Japanese Garden: 9 am - 6 pm
McGovern Centennial Gardens: 9 am - 7 pm
Pedal Boats: Closed
Railroad: 10 am - 6 pm
Hermann Park: 6 am - 11 pm
Pinewood Cafe: 11 am - 6 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.
Looking for something unique this Mother's Day? Bring mom to Hermann Park for a scenic breakfast on Pinewood Cafe’s patio overlooking serene McGovern Lake. Continue the fun with a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad and an arts and craft activity. Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase for this event is required. The event is hosted by Hermann Park Conservancy and Pinewood Cafe.
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.
The 6th annual Student Performances in the Park presented by Macy’s showcases the talents of Houston-area students and runs through the end of the 2015-2016 school year. See a choral, dance or band performance free of charge in Lake Plaza between Kinder Station and the Houston Zoo.
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.