Bay Area park guide: 11 parks to visit in the Bay Area

Pine Gully Park offers views of the bay.

Pine Gully Park offers views of the bay.

The Bay Area is rich with public parks available for residents to enjoy. Each park features various amenities and attractions. Here are a few.

Note: A few of these parks are temporarily closed in the aftermath of the Deer Park ITC fire.

Pine Gully Park
605 Pine Gully Road, Seabrook

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-dusk (Mon.-Sun.)
Price: free (Seabrook residents), $10 (nonresidents per vehicle, Mon.-Thurs.), $20 (nonresidents per vehicle, Fri.-Sun.), $30 (nonresidents per vehicle, holidays)
Size: 52.27 acres
Amenities: 1,000-foot fishing pier, barbecue grill, picnic areas, tables, playground, swings and a pet-friendly, 6-mile, crushed-granite trail for walking, running or biking

Walter Hall Park
807 SH 3 N., League City

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Price: free
Size: 86 acres
Amenities: baseball field, boat ramp, indoor banquet facility, picnic areas, picnic pavilion and gazebo, pier, two playgrounds, practice backstops, soccer field, tennis courts and sand volleyball court

Bay Area Park (temporarily closed until April 13)
7500 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, 7 a.m.-dusk (dog park)
Price: free
Size: 64.3 acres
Amenities: baseball field, canoe launch, dog park, pavilion, picnic area, playground, ponds and tennis court

Challenger Seven Memorial Park
2301 W. NASA Blvd., Webster

Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Price: free
Size: 300 acres
Amenities: bird sanctuary, canoe launch, community/learning center, fishing area, garden, Challenger Space Shuttle disaster memorial, pavilion, picnic area, trails and playground

Helen’s Garden
701 E. Main St., League City

9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
Price: free
Size: 1 acre
Amenities: benches, garden, waterfall fountain

Clear Lake Park (temporarily closed until April 13)
5001 NASA Parkway, Seabrook

Hours: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. daily
Price: free
Size: 59 acres
Amenities: two playgrounds, swings, covered picnic area, boat launch and fishing pier, tables, barbecue pits, baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, a half-mile jogging trail, community center and open-air pavilion

League Park
512 Second St., League City

Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Price: free
Size: 2 acres
Amenities: basketball courts, gazebo, koi pond, covered pavilion, picnic areas and playgrounds

Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside
100 Alderwood, League City

Hours: 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Size: 68 acres
Amenities: two softball fields, one soccer/football field, a sports pavilion for basketball and volleyball, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a trail for hiking and biking

Rex L. Meador Park
2400 Hammer St., Seabrook

Hours: dawn-dusk (Mon.-Fri.)
Price: free
Size: 21 acres
Amenities: baseball/softball field, basketball court, barbecue grill, benches, hiking and biking trail, pavilion, skate park and volleyball court

Juan Seguin Historic Park (temporarily closed)
4407 Independence Parkway S., La Porte

Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
Price: free
Size: 4.9 acres
Amenities: educational and informational markers, a state historical marker, waterfront view deck, a playground and picnic tables

Hester Garden Park
3029 Todville Road, Seabrook

8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Price: free
Size: 8.65 acres
Amenities: walking trail, ponds, and wooded area



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