Hermann Park
Conservancy

is a

Citizens’ Organization

dedicated to the

STEWARDSHIP

&

IMPROVEMENTof

Hermann Park today and for generations to come.

Monday, December 4th: The Hermann Park Railroad will close early at 5 p.m. today. The pedal boats will be closing early at 4 p.m. today. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The McWilliams Dog Park will be closed until further notice as the City of Houston completes a project on the water utilities in the area, which we anticipate to take several weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Due to construction of the Commons, the Buddy Carruth Playground for All Children, water play areas, and pavilions in the southwest area of Hermann Park are currently closed. The Hermann Park Railroad will also be taking a detour and will not be able to go through the tunnel. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information on the Commons project, click here.

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Hermann Park 6 am - 11 pm
McGovern Centennial Gardens 9 am - 5 pm
Japanese Garden 9 am - 5 pm
Railroad 10 am - 6 pm
Pedal Boats 10 am - 5 pm

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Curious about something in Hermann Park?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions ahead of your visit.

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CALENDAR

Houston Rockets Dog Walk
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023
8:00 am
Lake Plaza

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EXPLORE

With over 445 acres, there's lots to do in Hermann Park.

Not sure where to start? Take a look at all the Park's points of interest, then start planning your visit!

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DID YOU KNOW?

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. 

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PARK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Become a HPC Member!

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!

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The Commons

The Commons at is an upcoming project to transform and revitalize 26 acres in the southwest portion of Hermann Park. Complete with immersivse and accessible playscapes, restored natural habitats, unique art installations, and a spot for everyone in the community, the Commons will usher Hermann Park into the next phase of its 20-year master plan.

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Join Urban Green

Urban Green is a membership and events group made up of young professionals mostly in their 20s and 30s dedicated to the Conservancy’s mission to improve and maintain Hermann Park. Through a variety of events, Urban Green strives to inspire new generations of Park supporters. Perks include discounted tickets to Conservancy events, networking opportunities and more!

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