River Oaks Park – aka Pumpkin Park – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time
Address: 3600 Locke Lane, Houston, Texas
Appropriate Age: Any Age
Reader Update, March 2016: You can climb on the pumpkin again! A recent remodel made the needed repairs!
I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that this morning was the first time that the kids & I visited Pumpkin Park. We’ve been hearing about it for a couple of years, but somehow never made it the short distance from our home to see it for ourselves. This was definitely an oversight on my part because it is a nice park and the kids had a great time.
From there we went straight to the playground. I loved that a fence surrounds the playground area and that the oak trees provide plenty of shade. The kids loved the equipment, of course!
The community center has restrooms accessible from the outside (we didn’t check to see if they were locked though) and right beside it is a small picnic area with a few tables and a barbecue pit. A little further along is a small basketball area, a sand volleyball court, and several tennis courts.
By then we were back to the front of the park and it was time to bring two hot and tired kids back home.
We will definitely be returning to Pumpkin Park soon, and the kids are already looking forward to our park exploration adventure next week!
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