SMITHER PARK'S FEATURES
Smither Park is an outrageous, fanciful, functional play land that features a multitude of different, exciting and interactive features. Our commitment to sustainability and recycling inspires the decorative elements by exploring the reuse and repurposing of materials like broken ceramic, bottle caps, tiles, and sea shells. To date, over 300 artists have contributed permanent mosaic masterpieces to Smither Park.
The Lindley Fish is a covered stage that anchors one end of the park. Designed and constructed by artist Matt Gifford, it's interior is decorated to resemble the inside of a fish's mouth with street signs, mirror shards and frame samples in a wide range of designs and textures. The outside looks like a giant bold and colorful anglerfish. The Lindley Fish is a space used for dance, film, theater and musical performances throughout the year. Click here to learn more.
The Memory Wall spans the length of Smither Park, approximated 400', and features over 60 different mosaic panels designed by artists and individuals from across the country. Click here to learn more.
The Johnson Marble Tower houses a custom built "marble roll." Here visitors can watch marbles follow a myriad of pathways through a fascinating maze. Click here to learn more.
The Marilyn Oshman Meditation Garden is a pensive area to escape the fast pace of everyday life while enjoying the beauty that surrounds. It is perfect for puppet shows, interactive plays and very small weddings or wedding photos. Click here to learn more.
The Vinson & Elkins Pavilion is located in the center of the park is a large 50 x 30 foot covered area with a 12 foot high ceiling. It provides a staging area for activities, with space for tables and chairs to accommodate various size groups. Click here to learn more.
The Swings at Smither Park are designed for relaxing with friends and family while taking in the entirety of the park's landscape. Currently under the process of being hand-embelished with mosaics, the Swings play a central role in the park's whimsical and inviting nature. Click here to learn more.
Throughout Smither Park, mosaic-embedded walkways designed by three Houston artists connect all parts of the space. From a bayou-scape to art cars to various sidewalk games, the walkways are a beautiful addition to Smither Park. Click here to learn more.