Need a way to get to the Park? Here are some options:
The extended trail system created through forthcoming capital improvements will significantly expand multi-modal transportation opportunities to and within the Park, thereby reducing the need for car access.
The number 20 bus line runs east and west on Memorial Drive with multiple stops within the Park. Numbers 33 and 84 both stop at the station located at I-610 North and Woodway Drive. For more information about bus lines and fares, please visit the Metro website.
Bike Rack locations
If you bike into the Park, you’ll find bike racks located at the Cullen Running Trails Center, the Tennis Center, and Eastern Glades.
Free parking is available throughout the Park for nearly 2000 combined lot and on-street parking spaces.
During the public input phase of the Master Plan planning process for the future of Memorial Park, Houstonians asked for the Park to remain an urban wilderness park. In keeping with this desire, Memorial Park offers little opportunity for earned income to offset the costs of maintaining one of the largest urban parks in the nation. In 2015, Houston City Council unanimously approved the Memorial Park Master Plan. Recognizing a critical need for funding the day-to-day care of Memorial Park, the subsequent agreement called for paid parking to be implemented as part of the Master Plan.
How Does My $1 Help Memorial Park?
100% of parking income directly supports Memorial Park’s greenspace and trail maintenance. The fee system also provides a platform for those who visit the Park that are not taxpayers in Houston to contribute to the Park’s upkeep.
Where are the Pay-to-Park Spots?
Paid parking, $1 for three-hour increments, uses City of Houston meters. Users can pay with a credit card, cash, or pay-by-app via ParkHouston. Parking meters are active 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily in the following areas: