Root Memorial Square – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a TIme

Address: Clay and La Branch in Downtown Houston, across from the Toyota Center
Cost: Free
Appropriate Age:  Any age

Root Memorial Square at Clay Street
At night time, the art on the corner of Clay and La Branch glows with bright colors and I’ve looped around the block many times at the request of my kids.  During daytime, we decided to visit this park again.

Root Memorial Square is right across from the Toyota Center and is just a few blocks from Discovery Green.  Metered Street parking is available (and is free after 6:00pm and on Sunday).

Downtown is one of my very favorite districts in Houston.  I feel more comfortable on urban streets than on a secluded trail.  That said, I only like places that have a lot of pedestrian traffic and a lot of people watching out for each other.

I really wasn’t sure about the pedestrian traffic and safety at Root Memorial Square but I was (very) pleasantly surprised.

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