During the Super Bowl, this park opened as a big green event space. Then, after the event, fences went up and major construction started.
I was curious in what Midtown Park might become... but I was not in much of a hurry for it to be ready... BUT when I saw the play area go up, I could not wait for the project to be done.
AND now Midtown Park is open!
The rest of the big urban park has a reflecting pool and waterfall, big lawn, stage and dog park... plus a bayou landscape waterway and interactive water feature.
At the "Bayou", the recirculating water mimics the bayous in Houston... including the birds and butterflies. At "Rain", jets and a thin sheet of water cools you off and water droplets pop up and fall like a rain storm.
This park is right along the METRORail tracks on Main Street, just south of McGowen. You can take the train or drive. There is a paid lot under the park, metered parking on Travis (except for during rush hours) and free parking on side streets (which is what I did).