Sitting atop the Tudor Family Pine Hill Walk within the McGovern Centennial Gardens, the ornate Friendship Pavilion Friendship Pavilion was a gift to the City of Houston from its sister city Taipei, made for the United States Bicentennial in 1976. The pavilion was situated in Hermann Park in 1978 and was refurbished by the Houston-Taipei Society in 1995. The Friendship Pavilion originally placed in the Park's Houston Garden Center was relocated to the McGovern Centennial Gardens upon their construction.