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Tranquility Park

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Address: Between Walker and Rusk Sts. east of Smith St., Houston, TX
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This used to be so beautiful

But I must be honest... Sorry if this sounds political but the truth is this simple. Houston has sooo many glorious sights that have just gone to ground. When voter;s vote... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2014
EM L
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Houston, Texas
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Los Angeles
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312 reviews 312 reviews
259 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Wow! This was the LEAST tranquil place in Houston. We made a special point to walk through the park, instead of other activities. BIG mistake. There were a lot of people hanging, they looked like they were up to no good, so we stayed clear. But there was one woman screaming at one of the men and it was a... More 

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Leicester
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128 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Close to the City Hall we found it full of down & outers lying around killing time. What could be a nice area came across as a place where you would not want to put yourself in so we gave it a wide berth and looked for more pleasant parts of Houston to visit.

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Top Contributor
283 reviews 283 reviews
76 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

the natural ponds, grasses and setting make this an oasis in the middle of concrete hats off to the city

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We recently visited the park, while spending the weekend in Houston. I was looking forward to visiting the park because I find the Apollo missions very interesting. We arrived at the park on a hot October Sunday afternoon. But unfortunately the park seemed to have been abandoned by the city. The famous fountains were all switched off, empty and almost... More 

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Plano, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The place was run-down. The fountain was shut off. It appeared the city of Houston decided to abandon this park. There were a few skateboarders. The area felt unsafe.

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

But I must be honest... Sorry if this sounds political but the truth is this simple. Houston has sooo many glorious sights that have just gone to ground. When voter;s vote against any taxes to keep these places of beauty up, they hurt the city and themselves. This area contains a lot of homeless, trash and the water doesn't even... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I went sight-seeing in Houston while visiting his sister. He is an Architecture major and it looked interesting so we decided to stop. The park was warn down with garbage everywhere and the whole water fountain design was WATERLESS and dirty like it had been waterless for a while. This was a large letdown from the picture... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Humble, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I love just going here and sitting. This is a great place to go and think or get in touch with your inner voice.

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Klein, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Cool little haven of water and trees in downtown Houston. Walk around and enjoy it when you're in town on business, or walk by when you're touring historic district. No facilities I don't think but just a walk through is nice.

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is overrated. It's not well maintained. There are a lot of homeless people here and a lot of kids who skateboard and smoke here. Don't bother wasting your time. You won't be tranquil watching your back the whole time.

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