There is no shortage of tourist attractions in Houston as there are tons of exciting and entertaining things to do. However, if you are looking for a unique one of a kind experience, you and the family should consider checking out Gerald D. Hines Waterall Park.
This park is located at 2800 Post Oak Boulevard and is basically a 2.77-acre park that features a 64-foot semi-circular fountain. This fountain alone is impressive as it circulates exactly 11,000 gallons of water per minute. The water cascades down the inner and outer structure of the wall.
A History Of Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
The park was built in 1983. This was nearly 35 years ago and the park today is still the community centerpiece for Uptown Houston. The park is currently owned by the City of Houston, but before the city took it over in December 2008 it was privately owned and operated.
In December 2008 Mayor Bill White took the opportunity to acquire the park through the city with the hopes of preserving it. The investment proved to be fruitful and is now recognized as a landmark and will stand out in the city for years to come. Find More about Bear Creek Pioneers Park
The Park Rules
Before traveling to the beautiful 2.27-acre park there are a few things that you need to know ahead of time. There are certain rules that must be followed and they were designed to be taken seriously. Breaking the rules could result in large fines or even jail time.
The park is only open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The rules are: no climbing, playing, or bathing in the waterwall basin, no littering, no outdoor cooking or fires, no glass bottles or containers, no alcoholic beverage, no firearms or weapons, no camping, no flying kites, no biking, no skateboarding, no rollerblading, no football, no baseball, no soccer, and no frisbee.