Smither Park is coming to life on a half-acre of land adjacent to the Orange Show Monument. Designed by visionary artist and builder Dan Phillips, the park is in memory of John H. Smither, a long-time supporter and collector of folk art and former board member of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Inspired by the aesthetics and philosophy of the Orange Show, Smither Park will be a testimony to the vibrancy and creativity of the city of Houston.A visit to Smither Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Houston trip tool to plot your vacation.
Smither Park Reviews
This park is amazing!! The artisans that are creating this park truly have some vision!!! Each section is captivating. The work is very unique!! more »
We were pleasantly surprised and impressed by the quality of the work and imagination of the artists at this park. Especially since all or most of the items used are found items and the artists are vo... more »
Amazing little spot. Lots of extremely creative mosaic sculpture. Some of it still in progress. There's a bit of shade in the park in case it's hot. The "public restroom" is a capacious port-a-potty. Plenty of nearby on-street parking, at least when we were there.
It's very creative and environment friendly park. It's a nice place to go for a walk and have some beautiful pics. Though it is small, it's interesting. Some items are still under construction. Don't expect something very great. It's small and interesting. You can spend 30 min to 1 hour hardly. The art work they did is great. Better to go in day time. It's more inside the old city and might not be safe to be alone after dusk.
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