Houston has hundreds of parks and a hundred amazing parks… but not all are fully fenced or easy to watch. I often get asked which parks I would recommend for parents with small multiples or kids that like to run off or just playgrounds that are easy to watch over.
Here are 11 parks to get you started… and at the bottom, some to avoid! The map is below… as well as the ABC13 Segment. (And always, tell us which ones to add!)
Fully-fenced, easy-to-watch, small-in-size parks:
Playgrounds that can be hard to watch:
Levy Park: I LOVE Levy Park… but if have a runner, it’s hard to watch with all the mounds and tunnels.
Discovery Green: I LOVE this park too… but if you have someone that likes to run off, this space is really big and there is a lake you need to avoid.
Donovan Park: Another AMAZING park… but it can be hard to see the kids in the fortresses.
Playgrounds for All: I love the ramps for little kids and for kids in wheelchairs or walkers and I love that they usually have rubber mats… but they can be hard to watch without following the kids.