My hubby and I are relatively new to Houston. We haven’t yet lived here one year, and are slowly getting to know the area’s attractions. This city is so completely huge that you really can find anything you want in terms of things to do.
It just so happens that my freshman year roommate now lives in Houston, and we HAD to get together when I came apartment hunting a year ago May. We went to brunch with my mom, went wedding dress shopping (as I was planning our wedding at the time), I said “YES” to the dress (!), and then we ended up at the Waterwall!
I didn’t quite know what to expect. I remember thinking, “Sooooo, a wall of water?” I definitely couldn’t picture what I was going to see.
Let me give you some history on this beautiful park. The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park was created in 1983. It started off as a privately owned park, but the city bought it in 2008 in an effort to preserve an important amenity of the city. Situated on 2.8 acres of land is this semi-circular “architectural fountain” that is 64 feet tall. Each minute that you stand there looking at this fountain, in a trance-like state I might add, you will witness 11,000 gallons of water recirculating as it cascades down the fountain walls. The park is lined with oak trees which gives a nice respite from the blazing Houston sun.
When we got there it was really beautiful right in the middle of all the Uptown hustle and bustle, but it’s laid out in such a way that you don’t notice the streets or traffic surrounding the park.
You’ll see dogs running, people picnicking, photographers with their clients, and business people enjoying some fresh air.
If you want to see a beautiful landmark in the middle of a city, then this place is for you! I recommend going in the evening when the sun isn’t so hot and you can linger on the lawn and enjoying the babbling of the Waterwall.
If you know of any other cool and beautiful spots around Houston, PLEASE let me know in the comments! We love to be tourists and see new things!
love & cupcakes,