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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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A downtown park

The fountain in the park is its best feature. Wouldn't call it a place that must be visited. Otherwise it provides a place in downtown Houston to be under the trees. The park in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The city has let this park become a homeless campground. The fountains have been empty for more than a year, the sidewalks are covered with bird poop, and there are dozens of homeless living there. Do not go, do not even put it on your list!

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The fountain in the park is its best feature. Wouldn't call it a place that must be visited. Otherwise it provides a place in downtown Houston to be under the trees. The park in front of City Hall across the street is usually a better place to be.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is nice when the water is on and clean -- but that isn't very often as far as I can tell. Centrally located to city hall and the theaters (which are pluses). Seems to be a popular hangout for the homeless, but police presence (due to proximity to city hall) should keep you safe.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Much improved area for runners and bikers. Was away from downtown area for 3 years while living oversea. Work had just begun on park when I left and upon return last year, improvements were very noticeable. Plenty of water stops and paths are much more level than before. Too bad heat/humidity in Houston is so brutal because as a lunchtime... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Between Walker and Rusk Sts. east of Smith St., Houston, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown

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