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5-mile running trail bordering Memorial Park.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
13 Sep 2015
“Awesome biking or running”
13 Sep 2015
“Biking, jogging, and dog park”
Houston, TX
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to run or bike there's great lighting at night or early in the morning and great views. Additionally they have a dog park, a Lost Lake and also a skateboard park

Thank Mrm2u2004
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

These trails are awesome wide bike paths that run mostly parallel with a black top running trail. Additionally of you want to do the grassy hillier trails you can. This is one place I don't mind making a drive to run. Great job Houston!

Thank Mrm2u2004
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I love this park, I am from Port Arthur. Every time I head to Houston I must go to this park. It is very picturesque with the skyline over looking it OMG!!

1  Thank Real L
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Twenty Five years ago Memorial Park was it--now it is the Allen Parkway loop. Sadly, the traffic by memorial park has increased, the trees have decreased, and some part of the trail is always either under water, or under reconstruction. But Allen Parkway is fresh,...More

1  Thank annieb40
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Beatification project still ongoing and can see so many trees planted since the winter that will create awesome shade. Great place to run see link : http://www.buffalobayou.org/hikebike.

Thank Mrm2u2004
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Houston has recently renovated this park with sidewalks for bikers, blacktop for runners and planted new trees and plants. Great job on giving it a new look. You can do a 5mile loop easily with nice rolling hills. If you take the trails through the...More

Thank Mrm2u2004
Reviewed 27 April 2013

such a lovely drive, especially in the spring. we drive the parkway and Memorial Drive as often as possible, just for the lovely views.

Thank Cindi P
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Allen Parkway runs along the famous Houston bayou, and is surrounded by lush greenery. They recently updated the sidewalks, so there is smooth pavement for jogging and bike riding. Perfect view of downtown is at Eleanor Tinsley Park. Awesome place to take pictures against the...More

1  Thank Meg G
Reviewed 18 July 2012

I used to love this place, but now I dont feel safe running at Allen Parkway at all. Alot of break-ins, DONT leave valuables in your vehicle. My car was broken into this weekend in the bright day light along with TWO OTHERS...WTH??

4  Thank IsabelN1
Reviewed 9 January 2012

OMG! Hang on, put your seat belt on and pray!............

1  Thank VSPFUN
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