Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Art in Parks

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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 that renovation projects in Hermann Park have caused some of the artwork to be removed for storage and conservation. All artworks will be returned to locations in the park upon completion of construction in late 2014.

How to Experience Art In Parks

On the Street

  • Using your cell phone, visit www.houstonparks.org/ArtInParks, then select the "Art In Parks" map to begin your tour of municipal art
  • Scan the QR code at www.houstonparks.org 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 www.houstonparks.org/ArtInParks 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.

Art Acquisition and Conservation

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 Fountain
George H. Hermann Statue
George H. Hermann Statue (Gragg)
Great Confucius
Grecian Dancer
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