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Discovery Green

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Address: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX
Phone Number: 713-400-7336
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler...
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.
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An oasis in the city

Discovery Green packs a punch for a little park. It's pleasant, shady, there's a variety of things to see or do, and it's free. Suitable for little kids (splash pad), bigger kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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134 reviews 134 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Fun outdoor place for the kids and adults. Outdoor fun to drive remote control sailboats, they create a small outdoor ice rink during winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Discovery Green packs a punch for a little park. It's pleasant, shady, there's a variety of things to see or do, and it's free. Suitable for little kids (splash pad), bigger kids (kayaking), adults (coffee, restaurants, library, sculpture).

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It is an outdoor park, quite large, in downtown Houston. No smoking allowed even though it is an outdoor area. I found it boring. Will never return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Dont drive all over looking for great things to do, follow the programming for DG. A great place to come for happy hour then relax to evening free entertainment. Not just for kids!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A green space in the middle of the concrete jungle of downtown Houston, Discovery Green is a small park with plenty of plants, trees, and other greenery to help you get away from the workaday world and feel a little more at home with nature. It’s about 12 acres in size and is directly across from the George R. Brown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This park is really neat, with lots of interesting art work and things for the kids to do! Playground, local bar, and bikes for rent make it the perfect place for families!

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Houston, Texas
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Pretty green hill looks out onto the skyscrapers of downtown. Good place to take a blanket and chill. There is a small pond where you can rent boats.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We've been there the first time because it was listed under 10 attraction list in Houston, but when we got there, there is not much to do besides letting the kids play. It's tinny park in the middle of the buildings. There is a nice spot for parking just below the park $$

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice Park in DT Houston, close to City Hall, and other attractions. Good food close, parking close too. Go during a festival, lot to do then.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

my wife and i enjoyed our time here, we took several couples photos in the area and the dinning experience was absolutely great. a little crowded with the various selections of events going on at the time of our visit ,but a do not miss the chance to see it in person.

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Additional Information about Discovery Green

Address: Address: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX
Phone Number: 713-400-7336
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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