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This 445-acre park is home to playgrounds, a lake with paddleboats, a picturesque Japanese Garden, the Hermann Park Miniature Train and the Houston Zoo. It offers shady walks under mature old oak trees and there are some lovely formal gardens. Don't miss the recently opened McGovern Centennial Gardens.
On many nights during much of the year, you can enjoy a performance or concert for free on the lawn at the open-air Miller Outdoor Theatre.