Midtown Park Plaza is a multi-use outdoor space located on the corner of McGowen and Travis St. in Midtown Houston. The Plaza includes a lush, green lawn area and serves as the “front porch” to the award-winning Midtown Park. It’s located just steps away from the McGowen Station METRORail stop and offers a multitude of experiences.
The Plaza features a dedicated section for table tennis, and a captivating glass mosaic art installation titled Mary-Am which is also a six-tiered water fountain. The Plaza stays cool throughout the day with shaded trees and is patrolled by area officers. Parking is available at the nearby Midtown Park Parking facility.
The park is open to the public daily from 8am – 10pm. Be sure to check our calendar of events here before planning your visit.
The full six-acre site bounded by Main St., McGowen St., Travis St., and Anita St. – which was commonly referred to as the SuperBlock for many years – was jointly developed through a public-private partnership between MRA and Camden Property Trust. This dynamic mixed-use project includes a public park, retail space, and public parking garage developed by Midtown Houston, and a private eight-story multifamily residential development by Camden.
Midtown Park offers three acres of new public urban park and open space with complementary pedestrian-oriented streetscapes. The park’s larger greenspace – located on the 2.5-acre site south of the multifamily development – includes a great lawn, a flexible pavilion, a wetland stream and trail, native landscaping, interactive water feature, playground, public art, game courts, market areas, and a dog park. A wide array of festivals, performances, markets, and other events keep the park exciting throughout the year. Additionally, the park features a half-acre retail plaza located adjacent to McGowen St., which will include a full service restaurant, a food and beverage kiosk, and public plaza space next to the METRORail station. The park’s underground parking garage provides 400 spaces for public use.
Successful parks are a key component of sustainable infrastructure and a healthy vibrant quality of life. Midtown Park acts as a catalyst to attract new development and bring a new level of revitalization to an already vibrant Midtown Houston community.
To allow for easy access to the park, parking is conveniently located below the park at 2811 Travis St. This covered and energy efficient parking facility holds up to 400 vehicles, is well lit, and provides 24/7 security. The facility has an exit that leads directly to the park grounds, two exits that lead to Main St. and another two that lead to Travis St. All access points are located within walking distance to many Midtown destinations. Credit cards and cash are accepted; the rates are:
- Monday-Friday 7am- 6pm -$1.00/hour with an eight hour maximum
- Monday-Friday 6pm- 7am – $5.00 flat
- Saturday and Sunday- $5.00 flat (Weekend and evening rates subject to change based on local events)
For questions or concerns contact Becky Cass, Area Manager.
Midtown Park is also accessible via the McGowen Station METRORail stop. Bcycle and Zipcar locations are also located near the park.