In a year and a half of reviewing playgrounds for Houston New Moms, I have traversed the city – and many of its suburbs – looking for the absolute best playgrounds for little ones. So many of Houston’s signature playgrounds (Donovan Park, Fire Truck Park, etc) don’t work well for a crawling baby. But the […]

What play area offers water, sand, drums, and sun? Not a beach scene from Jamaica, as one might think, but the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area! Whether your little one loves climbing or sliding or playing in the sand, the Fish Play Area has you covered. Its location is pretty amazing, too. It’s located […]

I’m always surprised by how many visitors to Hermann Park walk right past this secret garden without even realizing its there. If you’re one of them, here’s what you’ve been missing: little paths for toddlers to explore, mini fountains and waterfalls, bridges overlooking golden koi fish, towering pine trees, and cute gazebos. And, at this […]

Lana and I visited Memorial City Mall recently…but shopping wasn’t on our agenda! Instead, we checked out the new green space at the mall –  The Square. We loved this baby-and-toddler-friendly park! We had a little bit of trouble locating The Square, leading us to circle the parking lots for a few minutes. Don’t be […]

This week’s post is brought to you by “two under two” survivor and playground veteran Abby Gorlach. Dear HNM followers: brace yourselves for the mother of all parks featured in this week’s edition of Park of the Week. Last week, I loaded my tribe in our car and headed to Grace Bible Church to experience what […]

If you’re looking for shade, you can stop reading now. You will not find it at Nottingham Park. As far as all other determinants of park greatness go, however, this playground/splashpad/green space is awesome! Here is the main playground: There are several play structures, with activities for all ages. The equipment is in great condition, […]