MEMORIAL PARK AREA
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Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. The park covers about 1,466 acres inside the 610 Loop. It was originally designed by landscape architects Hare & Hare of Kansas City, Missouri.
From 1917 to 1923, the land that is now Memorial Park was the site of Camp Logan, a WWI training camp for the U.S. Army. After the war, in early 1924, Will and Mike Hogg purchased 1,503 acres of former Camp Logan land and sold the area to the city at cost. In May 1924, the City of Houston took ownership of the land to be used as a "memorial" park dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in WWI.
Houstonians and tourists alike flock to Memorial Park to enjoy the great outdoors. The park includes the 18-hole Memorial Park Golf Course, designed by John Bredemus in the 1930s (the course underwent a $7 million renovation in 1995). It also has facilities for tennis, softball, swimming, croquet, volleyball, skating, cycling and running and is the home of the Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail. On the south side of Memorial Drive are miles of wooded trails, a picnic loop, softball fields, sand volleyball courts and a sports field. Buffalo Bayou winds its way through the park almost to the heart of downtown Houston.
Nearly half of Memorial Park remains in a natural state, looking much as it did 200 years ago. The park is a haven for wildlife and plants. Of the 150 tree species native to East Texas, half can be found there. This area is truly an urban oasis resplendent with beauty and history.
So, whether you’re looking at luxury homes for sale, beautiful scenery, or historical landmarks, the Memorial Park area is the perfect place to live in Texas.
Crestwood and Adjacent Neighborhoods
Memorial Park is located across from the Memorial neighborhood. It is adjacent to the Crestwood, Rice Military and Camp Logan neighborhoods. These neighborhoods were built around the time of the construction of the park, in the late 1930s. At that time, Crestwood real estate was distinguished from neighboring developments by larger lots, curbs and sidewalks. In recent years, many of the original houses have been torn down and replaced by much larger homes.
Memorial Park's many amenities make the surrounding neighborhoods a perfect place for active families.
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