Lana and I visited Memorial City Mall recently…but shopping wasn’t on our agenda! Instead, we checked out the new green space at the mall – The Square. We loved this baby-and-toddler-friendly park!
We had a little bit of trouble locating The Square, leading us to circle the parking lots for a few minutes. Don’t be like me; take a minute to figure out where it is before you go. (You can find it here, between the Cheesecake Factory and Maggiano’s). Once we arrived, Lana was very impressed by the water feature at the entrance. I barely managed to usher her forward into the actual park!
The main part of The Square is a large green space. As you can see, there is still a bit of construction residue (though I didn’t see or hear any active construction happening while we visited). A group of moms was in the midst of a stroller fitness class when we stopped by, and cartoons were playing on a giant TV screen. Overall the space felt safe and clean, with very few ways for a wily toddler to escape. We liked that it was shaded (at least in the morning!) and covered with astroturf.
While the main space was fun, we spent most of our time in a little toddler corner, which beckoned Lana with brightly-colored logs and tunnels and animals:
She climbed through the tunnels and on top of the stump, petted the animals, and had a blast!
I’m not sure whether this was supposed to be a slide, but Lana definitely turned it into one!
We spent about an hour here and could have stayed longer if I didn’t have errands to run. I found it easy to sit back and enjoy a book while Lana played – with such a small, open space, I had no trouble keeping an eye on her. We’re so excited to have a place to play outside next time we’re stopping by the mall!
If You Go:
- Address: 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024
- Parking: Free in the Memorial City Mall parking lots