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Discovery Green

1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX (Downtown)
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As featured in Houston on a budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #24 of 173 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Playgrounds, Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain and Mist Tree, great for... more » Owner description: This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain and Mist Tree, great for hot Houston days. Enjoy free WiFi and open air reading rooms, or borrow balls or games. « less
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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What a great addition to the city. This park on the south side of downtown has got excellent parking, a good inexpensive food concession and an excellent restaurant. Also, nice fountains, a pond that you can go out on, and changing attractions. There are often evening events as well. It has a really nice, warm feel and is a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We've been here a couple times, and there is always something going on for families. My kiddo loved the splash fountains - great on a super hot day.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Playgrounds, splash fountains, ponds. It was fun to watch the kids. Very peaceful and the splash fountains had chairs around it to watch the kids enjoy the water on a hot Texas morning. Price is right. Free. We found parking on the street very easy. Parking meter cost us $1.50. Always like these urban attempts to have a green space... More

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lots of exciting things always going on at Discovery Green. Fun place to take the kids anytime of the year.

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Houston TX
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place to visit with a young child. They have playgrounds with great equipment and very soft surfaces that they can run on safely with little chance of getting hurt if they fall. The kayaking was a big adventure for my son and grandson. We loved watching the adventure!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Discovery Green is a nice place here in the downtown area especially considering there was no real "green space" at all a few years ago. I would say its a destination but if you want to have a picnic or if there is a function going on its worth doing. Ice skating in the Winter, Summer movies and concerts are... More

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Houston, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was the first weekend they offered Paddle Boarding. The group had a great time and the cost was surprisingly low $10.00 per person. We will do it again.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I'm not sure what all the hoopla was about this park. We took a free shuttle from our hotel to see it. Nothing more than a bunch of green space in my opinion. What city doesn't have a little park. This was recommended to us as a must do attraction by Houston natives. Not sure what all the hype was... More

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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Houston is so lucky to have a place like the LEED Gold Certified Discovery Green park in our city! It's an awesome place for children to adults with events of all variety (movies, yoga, music, etc) all year long. You can just head to Discovery Green just about any night and be totally entertained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This park is perfect for having lunch or picnic. It is surrounded by the downtown high rises that make great photo opportunities. It has a small walking trail that circles. It can get busy on days that school kids show up on field trips but still plenty of quiet spots to sit and enjoy the park. If you don't want... More

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