Hermann Park named one of America's best public spaces

By Frank Espinoza - News Producer

HOUSTON, Texas - Hermann Park is considered one of the crown jewels among Houston's parks, and now a national organization is taking notice.

The American Planning Association has named Hermann Park as one of six great public spaces on the organization's annual great places in America list.

Thousands of people visit the park every day, some just to relax, others to check out the beautiful surroundings.

It's all that beauty that has helped it win the major honor.

Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for the future.

Hermann Park spans 445 acres and includes the Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science and the always popular Miller Outdoor Theatre.    

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