Root Memorial Square - Houston, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.077 W 095° 21.822
15R E 271427 N 3293566
Quick Description: Waiting to see the Rockets? Come on across the street and shoot a few hoops before the game.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2008 6:40:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM3VWA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 27

Long Description:
This is one of Houston’s oldest parks, donated to the city in 1923. Over the years, the park wasn't very well cared for and eventually became the apex of Houston’s vagrant community. Then Toyota Center was built and the city sprang into action. The charities that once set-up in Root Square, handing out free meals, were relocated outside of downtown. With monies donated by the Rockets, the entire park was ripped apart and re-landscaped. Flowers and trees were planted; sculptures were installed; and the park’s coolest feature - a sunken basketball court in the shadow of the home of the Rockets - was built.

Name: Root Memorial Square

Street Location: Clay & Austin

Local Municipality: City of Houston

State/Province, etc.: Texas

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Yes.

Date Established: 1923

Picnic Facilities: No.

Recreational Facilities:
Basketball court

Monuments/Statues: Yes

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Yes

Fountains: No

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: No

Special Events: No

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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