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.
40 thoughts on “Let Me Introduce You to Smither Park”
Wow – this place is amazing-ness times ten! Love the mosaics and the vibe. Love the butterfly and the works in progress – because I like to see the creativity in process! Perfect (like you said) for photos!
Karen so glad you enjoyed the post! I can’t wait to go back and see what they create next!
Those mosaics are fantastic! I bet it was so colorful to walk through! What a fun park/art exhibit!
Marcie it was even more colorful in person! This day it was raining so I can’t wait to go see how the colors pop in the sunshine!
I love all the mosaic! When I lived in Nashville, there was a beautiful mosaic of a dragon in Dragon Park. It was gorgeous.
I have never heard of Dragon Park. My family lives near Nashville though so the next time I am in town I will have to check it out!
We were just in Houston and missed this! Next time we’re there we will definitely stop by here. Cool street art is right up our alley and this is super fascinating!
There are so many creative areas popping up all over town that it is easy to miss some of them! The next time you are in town hopefully you can check out the park! It will be even more built up by then so that will be perfect!
Oh this place is so beautiful! My husband is going to Houston next week and I so want to go with him to explore all these beautiful areas!
Awesome Angela!! There is so much to do in this area!! If you need any tips let me know!
what an awesome park! We have been talking about traveling out to Texas soon for vacation, and this seems like it would be a fun stop
Jessi if you visit Houston it is a great stop. There is a lot to do in this area! If you ever need any info don’t hesitate to email me!
Wow how absolutely creative! This is definitely something I would love to check out! I’m always looking for something different and I know my kids would definitely enjoy this place!
Katriza they would love it! If they are little you may want to take them on a sunny day. This day it was raining off and on and the walkways which some are made of mosaic as well were slippery. We were fine as adults, but little ones may have an issue.
You are correct – this does look like quite the hidden gem.
Your pictures are beautiful; they look amazing and Smither Park looks very colorful and unique.
Thank you so much! This day it was raining so I can’t wait to go back and take pics on a sunny day!
This looks like such a fun place to visit!! I love all the structures, so pretty.
It is a great place to check out Lydia!
Wow we had no idea this was here! Definitely have to add it to th travel bucketlist if we are in town!
Charlotte I just recently learned of it as well! It is a great place to check out on your next trip!
What an amazing place…those mosaics are wonderful! The best thing about taking part in blog comment posts are seeing all these wonderful places that we could visit in the US. We have only been to Vegas and Florida but I am becoming more and more intrigued by the wonderful places I read about!
Nicola I agree completely! It is so nice reading about the different places that we can visit without ever leaving the country! I am always discovering new places for the wish list on other blogs!
WOW how cool. I’ve been to Houston several times and never heard of it. As it turns out, my stepdaughter just moved there – I will definitely tell her about Smither Park. Thanks!
You are very welcome Heather! I grew up here and am still learning of different places so don’t feel bad! I hope your stepdaughter enjoys it when she has an opportunity to visit!
What a gorgeous place! I love mosaic, they always remind me of holiday because I’ve seen lots of them in Greece and Italy when I went there. x
I would love to visit Greece and Italy one day to see those!
The mosaic is absolutely gorgeous I have so many new places that I want to see I really need to get started in traveling
Jessica I so agree! My list never goes down no matter how much I try to travel!
That sure looks interesting. All of those bright colors and art looks amazing! Wow!
It is really awe inspiring!
My mom is getting treatment at MD Anderson and is always looking for things to do. I will be sharing this info about Smither Park with her so she can find ways to enjoy herself when she isn’t stuck at the medical center.
Blythe I am sorry to hear that your mom is in town for not the best reason, but I hope she can find some enjoyment at the park. And if you have to go through treatment there is no better place in the world than MD Anderson.
That is so interesting! I love art and pieces like these are some of my favorite works. They are a bit unusual, just like me!
Dawn unusual is the best way to be! 🙂
This place is so cool! It reminds me of an alice in wonderland type place. This would be so fun to explore and take pictures!!
Nikki it is very Alice isn’t it! I love that there are so many little details to discover!
There is nothing better than recycling thing and turning them into beautiful works of art! I think these are really amazing and I would love to take the kids here someday soon!
Amanda I agree! I love the concept of taking things that would otherwise be considered trash and creating something beautiful!
Wow those colors so beautiful. Recycled art and mosaics are by far my favorite. Thanks for sharing. I want to take my kids here.
Irina you are very welcome! I hope you and your little ones enjoy your time there!