Market Square Park – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time
Appropriate Age: Any age. Dogs and people welcome.
Market Square Park is one of our favorite Houston parks, and we’ve reviewed it many times before. That said, it is missing from the weekly park series so I want to tell you all about it again!
Market Square “burned through” 3 City Hall buildings and finally became a parking lot. In 2010, the renovated park was reopened. And it is awesome!
Market Square Park is about ten blocks from Discovery Green, but it has an attitude all its own. The park is busy but not crowded. There are frequent events, but on a much smaller scale. All in all, it is much calmer and a good place to relax with the family.
After lunch we walk the few blocks to our favorite mysterious red button on the bayou. We press it and giggle until we can take no more and head down to the bayou trail.
At Market Square, metered street parking is available and is free after 6:00pm or on Sunday. There is a hidden bathroom in the Niko Nikos building. If you ask the staff, they can unlock the unmarked door.
For more details on the park, go HERE!