The Commons at Hermann Park

Houston, Texas

Situated on a 26-acre parcel in the southwest corner of Hermann Park, The Commons provides a distinctive neighborhood playground experience. The development offers inclusive and expansive play options as its central focus. At the core of The Commons play area, visitors will find a towering 45-foot rocket ship slide and a contemporary carousel. The Cypress Grove playground features vibrant equipment inspired by Houston’s native flora and fauna, including representations of snakes and alligators. Surrounding the Splash Cove, a dynamic splash pad, are slender towers that add to the playful atmosphere. Additionally, the Bayou area provides a range of water-based playground activities for children, as outlined by the conservancy. The park renovation emphasizes the natural beauty of the area, highlighting Hermann Park’s iconic oak trees and enhancing the overall experience for visitors of all ages.

Architect: Marlon Blackwell (Structures) / MVVA (Landscaping)

Project Completion: April 2024

Project Budget: $48,000,000