Camp Logan/Rice Military neighborhood, next to Memorial Park, played an important role in Houston’s history. Created in 1917-1918 as a training facility for the United States Army, Camp John A. Logan, named for the founder of Memorial Day, was constructed on 1,400 acres three and one-half miles west of downtown and prepared more than 30,000 soldiers for service on the Western Front in World War I.
Today, Camp Logan/Rice Military is a residential neighborhood of older and recently constructed homes and townhomes enhanced by proximity to Memorial Park, one of the nation’s largest public parks, and its location inside Loop-610. A landmark of the neighborhood is an oak tree that predates the Republic of Texas. Camp Logan/Rice Military is only minutes from downtown, the Museum District, and Houston’s best shopping.