This week, Lana and I explored Hermann Square, located at Smith & McKinney downtown. Here’s why this little park is worth checking out.
1) It might very possibly be downtown’s most serene spot. Gurgling water from a fountain, plenty of shade, a cool breeze, and colorful flowers. And, while you’ll see quite a few passersby during the week, most don’t have the time to linger, so you may have the square all to yourself.
2) It’s literally next door to the Central Library
, perfect for a picnic after a visit to the children’s area in the main library building.
3) It’s a great spot to rendezvous if one parent works downtown. The other parent or caregiver can bring baby over for a visit. When we came, Lana met her daddy for a lunch date in the park, followed by a brief visit to his office a few blocks away!
|“No, I don’t have an appointment. But I’m sure they’re expecting me.”
4) Urban architecture! Let’s be honest – many parts of Houston feel like the suburbs. It’s refreshing to hang out in a neighborhood that is most definitely urban. The first picture below is City Hall, which faces onto the square. The second is just a few blocks away.