Precinct 4 programs are now in even more locations! Guests will explore local fishing, nature, herb gardening, and urban wildlife. Check out these four action-packed events throughout June, July, and August at the City of Houston’s Levy Park.
- Backyard Bass. Wednesday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. Practice casting a fishing rod while on land and learn about common freshwater fish species in Harris County. Ashley DeLeon Torres, outdoor education coordinator at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, leads this fun-filled activity.
- Walk in Nature. Tuesday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Walk on the wild side with Precinct 4’s Trails As Parks. Explore animal skins, skulls, and tracks with Kristina Linberk, director of the Trails As Parks program.
- Herbs: Your Own Scratch ‘n Sniff Garden. Wednesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the colors, textures, and fragrances of an assortment of herbs during this hands-on presentation from Jennifer Garrison, education director at Mercer Botanic Gardens, and Jamie Hartwell, Mercer’s volunteer coordinator. Learn about the cultural requirements, culinary inspiration, historical aspects, and folklore of different herbs.
- Tall Tails: Urban Wildlife Myth Busters Tuesday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Anni Ranck, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center’s outreach coordinator, dispels common myths concerning local urban wildlife. Participants will discover how myths begin, solutions to common wildlife problems, and that truth really is stranger than fiction.
- Nature Night. Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Celebrate the end of the Summer Nature Series with an evening filled with outdoor fun! Enjoy a showing of Disney’s Monkey Kingdom on the big screen, along with a variety of outdoor activities. Nature enthusiasts will fall in love with this documentary following a family of monkeys navigating the complex social hierarchies of the jungle.
Parking is available along the park or on Wakeforest Avenue and Eastside Street. Additional public parking is available in the parking garage located at 2925 Richmond for a fee.
Levy Park is a vibrant six-acre City of Houston park located in the heart of the Upper Kirby District that leverages innovative environmental practices and hosts a multitude of family-friendly and community inclusive programming. The maintenance, operation, and programming of the Park is managed by the Levy Park Conservancy, an affiliate of the Upper Kirby District Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization.