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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 #25 of 171 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Houston, Texas
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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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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent 1 hour plus here, our daughter loved it. It was fun; will go back in houston. Mhsic, playground, coffee snack area, little lagoon.

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Houston, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Small but packed with activities year round. Good place to enjoy a picnic or grab grub at a nearby restaurant. The Grove restaurant is in the park and has a nice view with outdoor patio. Nice dog park too.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Make sure to check out the calendar of events. Go watch some musicians or plays, or even enjoy the parks sculptures. Don't forget to take the children and a picnic blanket. Oh by all means grab a lemonade.

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