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 […]

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 […]

This little park in Rice Village is so well-hidden that you could walk right by without realizing it’s there. And that would be a shame, because this is the perfect area to relax with your little crawler, walker or runner. This green space is in the courtyard of the Hanover Rice Village apartment building. (Don’t […]

How have I lived in Houston for over two years without discovering this awesome toddler-friendly playground? If you haven’t been to Bellaire Town Square park yet, I recommend you check it out ASAP! The playground is divided into two areas – one for toddlers and one for big kids. There isn’t a fence or any […]

If Donovan Park and the West Gray Playground Without Limits had a baby, it would look like Tomball Memorial Playground (a.k.a. Matheson Park). If you’re anywhere near North Houston, this one is definitely worth a drive. There are at least a half-dozen play structures here – more than I’ve seen at almost every other Houston […]

Recently, Lana and I have been venturing into the suburbs to expand our color-coded playground map beyond central Houston. And this adventure in Spring was definitely worth the drive. We found not one, but two baby-friendly parks connected by a paved trail appropriate for any stroller. Let’s start at Collins Park, my favorite of the […]