Congratulations to Market Square Park on receiving the 2011 Downtown Pinnacle Award

Recently Downtown Houston’s Market Square Park beat out 10 other public city spaces to receive the coveted award that recognizes marked improvements on urban design, functionality, or enhancing the downtown economy. With a dog park, Niko Niko’s restaurant and a plaza for live music and movie screenings, I’d say Market Square Park hits all three categories right between the eyes.

Washington D.C. based International Downtown Association awarded Market Square Park this prize. IDA President and CEO, David Downey had this to say about Houston’s newest beloved park:

“Market Square Park is a wonderful example for all downtowns to emulate.”

If you haven’t been to Market Square Park, now’s your chance! Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and enjoy a free screening of National Lampoon’s Animal House presented by Alamo Drafthouse. Yeah…you may need to find a baby sitter for this outing. Below is a list of things you can/can’t bring to Market Square Park. Screening is tonight at 8 p.m. Free! Address and map can be found here.


  • Blankets, lawn chairs, picnics
  • Free street parking after 6 p.m.; $5 parking across the street at Market Square Garage
  • Beer and wine are available for purchase on site


  • Outside alcoholic beverages
  • Glass containers

Again, Do713 sends a big congratulatory embrace to Market Square Park and the Houston Downtown Management District for this amazing achievement.


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