You HAVE to See the NEW Levy Park

Levy Park Houston Playground
Address: 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX 77098

I am over-the-moon excited about the reopening of Levy Park.  Friends, just look at these pictures (and my UPDATE below!).

Just like Discovery Green is a family destination in Downtown, Levy Park will be a great family destination near the Galleria.

Levy Park Playground Houston
The park is located in the Upper Kirby District by Greenway Plaza. Right on Eastside, this big park is NOW open with a children’s play area, spalsh area, dog park, performance stage and restaurant. (The grand re-opening is Saturday, February 5.)

The play area is fenced in with tunnels, a ball spider web, a big orange water feature (where water dumps from the top) and a rock wall that leads to a big slide!  And there is a music square where kids can play music with their feet! Plus, it’s all rubber and turf, so the mud and bugs should not be a huge issue.

Levy Park Houston Splashpad
The neon yellow-green mesh is a long walkway on overlook.  Isn’t it cool?

AND this park is partly shaded!  The conservancy went to great efforts to save and relocated the giant trees.

Levy Park Houston Rock Wall
Levy Park will host a ton of free classes and activities. There will be daily yoga, music performances and kids programming.

The conservancy is bringing programming to the park through partners like Houston Public Libraries, Writers in the Schools, Young Audiences of Houston, Houston Natural Science Museum, MET dance, Tai Chi, piano concerts on Wednesdays at noon, Sahaja Yoga Meditation, and much much more.

See more on the website HERE.

Levy Park Walkway and Chairs
Parking is available on both Eastside and Wakeforest, and there are 900 spaces in the One Grove building garage available for a $2/hour fee.

Take a look at these amazing pictures… and I’ll see you at Levy Park!

 UPDATE:  We’ve now played at Levy Park on just about every single day since it re-opened.  Here’s what we think now…

My kids love love love the park.

The game cart, art cart, book carts, table tennis tables, foosball, mini golf equipment and giant blue blocks have been out every day.  So far it’s all on the honor system and the park staff intends to keep it this way unless a lot of items go missing.

The playground is very very unique and my kids adore it.  The water feature is on each day and there is a lot to do in this fenced in area.

There is a music square (see the video above), a lilypad you stand on and wiggle a ball through the maze, a modern merry-go-round, a circle spider web, a rock wall, giant slide and more.

My kids are now 5, 7 and 9 (and an infant), and they know to stick together (or else!).  I have not had trouble following them, but the park has been very popular and I’ve watched a lot of other parents watch their kids.  Here’s what I’ve observed…

There are a lot of hills and tunnels and walk ways… and if the little kids are running, it can be hard to see without following along.  Also, the giant slide is really cool (and one of our favorite things to do), but it’s fast.  Little ones have to be extra careful not to launch off the end!

Still, for us, we love love love the park and the playground!

Levy Park Rain Garden
 

Levy Park Houston Pergola
 

Levy Park Houston Mound
 

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Levy Park… A Renovated “Destination” Park, Perfect for Families!

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Photo: Courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy
Address: 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX 77098

When I think of “destination” parks, where I can take the family, any day of the week, and find something fun… I think of Discovery Green, Hermann Park and Buffalo Bayou…

And friends, I am so excited to tell you there is about to be another park for this list.  Levy Park is getting a complete makeover and about to be an amazing place for families!

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Photo: Courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy
Levy Park is located in the Upper Kirby District by Greenway Plaza. Right on Eastside (on the opposite side of Richmond from the weekly farmer’s market), this big park is about to open with a children’s play area, spalsh area, dog park, performance stage and restaurant.

AND in the spring, a weekly farmer’s market will start at this beautiful park.

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Photo: Courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy
Much like our favorite downtown park, Levy Park will host a ton of free classes and activities. There will be daily yoga, music performances and kids programming.

The conservancy is bringing programming to the park through partners like Houston Public Libraries, Writers in the Schools, Young Audiences of Houston, Houston Natural Science Museum, MET dance, Tai Chi, piano concerts on Wednesdays at noon, Sahaja Yoga Meditation, and much much more.

levy-park-play-area
Photo: Courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy
There is an entire acre dedicated to the children’s play area which includes that elevated boardwalk through the trees. The playground orb-like structure is called the Cosmo, and there will be a climbing mound with a 7ft wide slide on one side along with a water feature that is sure to be popular in the summer.

AND this park is shady!  The conservancy went to great efforts to save and relocated the giant trees.  See more on the website HERE.

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Photo: Courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy
Parking is available on both Eastside and Wakeforest, and there are 900 spaces in the One Grove building garage available for a nominal fee.

I went by last week and there is a lot of construction happening right now… and the grand opening will be on January 7, 2017. Get all the details HERE!

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Photo: Courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy
 

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Levy Park – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time

Update:  See the NEW park HERE!!

Address:  3801 Eastside, Houston, Texas

Entrance to Levy Park
SEE THE NEW LEVY PARK HERE!

When we first arrived at Levy Park I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice parking area next to several picnic tables, complete with nearby built-in barbeque pits. I didn’t have much time to look things over though, because we were immediately off to the playground.

Playground Equipment at Levy Park
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