Hermann Park: 6 am - 11 pm
McGovern Centennial Gardens: 9 am - 7 pm
Japanese Garden: 9 am - 6 pm
Railroad: 10 am - 6 pm
Pinewood Cafe: 11 am - 6 pm
Pedal Boats: Closed
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.
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.
We are happy to report that Hermann Park weathered Hurricane Harvey very well and all Park operations are back up and running. We were extremely fortunate to only experience minimal damage and debris left by the storm. From all of us at the Conservancy, our thoughts and well wishes are with all Houstonians affected by Harvey's aftermath.
Student Performances in the Park feature the talents of Houston metropolitan area students. Check out a list of upcoming performances and see how you can get your student performance group involved!
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.