Created to commemorate Houston's 150th birthday in 1986, Sesquicentennial Park features cascading waterfalls, distinctive lighting, a gazebo and promenade. Visitors can enjoy the waterway, green spaces, hike-and-bike trails, boat launches and other nearby. While visiting the park, pay a visit to the monumnet of President George H.W. Bush and artist Mel Chin's seven 70-foot pillars that pay tribute to Houston past and present. The Commons area has hosted the Buffalo Bayou Regatta and other exciting events.