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Discovery Green

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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great park for families

Has a playground and water park, soon will be connected to light rail. We often stop at Phoenicia grocery for picnic stuff first. Parking can be a hassle on weekends but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Has a playground and water park, soon will be connected to light rail. We often stop at Phoenicia grocery for picnic stuff first. Parking can be a hassle on weekends but weekdays aren't as bad. We usually ride bikes there because we live nearby

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Glendive, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This park is right across the street from the conference center and has a good variety of plants. It also has some large grassy areas for activity and a small pond with kayak rentals. All in all, it is a nice place to walk and relax, but not really anything very special or unique.

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There is nothing much to see or do in Discovery green park except when there are some events planned or the ice skating rink. Ok kind of park with bit pricey cafes. If you are interested in photography, there are quite few places around the park that will be of some interest to you. No free car parking near by... More 

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Although we have visited this area on previous visits to Houston it is always pleasant to come back and walk around the tranquil area known as discovery green. Quite often there are organised events held here especially at weekends. The water areas are attractive and the kids love the active fountains in which they can run through.

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Vermont
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Pretty park. Clean, busy. Flowers were nice. Lots of places to sit and enjoy. Great break from conferencing.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a nice park in the middle of downtown Houston where corporate sponsored activities took place for young and up middle school age children to inspire them in science.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Liked to watch the kids in the water interactives. Nice to play Ingress (Google game) as is chock full of portals! Great flowers in bloom now.

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Houston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Listened to a free Rodney Crowell concert last fall---just amazing, but have also walked over for an art sale, Dock Dogs competing, and a quiet Sunday in the park. A small gem.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So much to do and see! I loved just sitting outside with all the different events going on around us. It was a beautiful day and you don't have the black birds bothering you while you eat. The grass was green and the flowers were blooming. So pretty!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

DG is a fine respite place in the busy city. year round DG offers concerts, event, food trucks,and other outdoor activities. Our favorite time is summer to enjoy the park and festivals.

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