10 Great Places to Enjoy a Picnic with Kids in Houston!

Kid City Guide is all about offering you cool places to spend some family time that kids will love and have a great time in! When it comes to picnic spots, Houston makes our task super easy; besides its warm weather all year round, it offers fantastic places to carry your blanket and basket and have a great family lunch outdoors! Check out some of our favorites below:

Memorial Park

Where: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Hours: Daily 6 AM- 11 PM

Memorial Park is a huge park full of green spaces and trees (there’s even an arboretum full of Texas plants and wildlife paths) where you can enjoy a nice picnic with the family on a blanket or on one of the picnic tables.

Nature, sports fields, hiking paths, and more will make your picnic day a perfect one!

Buffalo Bayou Park

Where: 1800 Allen Pkwy &, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 11 PM

The whole family can enjoy a nice picnic at Buffalo Bayou Park, and when we say the whole family, we mean it: this park has one of the best dog parks in Houston.

You can enjoy the public art, do some exercise and then have a picnic with skyline views of the city.

Hermann Park

Where: 6001 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 10 PM

Hermann Park is one of Houston’s most popular parks.

Home to the Houston Zoo, museums, the reflection pool, and the Japanese Garden, this park is great if you want to enjoy your day after your picnic on the grass, picnic table, or bench. Kids will love the playgrounds, the train rides, pedal boats, and more! There’s plenty to do at Hermann Park!

Where: 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX
Hours: Daily 6 AM- 11 PM

Located in the heart of Downtown Houston, Discovery Green is a great option for a picnic with the family.

Grab a blanket and a basket and enjoy your lunch on the grass, or grab a bite in one of the many restaurants around. Afterward, you can enjoy a yoga class, movies, or musical events!

Menil Park

Where: 1423 Branard St, Houston, TX 77006
Hours: Daily, 7 AM- 7 PM

Menil Park offers a great collection of free, public art that rotates throughout the year, so you’ll have an interesting view while you enjoy your picnic.

Seat on the lawn or under a tree and enjoy this great park in Houston!

Terry Hershey Park

Where: 15200 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079
Hours: Daily, 7 AM- 10 PM

Terry Hershey Park is known for its amazing scenic views and nature.

Have a picnic under the shade of a tree and then enjoy a nice walk down the trails. Kids will love to run around this beautiful park.

Market Square Park

Where: 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 11 PM

Market Square Park is a great option to enjoy a picnic with the family!

You can stay for a while and enjoy a free moving screening outdoors. The park is located in Houston’s Theater District, so why not enjoying a play afterward? 

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Where: 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
Hours: Daily, 8 AM- 9 PM

Grab a blanket to sit on the lawn and enjoy a nice family picnic admiring the great Waterwall Fountain!

The park is located near the Galleria, so if you’re in the mood after lunch, you can do some shopping or enjoy some ice skating!

Fleming Park

Where: 1901 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 11 PM

Pack a lunch and head over to Fleming Park!

If you want a calm spot for your picnic, this neighborhood park is a great option. It features a playground for the little ones and lots of shade!

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

A great option to enjoy a picnic is combining it with some entertainment.

Miller Outdoor Theatre offers free performances, from symphony shows to summer musicals! The whole family will have an amazing time!