Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

In the heart of the city, the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is one of Houston’s most beloved, iconic landmarks and community centerpiece for visitors of all ages.

To stand in the Waterwall’s mist and be enveloped by the gentle roar of cascading water is one of the city’s most memorable experiences. Walking along the lush canopy of towering live oak trees while in the core of one of the largest business districts in the nation, is inspiring.

As one of the most visited attractions in Houston, the Waterwall Park is a popular backdrop for unforgettable moments. We invite you, your family, and friends to create endless memories at the park.

Located at 2800 Post Oak Boulevard between Hidalgo Street and Westheimer Road. Open daily from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Facts About Waterwall Park
The Park
  • Designed by John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson, New York, with Richard Fitzgerald and Partners, Houston, and the SWA Group, Landscape Architects, Houston
  • Privately developed by Hines and Transco Energy Company. 
  • Owned by the Uptown Houston District 
  • 2.77 acres, just south of Williams Tower
  • 186 live oak trees grown in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 360-foot-long lawn, flanked by 11.5-foot-wide sidewalks
Facts About Waterwall Park
Waterwall
  • 64-foot-high semi-circular water wall
  • Waterwall surfaces are black obsidian aggregate
  • Exterior ribs are pre-cast concrete with Alamo Gray cement
  • Volume of water recycling in the inner fountain system is 46,500 gallons
  • Volume of water recycling in the outer fountain system is 35,000 gallons
  • An incredible 11,000 gallons of water per minute cascade down the inner and outer walls of the fountain
  • The total volume of water in the fountain completely recycles through a filtration system every three and a half hours
  • Waterwall was constructed by Harvey-Monarch Engineers and Builders
Facts About Waterwall Park
Scanae Frons
  • Constructed of St. Joe Brick
  • Gable and columns made of Indiana buff limestone
  • Black granite base
  • Pronounced “skay-nigh fronz”

GERALD D. HINES WATERWALL PARK DEDICATION

In December 2009, the Uptown Houston Board of Directors honored the man responsible for the creation of the Waterwall Park and much of Uptown’s beautiful skyline, by naming this Houston landmark, the “Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park.”

The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park continues to be maintained by Hines through a public / private partnership with its owner, the Uptown Houston Development Authority. The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park has been and will continue to be the centerpiece of Uptown Houston which seamlessly blends business with pleasure, energy with grace and style with substance.

Park Rules 

Park Rules Prohibit:

  • Use of Drones
  • Live Music
  • Climbing, playing, or bathing in Waterwall basin
  • Reckless behavior and excessive noise
  • Littering
  • Outdoor cooking or fires
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Use of weapons or firearms
  • Activities that disrupt the use of the park by others
  • Use of park bench, including use to store materials, that interferes with its use by others
  • Camping
  • Skateboarding, rollerblading or bike riding
  • Flying kites
  • All sports, including but is not limited to football, baseball, soccer, frisbee, etc.
  • Operation of a motorized vehicle or riding a horse

Pet Owners:

  • All pets must be leashed
  • Pet waste must be picked up and disposed of properly

A Permit is Required for:

  • Commercial photography or video or the use of a tripod
  • Special use / special events
    • Engagement proposals
    • Wedding Ceremonies / Vow Renewals
    • Professional Photography for personal use
      • Including but not limited to: Engagement / Maternity / Wedding / Graduation
  • Use of amplified / electronic sound devices
  • Selling or promoting food, drinks, merchandise, or services
  • Exhibition or performance for money
  • Group functions
  • Usage of any park area for an exclusive use
  • Click here to download a permit application
  • Permits may be emailed to WilliamsTowerPM@hines.com for review and approval
  • For questions or additional permit information, please call the Hines Property Management Office at 713-850-8841
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