’re much more than a running group.

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Trails For Everyone

These trails are clean, safe and wide—there’s so much space for them to ride around in.

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