"Memorial Park, the largest urban park in Texas, is often called the Central Park of Houston. It includes an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, football and soccer fields, picnic sites, a 3-mile jogging trail, swimming pool, croquet, volleyball, in-line skating, cycling, and hiking.
The 1,600-acre park was acquired by William C. Hogg from the U.S. government in 1918; he subsequently turned it over to the City of Houston. The park already contains many hiking and biking trails, but there are plans to add additional trails. All the wooded areas on the south side of the park are crisscrossed by trails, many of which run along Buffalo Bayou and other smaller creeks."