Hermann Park: 6 am - 11 pm
McGovern Centennial Gardens: 9 am - 5 pm
Railroad: 10 am - 6 pm
Pinewood Cafe: 11 am - 6 pm
Pedal Boats: Closed
Japanese Garden: 9 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.
Free and open to the public, we are celebrating the holiday season on the iconic Hermann Park Railroad! Join us from 10 am to 2 pm at Kinder Station for lots of holiday fun! (And guess what: Santa will be making an appearance.)
Give the gift of Hermann Park this holiday season! We’ve got something for everyone on your list, from train-lovers to dog-owners, from Houston historians to Park enthusiasts.
HPC members are a vital part of keeping Hermann Park looking good. Membership gifts provide support for 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!
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.