Wayne went to the site yesterday and the water features are still under construction. He got this shot of the model basin:
As you can see it is lined with gunite. The steps will be topped with granite. The size of the basin area is 86' x 127' and the water depth will be 2.25'. The structure in the background is The Lake House restaurant.
The basin will join Kinder Lake which is also gunite lined and covers 2/3 of an acre (roughly 28,750 square feet). Max depth at its deepest point will be 8'. Two piers will provide access to it. Between the piers is waterside event space. It is available to rent and measures 70’ x 120’. You can see these details on this updated map:
The location fronts the George R. Brown Convention Center which is on the southeast side of downtown. A parking garage is located underground beneath the park. Astros' Minute Maid Park and Rockets' Toyota Center are within walking distance. There are many hotels (one directly across the street from the park, another is a block away) and restaurants nearby. It really looks like prime real estate for a larger event.
Wayne has already made contact with a park official and she is very interested in working with us.