Memorial Park is 1,500 acres. At almost twice the size of Central Park, it's one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It was home to Camp Logan, where 70,000 soldiers trained for battle during World War 1.
It is an archeological protected site and is the only camp remaining in the United States that has not been developed. After the war in early 1924, Will and Mike Hogg purchased 1,503 acres of Camp Logan land and sold it to Houston.
The city used it as a "memorial" park dedicated to the memory of soldiers who lost their lives in the war.
The Houton arboretum and botanical garden sits on 155 acres within Memorial Park. One of the most iconic features of the park is the 600 acre golf course. It has hosted the Houston Open on the PGA tour 15 times.