In my long tenure of reviewing parks and playgrounds for Houston New Moms, West U has never disappointed either me or chief playground tester Lana. This week, I’ll be taking you on a little tour of my latest discovery in the neighborhood: Colonial Park. Colonial Park has a truly impressive number of different play structures […]

Noah’s Ark at Quillian Center has been on my radar for quite some time, and this week I finally made the trek outside of the Loop to this magical water park outfitted with animals like bears, lions, and the quintessential Noah’s ark animal: a whale. My toddler didn’t notice the inconsistencies with the Noah’s ark […]

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 […]

This week, we are exploring beautiful Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary in West Houston. Lana, who’s almost two, is largely over playgrounds these days. Instead, she prefers to roam parks and green spaces, getting up close and personal with nature. So, the winding trails at Edith Moore were a toddler dream come true: We explored most […]

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 […]