The Hermann Park Railroad, pedal boats, Pinewood Cafe and the McGovern Centennial Gardens will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
Pedal Boats: Closed
McGovern Centennial Gardens: Closed
Japanese Garden: Closed
Hermann Park: 6 am - 11 pm
Pinewood Cafe: Closed
Hermann Park is 445 acres and includes a Golf Course, the Houston Zoo, and a 2-mile train track for the Hermann Park Railroad.
The first phase of renovations to enhance the Japanese Garden will begin on November 9 and will be completed in April 2016. Portions of the garden will be blocked for safety during construction. Additional renovations are planned to add a new entrance to the garden, an event lawn, a dry stream garden, and more. The Conservancy is actively fundraising for these renovations and is anticipating final completion by the garden’s 25th anniversary in 2017.
See talented Houston-area students perform throughout the school year at Hermann Park’s Lake Plaza. The popular sixth annual series brings free music and dance performances to Park visitors. Contact the Conservancy if you have a student performance group that would like to participate.
Get into the holday spirit! The Hermann Park Railroad will be decorated for the holiday season for a festive train ride around the Park. The train will be decked in garland all day, but if you come between 5 and 6 p.m., you will get a special experience after it gets dark. The holiday train will run every Friday through Sunday Nov. 20 - Dec. 13, and daily Dec. 18 - Jan. 3 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).
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.