Railroad: 10 am - 5 pm
Pinewood Cafe: 11 am - 5 pm
Japanese Garden: 9 am - 5 pm
Hermann Park: 6 am - 11 pm
McGovern Centennial Gardens: 9 am - 5 pm
Pedal Boats: 10 am - 4 pm
The Grand Basin, part of Hermann Park’s early plans, was created in 1925. Decades later, a gift from Kathrine and John P. McGovern made it possible for major improvements to be made to the six-acre lake. In 1999, the old lake was drained and enlarged. The new eight-acre McGovern Lake opened to the public on April 21, 2001.
Join us to help keep Hermann Park beautiful. Conservancy members receive exciting benefits including free tickets to ride the Hermann Park Railroad and pedal boats, unlimited free rides on the train on the second Saturday of every month and a 10% discount in the Conservancy Gift Shop and Pinewood Cafe. Join at the Centennial level or above to receive commemorative merchandise.
As Houston rapidly grows and changes, Hermann Park needs an updated master plan to meet its needs for the future. In October of 2015, Hermann Park Conservancy hired award-winning landscape architecture firm, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, to lead that charge by developing an updated master plan for Hermann Park that will guide further Park improvements. Read more about the master plan and send us your ideas for the future of the Park: email@example.com.
Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Gardens' Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home.
Located in the heart of Houston, Hermann Park welcomes an estimated six million visitors a year. Thanks to its proximity to downtown, the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District, this 445-acre urban park is an important resource for Houstonians.
Conservancy members receive exciting benefits, including free tickets to ride the Hermann Park Railroad and unlimited free rides on the second Satuday of every month, free pedal boat tickets, and a 10% discount in the Conservancy Gift Shop in Lake Plaza.
Photo by Jean Miracle-Whitaker
Hermann Park Conservancy relies on the support of generous individuals and organizations to continue its efforts to maintain and care for Hermann Park. However you wish to contribute, your financial support helps provide priceless experiences and create cherished memories for visitors today and for the years to come.