Park Spotlight: Alexander Deussen Park on Lake Houston

Photo courtesy of the Houston Parks Board

In our Park Spotlight series, we take a closer look at Houston’s vast array of public recreational areas to shine a light on hidden and not so hidden gems. This week we’ll be spotlighting Alexander Deussen Park. Join us as we take a trip through Houston, park by park.

Located just 15 miles north of Downtown on Lake Houston, Alexander Deussen Park offers visitors a destination with enough space and wildlife that you might even forget you’re still in bustling Harris County.

Donated in 1956 by a petroleum geologist, this 309-acre scenic destination named for its donor features a fishing pier, duck pond, and, of course, boat ramps for access to take advantage of Lake Houston amenities.

And for those looking to take advantage of non-lake features, the park features picnic areas, a 2.5-mile jogging trail with workout equipment, a dog park, covered pavilions and playgrounds, three multi-purpose fields, a senior center, a water gazebo and more.

Photo courtesy of the Houston Parks Board

Alexander Deussen Park

Photo courtesy of the Houston Parks Board
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Cody Swann
Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.