Things to Do with Kids

From outdoor activities to unique dining opportunities created specifically for kids, Deer Park has several attractions that appeal to families!

Deer Park’s Parks and Recreation Department

We invite you to come take a walk at the Deer Park Nature Preserve, located at 2500 E. 13th Street!

While enjoying the biodiversity of the Deer Park Nature Preserve, please remember that protected plants and animals are present in the area.  In studying and restoring both the wetland and the prairie, it is important to safeguard creatures and habitats from human interference. 

A trail system is in place to not only protect attendees as well as the rare plants and animals that live in the nature preserve. 

The southernmost 17 acres of land includes a Conservation Easement to ensure the wetlands are never developed or destroyed.  This means that boardwalks and general access to the area is prohibited.  A buffer of trees will remain along the boardwalk in the area to encourage migratory birds to continue to use the site with little to no disturbance. 

Please remember all dogs must remain on a leash and no bikes are permitted on the trails.

The San Jacinto Monument and MuseumSanJacintoMonument

SPOTLIGHT: San Jacinto Day Festival 

Just twenty minutes from downtown Houston, locals and out-of-towners alike can turn an afternoon daytrip into a trip back in time — at the San Jacinto Museum of History.

The San Jacinto Museum of History creates and hosts a variety of exhibits featuring regional art and artifacts — in a way that’s interesting and informative. These exhibits change from time to time, always giving fresh insight into our past, present and future.

Visit their website for more information.

Frosting Dreams and All the Things

Frosting Dreams & All the Things bakery is now open at 910 W. Pasadena Blvd., just south of the South Campus High School. The owner is area native Ashley Gil, who has taken her gift for baking the world’s perfect cake ball to the next level by opening her own bakery. You will find a wonderful variety of large, delicious cookies, picture-perfect cake balls, brownies, and thick and yummy cookie-cakes. Ashley also makes custom cakes; the perfect centerpiece for any occasion. So, whether you are stopping by for a quick treat or need dozens for a gift, party or event, let Frosting Dreams be your one-stop-shop for amazing sweets and great customer service. Call Ashley today at 346-315-5620 or visit the bakery’s Facebook page to see the menu.

Check out their Facebook page for more information!