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Smither Park's Features

Smither Park is an outrageous, fanciful, functional play land that features a multitude of different, exciting and interactive features. Our commitment to sustainability and recycling inspires the  decorative elements by exploring the reuse and repurposing of materials like broken  ceramic, bottle caps, tiles, and sea shells. 

 

THE LINDLEY FISH

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The Lindley Fish is a covered stage that anchors one end of the park. Designed and constructed by artist Matt Gifford, it's interior is decorated to resemble the inside of a fish's mouth with street signs, mirror shards and frame samples in a wide range of designs and textures. The outside looks like a giant bold and colorful anglerfish. The Lindley Fish is a space used for dance, film, theater and musical performances throughout the year.

 

 

THE MARILYN OSHMAN MEDITATION GARDEN

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The Marilyn Oshman Meditation Garden is a pensive area to escape the fast pace of everyday life while enjoying the beauty that surrounds.  It is perfect for puppet shows, interactive plays and very small weddings or wedding photos.

 

 

THE MEMORY WALL

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The Memory Wall spans the length of Smither Park, approximated 400', and features over 60 different mosaic panels designed by artists and individuals from across the country.

 

 

THE VINSON & ELKINS PAVILION

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The Vinson & Elkins Pavilion is located in the center of the park is a large 50 x 30 foot covered area with a 12 foot high ceiling.  It provides a staging area for activities, with space for tables and chairs to accommodate various size groups.

 

 

THE JOHNSON MARBLE TOWER

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The Johnson Marble Tower houses a custom built "marble roll." Here visitors can watch marbles follow a myriad of pathways through a fascinating maze.

 

 

THE BENCH SWINGS

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The Bench Swings invite people of all ages to delight in the simple pleasure of swinging. Special thanks to:

- Alice Burguires in memory of her husband Steve Harcrow
- Lynn Mathre & Stuart Odell
- Marks and Barbara Hinton
- Our amazing Kickstarter donors!

 

 

THE SHELL PLAZA & WALKWAYS

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The Shell Plaza and Walkways complete with hopscotch and mosaics, will guarantee an opportunity for family activities and accessibility for all.