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Parks & Recreation in Houston : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Those types of listings don't exist anymore. It's a myth. If you're interested in buying a home, you can contact any local REALTOR and they can show you ANY available property that's listed in the MLS. (FYI -- this site does NOT have the most up to date listings). The local MLS (and your Realtor) is the best source for that info. ... more
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Persis Behramsha answered:
Hello Ms. Puga,

A few years ago I hosted one in Cullen Park and had to contact the park to find out what their requirements were. There was a small charge to rent a pavillion and while I do not recall anything about Pinatas, I do remember that they had time specifications. It is best to check out the new rules. Much also depends on which park you are interested in.

It was definitely a lot of fun. Enjoy!

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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Gay Donehoo answered:
The HARRA website forwarded by Rene Castillo is a great source for you. Each of those trails is excellent - your decision will be what area of town you want to be in and what your price point is - you'll find good running in many areas of the city. My husband worked downtown and for years he did his marathon training by running from work to Memorial Park along the Buffalo Bayou trail (along Allen Parkway) and then home. On the Buffalo Bayou trail you can actually do some hill training in flat Houston! Also, most of the planned developments scattered around the Houston metropolitan area have extensive running/walking/biking paths. Again, it's pick-your-poison as to location and price. Good luck! I'd love to help in your search. ... more
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Joanie Schaatt answered:
I know that City of Houston and Harris County are being very diligent about spraying because of the number of deaths from West Nile. I'm sure the frequency varies from area to area, and I'd have to know about where you live/want to live to be more helpful. As for anything else you can do, what I've heard and read is: 1) don't go out in early morning hours or dusk hours; 2) use a spray and use plenty of it, and it should contain Deet: and 3) watch your own yard for standing water and eiminate that. Item 3 could help in both the mosquito attracting problem and the preservation of the integrity of your slab foundation ( if you have one, and most of us do in this area!). Anything else I can do to help? Don't hesitate to contact me. After 38 years, you'd think I'd be burned-out, but I find that I am energized with buyers and sellers both who are committed to working as a team member with me. ... more
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Diane Schrakamp answered:
Hey Alison,

There are several parks in Houston to run in. I would say that it is pretty safe to run Terry Hershey park and Memorial Park by yourself during the day, but I would not run anywhere by yourself at night. Going back to the previous questions about the bar scene, Washington is a good place to bar hop and Memorial park is very close to that area. You may want to start your search close to that area. Hope this helps!

Diane Hermis
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Betty Phelan answered:
There are numerous parks in Houston and each suburban subdivision usually has a hike and bike trail and/or a recreation center and pool. The Memorial Park runs for many miles inside the loop around the city. This park is great for the runners, walkers and strollers as well as bikers. ... more
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