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Spotted in Hermann Park

Dylan Aguilar
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Gibson family

Melissa Gibson and her sons, Drew and Cade, play at the Hermann Park playground. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Fall can go by almost unnoticed in Houston, but at Hermann Park there is an abundance of autumn scenery. Leaves fall from the curly oak trees that shade the path along the reflection pond. A chilly breeze blows over the expansive pond where ducks gather around families sprinkling bits of bread in the water. An elderly couple sits in the spot with the best view, looking out across the pond. 

“This is our little treat, to come here after school,” said Melissa Gibson, who was watching her sons, Drew and Cade, play on a tire swing. The Gibsons, who are members at the Houston Zoo, often visit Hermann Park for the long train ride that winds through the grounds of the 103-year-old park.  

Duck pond

Hermann Park visitors can stop by the duck pond for a touch of autumn scenery. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Colors are another indicator of the season in Hermann Park. Trees are laden with warm tones, shades of green, yellow and orange. Artist Jessi Shu picked the perfect day to paint in the park. “This is my first time coming out here and bringing the whole set-up,” said Shu, sitting on a stool surrounded by her rolling supply chest filled with brushes and paints. Her dog Isabel stood watch over the artist’s work station, no doubt happy to be out in the park on a fall day. 

See photos below from this beautiful fall day around Hermann Park, and see our recent slideshow: Spotted in Memorial Park.

  • Holly and Jim Liechty

    Holly and Jim Liechty stop along a tree-lined path at Hermann Park. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Safaa Al-Johar, Marwah Al-Johar, Alia Al-Johar,

    Safaa Al-Johar with his wife Marwah and daughter Alia by the splash fountain at Hermann Park. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Carolyn Peyrari, Maria Gonzales

    Carolyn Peyrari with her friend Maria Gonzales walk along the Hermann Park walking path. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Reyes family

    The Reyes family - Noah, Chevy, J.J., Ellinore, George, Christina and Mortina - picnic in the shade at Hermann Park. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Nakamura family

    Macial Sr., Alexandra, Macial Jr., David and Zonnia Nakamura visit the pond at Hermann Park. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Jose Ogora and Ana Alvarez

    Jose Ogora and Ana Alvarez spend the afternoon at Hermann Parks’ duck pond. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Jessi Shu

    Artist Jessi Shu paints under an oak tree at Hermann Park with her dog, Isabel. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Fall colors

    Hermann Park is starting to show fall colors. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Holly and Jim Liechty
  • Safaa Al-Johar, Marwah Al-Johar, Alia Al-Johar,
  • Carolyn Peyrari, Maria Gonzales
  • Reyes family
  • Nakamura family
  • Jose Ogora and Ana Alvarez
  • Jessi Shu
  • Fall colors

More photos

Holly and Jim Liechty

Holly and Jim Liechty stop along a tree-lined path at Hermann Park. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Safaa Al-Johar, Marwah Al-Johar, Alia Al-Johar,

Safaa Al-Johar with his wife Marwah and daughter Alia by the splash fountain at Hermann Park. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Carolyn Peyrari, Maria Gonzales

Carolyn Peyrari with her friend Maria Gonzales walk along the Hermann Park walking path. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Reyes family

The Reyes family - Noah, Chevy, J.J., Ellinore, George, Christina and Mortina - picnic in the shade at Hermann Park. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Nakamura family

Macial Sr., Alexandra, Macial Jr., David and Zonnia Nakamura visit the pond at Hermann Park. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Jose Ogora and Ana Alvarez

Jose Ogora and Ana Alvarez spend the afternoon at Hermann Parks’ duck pond. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Jessi Shu

Artist Jessi Shu paints under an oak tree at Hermann Park with her dog, Isabel. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Fall colors

Hermann Park is starting to show fall colors. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

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