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Sesquicentennial Park

All you need to know about the Park, including phone numbers, maps and directions, and
parking info. The 10.4-acre site flanks the bayou as it meanders past Wortham Theater Center.

A public facility that can be leased to ensure your event the maximum exposure and excitement

Houston's downtown Theater District isn't merely a neighborhood, it's a destination!



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Conceived in recognition of the City of Houston's 150th birthday in 1986, the Gazebo and Promenade areas offer a beautiful multi-level setting on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou (between Texas Ave. and Preston) adjacent to the Wortham Center. Cascading waterfalls and distinctive lighting make this area a popular setting for photo shoots and weddings. Event planners can take advantage of the waterway, green spaces, hike-and-bike trails, boat launches and other nearby venues (such as Bayou Place and the Aquarium Restaurant and Entertainment Facility) to put together a multi-faceted event. Artist Mel Chin's seven 70-foot pillars pay tribute to Houston past and present.

The second phase of the park opened in May 1998. The one-block green space, The Common (on Preston, between Bagby and Smith), has been the site of the Buffalo Bayou Regatta, crawfish festivals and other events.

On November 18, 2009, Houston City Council renamed the Common “Baker Common” after the James A. Baker family and agreed to accept a privately-funded monument that honors the historic family. The project includes a statue of James A. Baker, III, the 61st U.S. Secretary of State, as well as plaques of him and three of his forebears who played significant roles in Houston’s development.