Touring The Commons at Hermann Park

Hosted by Texas ASLA and Architecture Center Houston

Join Texas ASLA and Architecture Center Houston for a tour of the long-anticipated opening of The Commons at Hermann Park.

This tour has been approved for 1.5 LA CES HSW

This tour is sold out.
and 1.5 AIA HSW
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May 8, 2024
4:00 PM
The Commons at Hermann Park
6100 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Brought to you by the ArCH Exhibitions and Programs

Designed by Marlon Blackwell and landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh the 26-acre oasis is situated between the Houston Zoo and the Texas Medical Center, bordered by Cambridge, Fannin and Main St. After undergoing an extensive two-year renovation, an under-utilized portion of the park has been transformed into a natural entry point for Hermann Park.

Park highlights include a two-acre play area for children, including a towering 40-foot rocket ship slide, a snake den for adventurous explorers, a toad hollow for nature enthusiasts, and a whimsical carousel. Other amenities include a walk-up café, a rustic fishing pier and water areas.

The Commons also features several eco-conscious practices including sustainable landscaping and water management, preserving existing trees and improving the soil by planting cover crops and native grasses. The newly created wetlands garden not only supports wildlife but also acts as a natural water filtration system, cleansing water before returning to the park's irrigation system.

Doreen Stoller, Hermann Park Conservancy President and CEO, will lead the tour.

This tour has been approved for 1.5  AIA HSW, LA CES HSW

Design Team
Architect: Marlon Blackwell
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc
Civil Engineering: Walter P Moore
Local Landscape Architect: White Oak Studio