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Discovery Green

Address: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #17 of 146 Activities in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Playgrounds, Nature & Parks, Fun & Games
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...
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Type: Playgrounds, Nature & Parks, Fun & Games
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The park is maintained by BP from sustainable resources. There's not much to offer except two restaurants, some art work monuments and ice rink for winter season only.

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dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A great park to while away time and enjoy the day. There are food offerings, daily attractions, displays, statues, dog runs and children play areas and about anything you would want. There is parking below ground with a stairway exit right in the middle of the park. Walking paths, flowers, greenways, rental bikes, you name it. A small park with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Discovery Green is a beautiful, vibrant 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston that opened to the public in April 2008.This private public partnership transformed a run down sea of parking lots and decrepit businesses into an inner city oasis that truly belongs to the people of Houston. Be sure to check the website for entertainment programming that goes... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went skating at ICE at Discovery Green over Thanksgiving weekend. It seemed a little pricy, but was worth it for the novelty of outdoor ice skating in Houston. The only downside was that it was a somewhat warm afternoon and while the ice was still solid enough to skate, it was melting enough that there were puddles everywhere, so anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great place to bring the kids and the family. My daughter loves this place specially in the summer time. I just hate that parking sometimes is hard to find nearby

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Atlanta
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This park is magical to me. The amount of activities that occur in this park as the seasons change are incredible. From the markets to the concerts - - to the boot camp exercise sessions, playground with water features in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Its a magical place for me and my family every time we... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I didn't even know this space existed until my sister-in-law took us there. It was a fun place to spend an hour or two. Our kids ran around in the fountains, then played on the playgrounds while we sat and ate ice cream from the ice cream truck in the shade.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

so many things programed and fun to do especiall the skating ring as well as all the show and movies and concert that are scheduled always a pleasure to go and hang out there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

In the beginning people tried to figure out who would come downtown on the weekends to a park since Houston has one of the largest number of parks in the U.S. 5 years later and people are scrambling to get down to it. Public transit is the cheapest way but there is plenty of parking all around it. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Visited here with my young nieces (9 & 7) and there was plenty to keep them occupied for a couple of hours. Interesting art, great playground, an outdoor ice skating rink and a field where kids and adults can play all sorts of games. There were some outdoor food cart vendors if anyone gets hungry, too. And it is all... More 

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