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River Oaks Park (aka Pumpkin Park) – Visiting Houston Parks, One Week at a Time!

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Restored Pumpkin Carraige
Address: 3600 Locke Lane, 77027

We reviewed this park a couple years ago… and it was nice. But River Oaks Park has gotten a makeover AND the pumpkin carriage has been restored!

BigKidSmallCity readers told me to go back and see the new park… and I have to say… this has made it’s way to my favorite parks list!

River Oaks Park has a community center, trail, room to run, basketball court, volleyball court… and a fully fenced playground with amazing equipment.

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Big Playground 1
At most parks we visit, we are impressed if they have just one or two of the features of this Pumpkin Park.  But here, everywhere you look, there is something really amazing to try out.

Fortunately it is fenced in, shaded by giant oak trees and has a lot of benches and tables… so as the kids are running from pumpkin carriage to rock wall to circle monkey bars to chain climbers to spinners to spring riders… you can sit and enjoy the view!

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Circle Monkey Bars
This playground has the amazing pumpkin, a small playground and a big playground.  There are also swings, a tire swing and more.  Be sure to look at all the pictures below!

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Wishing Trees
Just outside the gate there is a community center, little free library AND wish trees. All the supplies you need are available to write down your wishes!

After playing at the playground, we ran around the trail and pushed our little trucks through the sand volleyball court. This was a REALLY GOOD PARK!

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Wishing Tree

Free parking is available on the street and the neighborhood is very nice. The park backs up to the busy Westheimer, so there is some street traffic… but the fence keeps kids safe.

There are restrooms, but they were locked when we visited.

See more pictures below!

River Oaks Park Little Free Library

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Big Playground

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Small Playground

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Small Playground 1

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Spring Rider

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Tire Swing

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Carraige

River Oaks Community Center

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Trail

River Oaks Pumpkin Park Giant Oak

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  1. May 28, 2016 at 3:11 am — Reply

    Thank you! I could not find any decent pictures of this park online, or any reviews of the playground! 🙂

  2. Ambreia
    May 31, 2017 at 11:02 am — Reply

    Does this park have a community center/clubhouse to have birthday parties?

    • May 31, 2017 at 11:04 am — Reply

      There is a community center there and also lots of shaded picnic tables. I bet you can have a party… But would need to look into it!

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