Railroad: 10 am - 7 pm
Hermann Park: 6 am - 11 pm
Pinewood Cafe: 11 am - 5 pm
Pedal Boats: Closed
Japanese Garden: 9 am - 5 pm
McGovern Centennial Gardens: 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.
Join us for a public meeting on Thursday, February 7. Come give us your ideas and feedback on the Commons at Hermann Park, an exciting new addition located at the corner of Cambridge and Fannin Streets that will include a unique play area and plenty of gathering space for all Houstonians.
Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Join us at Pinewood Cafe for a romantic dinner overlooking McGovern Lake, followed by a cruise on the pedal boats. Make your reservations now!
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.