Sesquicentennial Park

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From this vantage point, it’s not unusual to see people leisurely floating down the bayou in pontoon boats or rowing away in their kayaks as they enjoy nature and the city’s magnificent skyline at the same time. But there’s a lot to enjoy on foot in this lush park, including a promenade, gardens, gazebo, cascading waterfall, and a soaring sculpture called Seven Wonders by artist Mel Chin. The seven stainless steel columns of this art work thrust up 70 feet to symbolize the different resources that have made the city great and are etched with 150 children’s drawings depicting agriculture, energy, manufacturing, medicine, philanthropy, technology, and transportation. Located in the heart of Houston’s theater district flanking the Wortham Center between Preston and Prairie Streets, Sesquicentennial Park is the spot for several events including the raucous Buffalo Bayou Regatta.


Sesquicentennial Park
400 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002


Open Now
Sun: 6 am-11 pm
Mon: 6 am-11 pm
Tue: 6 am-11 pm
Wed: 6 am-11 pm
Thu: 6 am-11 pm
Fri: 6 am-11 pm
Sat: 6 am-11 pm

Good to Know

  • Free Admission