Terry Hershey Park

Terry-Hershey-1Terry Hershey Park stretches along the Buffalo Bayou from Beltway 8 to Hwy 6. The park has a unique shape – long and skinny—but this only makes cycling in it that much more enjoyable.

Named after Terry Hershey, the founder of the Bayou Preservation Society, the park has two major trail systems. One, the Buffalo Bayou Bike Trail, is a typical smooth pavement bicycle path. The other trail – known as the Anthills – is a more rustic trail meant for mountain biking enthusiasts. The Anthills has a more rugged quality to it and is set within a more wooded area than the Buffalo Bayou Bike Trail. Both trails are well-maintained and are frequently used by Houstonians looking for an interesting way to get some outdoor recreation. Altogether, Terry Hershey offers over 10 miles of trail and covers 500 acres. That’s enough to keep any cyclist busy for quite a while.

The park is also a great place to hike and many Houstonians make use of the trails walking or jogging as well. Houston is full of green space. Even if it has to be carved out of a busy area, there are parks that Houstonians can visit to escape the urban environment. So whether your style is cruising on smooth, spacious pavement or taking a wild ride through dense thickets on dirt paths, Terry Hershey Park offers an invigorating outdoor experience for the adventurous Houstonian.Terry-Hershey-2 Terry-Hershey-3 Terry-Hershey-4 Terry-Hershey-5 Terry-Hershey-6 Terry-Hershey-7 Terry-Hershey-8

Insider’s Guide

• The park is adjacent to the larger and more spacious George Bush Park, so depending on which part of Houston you are coming from, it may make sense to park and meet up before heading rolling out on a bicycle adventure.
• Check the Terry Hershey Park Facebook page to stay updated on trail conditions. Riding on wet or muddy trails can damage the trails and be dangerous for riders.
• Because of the size of the park, it is very popular with Geocachers. Many are hidden within the park. Of course, some are easier to find than others.

Address
15200 Memorial Dr., Houston, Texas 77079

Hours
Sunday – Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for lighted trail sections, dawn to dusk for unlit trail sections.

Parking
Free Street Parking and Connected Lot

Family Friendly
Yes