Hermann Park Parking Lots, Fees & Tips

Hermann Park is located in the heart of Houston; it’s in the southern part of the Museum District and right north of the Texas Medical Center. The park is home to multiple cultural institutions and draws approximately six million visitors per year! For this reason, you might need help locating suitable Hermann Park parking, and that’s where Parking Access comes in! Discover all visitor parking services, including both free and paid options, ADA spots, and street parking availability. You’ll also learn how to take public transit to the park and avoid parking altogether.

All Hermann Park Parking Options

Whether you want to visit a cultural establishment like the Houston Museum, play golf, or have a picnic, you’ll be able to find a convenient parking space nearby! The park offers complimentary parking lots, reserved parking areas, and accessible stalls for individuals with disabilities. Check out the Hermann Park parking lot map, and keep scrolling to discover the nitty-gritty of each car parking service.

Hermann Park Parking Map
Hermann Park Parking Map

Where To Find Free Hermann Park Parking

Here are the best on-site lots for park visitors available at no charge:

  • Hermann Park Parking Lot A at the Sam Houston Monument;
  • Houston Zoo Parking Lots G, F, and H
  • Lots E and D near Miller Outdoor Theatre;
  • Hermann Park Parking Lot C with new entry points at Crawford and Jackson Streets. 

Free parking is also available at the golf course clubhouse at the corner of Almeda and MacGregor (Lot M) and the Bayou Parkland Pavilion (Lot P).  

Paid & Reserved Parking at Hermann Park

In addition to free parking, Hermann Park guests can take advantage of convenient covered parking in one of the following parking garages:

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science Parking has a $20 rate for the general public and a $10 rate for HMNS members.
  • Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Garage at 6400 Fannin St. can provide you with a reserved spot for $10 per day on weekends.

Rates are subject to change, so be sure to check for up-to-date information before you head to the park!

Accessible Parking Availability

Limited ADA parking spaces are available in all Hermann Park parking lots and at several on-street locations throughout the park—see the photo below. If you opt for paid garage parking, note that the above-listed parking rates will apply. Those who want to explore the loop trail should arrive early to take advantage of one of the four ADA spots in the paved lot at the trail’s northeast end.

ADA Parking In Hermann Park
ADA Parking In Hermann Park

Helpful Parking Tips for Weekend Visits

Saturday and Sunday visits tend to be rather stressful for drivers due to a large number of visitors. For this reason, we recommend the following if you plan to come on a weekend:

  • Arrive before 8 AM to locate a suitable spot in one of the on-site parking lots.
  • Look for street parking near Hermann Park to avoid the crowds and traffic lines on Hermann Park Drive. Ample metered parking is available within a few blocks.
  • Use public transportation. See the following section to discover the closest METRORail stations and fares.

Note that Hermann Park is open daily from 6 AM to 11 PM except on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Japanese Garden is open from 9 AM to 6 PM, while McGovern Centennial Gardens closes at 7 PM. Hours for the Herman Park Railroad and pedal boats vary and are subject to change.

How To Take Public Transit to Houston’s Hermann Park

Riding METRORail to the park is the best alternative to parking, and these are the closest light rail stops:

  • Hermann Park/Rice U Station at Fannin and Sunset Streets;
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station at Cambridge and Fannin Streets;
  • Museum District Station between Ewing and Binz Streets right north of the park.

All stations are on the METRO Red Line, which travels between the Northline Transit Center and Fannin South. The standard METRORail fare is $1.25 per ride.

Hermann Park Lake
Hermann Park Lake

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Also, if you’re planning a trip and flying out of the city, check out the following links and use our booking form to find the cheapest parking near IAH or HOU. 


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