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Discovery Green

Address: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #25 of 448 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Playgrounds, Fun & Games, Nature & 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...
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Type: Playgrounds, Fun & Games, Nature & Parks
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, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Although one doesn't typically think of Downtown Houston as having a nice park, it is. I would encourage people to come visit Discovery Green, not just for its beautiful landscape but also its various-often free-activities during the weekend. Discovery Green is a great addition to Houston.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Discovery Green is a great place to go for a stroll and a breath of fresh air in downtown Houston. If you're at the convention center you owe it to yourself to get outside to this urban oasis. There's some great sculpture by Jorge Marin and Jean Dubuffet to see. It may be the only green space you get to... More 

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NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went into town last Saturday for Valentines Day and the Bob Seger Concert at Toyota Center. Spent the afternoon in the Green, snacked at Andalucía, stayed at the Embassy Suites and never walked more than a few blocks.

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Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Discovery Green is a fantastic little park smack in the middle of downtown. The kids park is so full of life. There is always something going on and even though there are tons of people around, it never feels crowded. The Friday night movies are a huge hit, as well as the Temporary Art exhibits like the field of lights.

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Houston, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Liked what the city has done with the spaces. Kids rule in this area with water features and concerts on the greens. Access to this place is tight, so take the train or cycle in from the outer neighbourhoods. Like the perpetual renewal at this site.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We actually took some of our engagement pictures here! There are always many different activities for people of all ages. It is also family, including pets, friendly.

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AZ
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105 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I do not understand why people say there is so much to do here! There was melting ice in the ice rink, a cafe or two, a sculpture that was taped off with caution tape. It wasn't bad but it certainly wasn't comparable to Boston Commons or Central Park!

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South Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have visited Discovery Green on many ocassions. In each, they always have some fun activities going on for the whole family, whether it is yoga leasons in the park or ice skating or dog activities like the longest jump (in water), etc. Love this place and wish I lived walking distance to it.

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Houston, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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