Hermann Park 6 am - 11 pm
McGovern Centennial Gardens 9 am - 7 pm
Japanese Garden 9 am - 6 pm
Railroad 10 am - 6 pm
Pedal Boats 10 am - 5 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.
HPC members are a vital part of keeping Hermann Park looking good. Membership gifts support the Conservancy's stewardship efforts, like volunteer programs and maintenance initiatives. Members get great benefits too, like free train tickets, invitations to member exclusive events, and more!
A dog park, one of the most requested features from the community, is in the homestretch of fundraising and we need your help! Featuring dedicated areas for large and small dogs, play equipment and water features, ample shade, and on-site parking, we are excited for Hermann Park's four-legged visitors to have a place to call their own!
Powered by Reliant Energy, Hermann Park Conservancy's 18th annual Run in the Park is happening Saturday, October 9. We hope you can come out for a morning of fitness and fun at Hermann Park's longest-standing community event. With a 5K, 10K, and 1K kids' run/walk for the in-person event, and a virtual challenge at home, you can support the Park at your own pace.
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.