Explore Houston’s Market Square Park

Market Square Park is one of my favorite Downtown destinations. The area is rich in Houston history. Just blocks away from Allen’s Landing, the park served as the original town center, where an open-air marketplace and four City Hall buildings once stood. You can even trace the footprint of a former City Hall’s foundation by following the black granite band around the large middle lawn space!  

The park also functions as an art space filled with sculpture, repurposed architectural fragments from demolished downtown buildings, whimsical tile mosaic benches, and a wood-carved pup napping near the dog run.

Their calendar is filled with a variety of events during the week and weekends, from workouts to movie nights. Save the date for these upcoming highlights.

  • Blanket Bingo: Win prizes while supporting Buffalo Bayou Partnership. ($10 admission, Thursday, 9/19 at 6 pm)
  • Body by Broadway: Sing along to your favorite show tunes during this one-hour workout. (Free, Tuesday, 9/24 at 6:30 pm)
  • Movie Night: Watch Simon Pegg battle zombies in Shaun of The Dead. (Free, Wednesday, 10/2 at 7:30 pm)
  • A Night At Market Square: This year’s Annual Historic Market Square Neighborhood Block Party celebrates Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with live music, a pop-up market, and a community altar where all are welcome to leave a token in memory of a loved one. (Free, Saturday, 10/12 at 6:00 pm)  

Get out and explore Market Square Park!