The amazing thing about the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston, Texas, is that there is always a hidden gem that is yet to be discovered. One such gem that I had the chance to recently visit is Smither Park. After seeing this spot time and time again on Instagram I knew I had to see it in person. Pictures do not do it justice!
Smither Park is dedicated to the memory of John H. Smither who was a longtime supporter of the arts. According to their official website, it is meant to be a testimony to the vibrancy and creativity of the city of Houston. I must say it is a job well done! If this space doesn’t show the creativity of the citizens of Houston, then I don’t know what would!
The park made up of mosaics created from recycled and found materials, can be used for weddings, picnics and other events. It is a great place, obviously, for photography!
You can have your stuffy castles! I shall take this throne in the center of an explosion of creativity!
As you can see from some of the unfinished space this is still a work in progress. While the completed portions are insanely beautiful and detailed I also love the fact that there is more to come. This means you may visit now, yet have new things to see on your next trip. And trust me you will want to make many more trips!
To see it for yourself:
Smither Park is located at 2441 Munger Street in Houston, Texas.