Art in Parks

Art In Parks is a multi-platform guide to outdoor art in the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) system. Available as a publication, by cell phone, or on the web, Art In Parks offers information on 91 pieces of municipal art located in 24 parks across the city.

The Art In Parks collection has been divided into three tour guides to compliment the visitor's municipal art experience within Houston parks. The guides include: Art In Parks: Sam Houston/Buffalo Bayou Parks, Art in Parks: Hermann Park, and Art In Parks: Greater Houston Area. All three brochures are available at HPARD Community Centers and the City of Houston Visitor's Center and are available for download on this site. Download your Art In Parks brochure today:

Please note: due to the renovation of the Houston Garden Center into the McGovern Centennial Gardens, some of Hermann Park’s artworks have been repositioned within the park..


On the Street:

  • Using your cell phone, visit, then select the "Art In Parks" map to begin your tour of municipal art
  • Scan the QR code at to take the Art In Parks map with you as you visit Houston Parks and Recreation Department parks
  • Pick up a free Art in Parks map from the City of Houston Visitors Center located in City Hall, a HPARD Community Center or a Houston Public Library and begin your tour

At Home:

  • Visit and enjoy Art In Parks from your home computer.


Art In Parks is funded by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.


In 1999, the City of Houston established an ordinance mandating that 1.75% of qualified Capital Improvement Project monies be set aside for civic art. The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) was formed through the merger of the Cultural Arts Council Houston/Harris County, the Municipal Art Commission, & the Civic Art Committee. HAA serves as a unified entity to fund, advocate, preserve, & promote the arts in the Houston & Harris County region.

Art In Parks is made possible through a generous grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.


African Elephant
 Alexander Hodge Memorial
 Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
 Armillary Sphere
 Atropos Key
 Benito Juarez
 Bernardo O'Higgins
 Bienvenidos A Nuestra Mesa
 Cancer…There Is Hope
 Challenger Memorial
 Charlotte Allen Fountain
 Christopher Columbus
 Columbia Memorial
 Dick Dowling
 Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
 Dr. Jose P. Rizal
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Bricker)
 Evelyn's Friends
 Field Marshall Ramon Castilla
 Fleming Park Bird Totem
 Fonde Totem Poles
 George H. Hermann Statue
 George H. Hermann Statue (Gragg)
 Great Confucius
Gus S. Wortham Fountain
 Herring Coe Bas Reliefs
 Hooded Cobra
 Hyde Park Fountain
 Japanese Garden Lantern
 Japanese Stone Lantern
 John B. Connally
 Jose de San Martin
 Jose Marti
 Kugel Ball Fountain
 Large Spindle Piece
 Lillian Schnitzer Fountain
 Lombard Lamp
 Lunar Footprint
 MacGregor Monument
 Mahatma Gandhi
 Moonscape Bench
 Neuhaus Fountain Coyotes
 Oliver Twist
 One Step for Mankind
 Passage Inacheve
 Pillot Dogs
 Pioneer Memorial
 Points of View
 Police Officer Memorial
Portable Trojan Bear
 Pueblo Bonito
 Robert Burns
 Rolling Bear Cubs
 Sam Houston Monument
 Scanlan Fountain
 Shady Grove
 Silver Spike
 Simon Bolivar
 Sleepy Hollow Fountain
 Spirit of the Confederacy
 Standing Vase
 Sweeney Clock
 The Great Adventure
 Three Quarter Time
 U.S.S. Houston Monument
 Untitled (Bronze Disks)
 Untitled (Orangutan)
 Vicente Rocafuerte
 Wilkenfeld Bench
 Witness to Freedom
 World War II Memorial
 World War I Monument
 Wortham Fountains

Art In Parks is Funded by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance