Things to Do with Kids

From outdoor activities to unique dining opportunities created specifically for kids, Deer Park has several attractions that appeal to families!


Deer Park’s Parks and Recreation Department

We invite you to come take a walk at the Deer Park Nature Preserve, located at 2500 E. 13th Street!

While enjoying the biodiversity of the Deer Park Nature Preserve, please remember that protected plants and animals are present in the area.  In studying and restoring both the wetland and the prairie, it is important to safeguard creatures and habitats from human interference. 

A trail system is in place to not only protect attendees as well as the rare plants and animals that live in the nature preserve. 

The southernmost 17 acres of land includes a Conservation Easement to ensure the wetlands are never developed or destroyed.  This means that boardwalks and general access to the area is prohibited.  A buffer of trees will remain along the boardwalk in the area to encourage migratory birds to continue to use the site with little to no disturbance. 

Please remember all dogs must remain on a leash and no bikes are permitted on the trails.


The San Jacinto Monument and MuseumSanJacintoMonument

SPOTLIGHT: San Jacinto Day Festival 

Just twenty minutes from downtown Houston, locals and out-of-towners alike can turn an afternoon daytrip into a trip back in time — at the San Jacinto Museum of History.

The San Jacinto Museum of History creates and hosts a variety of exhibits featuring regional art and artifacts — in a way that’s interesting and informative. These exhibits change from time to time, always giving fresh insight into our past, present and future.

Visit their website for more information.








Sweet Rainbow Café Appetizing rainbow crepe cake slice with someone cutting it with a fork

Bring the kids to the Sweet Rainbow Café and they’ll enjoy rainbow-themed décor, unicorn smoothies and more! The Sweet Rainbow Café is decorated with stuffed animals, pink unicorns, balloons and rainbows. Enjoy delicious smoothies, bubble teas, cupcakes and cookies. While you enjoy your delicious treats, play one of the many board games available at the café. Bring the family for a one-of-a-kind experience!

Don’t forget about their Happy Hour, which is Monday through Friday from 5:30PM-7PM. 

Check out their Facebook page for more information!