Just north of I10 and west of I610 is Freed Park. It is a sunny park with a playground, lighted sports field, 0.35-mile hike and bike trail.
The equipment gets a little hot because it's in full sun, but it's in really good condition and has great ladders, a rock wall and swings.
This building also has a satellite office for the City Council District A.
My preference is always to be in a very urban spot so lots of eyes watching over the park, but this park had enough activity to make us feel safe. (If you frequent this park, tell us how it is when it's not a super hot in Houston... my guess is that there is even more activity!)
There is a big parking lot at the park and restrooms when the community center is open.