Camp Logan refers to a small neighborhood adjacent to Memorial park, bound by Arnott Street to the south, Westcott Street to the east, and Memorial Park to the west and north. It is a relatively small neighborhood that consists mainly of attached and freestanding townhomes.
Due to the irregular triangular street pattern, there are several small pocket parks in the community, adding a surprising element of openness to this serene urban community. One would never know that the bustling Washington corridor lies just beyond the community’s edge. The neighborhood is popular among young professionals and young families who enjoy the neighborhood’s fantastic location in close proximity to Downtown, Uptown/The Galleria and other major employment centers, and enjoys easy access to I-10 and the 610 loop.
The name Camp Logan originally referred to a military training camp that existed mainly on the land currently occupied by Memorial Park, as well as the site of the Camp Logan community proper and the Crestwood neighborhood to the south. The camp was active during the World War I era and development began following the war. While most of the camp became Memorial Park, some was developed into this early Houston suburb. As Houston urbanized, the neighborhood became a target for redevelopment and almost all original houses have been replaced by relatively recent townhomes.
Good to Know:
Camp Logan is patrolled by Houston Police Department’s Central Patrol Division. The Central Patrol Division is located at 61 Riesner St; the closest police station is located in the Heights area at 1127 N Shepherd Dr.
Fire protection is provided by the Houston Fire Depatment’s Station 11, located nearby at 460 T.C. Jester Blvd.
The nearest post office is located at 1050 Yale Street in the Heights area.
Shopping and Dining:
Camp Logan is located at the edge of Houston’s vibrant Washington corridor, which is home to many of Houston’s most sought-after dining hotspots, including Benjy’s On Washington and Laurenzo’s. The Washington corridor is also home to some of Houston’s best nightlife, with several upscale bars located only about a mile away from Camp Logan.
Several shopping options are also located nearby. The Galleria and its surroundings are flocked to by the luxury crowd, and the River Oaks Shopping Center and Highland Village cater to upscale tastes from fashion to home furnishings, while the Montrose/Lower Westheimer area caters to more eclectic tastes.
Camp Logan is located within the Houston Independent School District. Elementary school students residing in Camp Logan are zoned to attend Memorial Middle School, which is located at the edge of the neighborhood on Arnott Street, on former Camp Logan grounds.
Middle school students residing in Camp Logan are zoned to attend Hogg Middle School, which is located in The Heights area’s Norhill. High school students residing in Camp Logan are zoned to attend Lamar High School, located in the River Oaks area.
Private schools in the area include St. Thomas High School, St. John’s School, St. Anne Catholic School, Awty International School, and St. Theresa Catholic School, which is located within the neighborhood.
Parks & Recreation:
In the shadow of the heavily wooded Memorial Park, residents enjoy adjacency to the park’s many amenities, including a golf course, tennis courts, jogging and biking trails, playgrounds, and swimming pool.