Memorial Park, a municipal park in Houston, Texas, is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Opened 95 years ago in 1924, the park covers approximately 1,466 acres (5.9 km2) inside the 610 Loop, across from the neighborhood of Memorial. Memorial Drive runs through the park, heading east to downtown Houston and west to the 610 Loop.
On the south side of Memorial Drive, there are miles of multi-use trails through the woods, a ‘picnic’ loop which is used heavily by road cyclists, softball fields, sand volleyball courts and a field for playing rugby or soccer.
The park also has facilities for tennis, softball, swimming, track, croquet, volleyball, skating, cycling, and a running course (2.93 miles (4.72 km)). Very popular with Houston joggers, the running course is the Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail, a crushed granite pathway that sees almost 3 million visits annually.