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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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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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Green space in the Downtown Houston area.

Downtown Houston is an area with a lot of concrete. This is a respite from the hustle and bustle of downtown and is near the George R Brown Convention Center and hotels. During... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Downtown Houston is an area with a lot of concrete. This is a respite from the hustle and bustle of downtown and is near the George R Brown Convention Center and hotels. During the holiday season, an ice skating rink is a nice attraction.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to take a kid during the summer. The splash park is the best I've seen in Houston. Also if you play Ingress there are portals galore. Only downside is parking during peak hours.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This relatively new park is a gem. It's pint-sized but offers a variety of spaces to explore: a children's playground, dancing fountains, wide open spaces, a lake.... It is all good! Close by is Phoenicia, a wonderful gourmet grocery store that is the perfect place to pick up picnic supplies in advance of your visit to the park.

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Springfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful central park adjacent to the Convention Center and a couple of blocks from Minute Maid Park. Emphasis is on preserving native species. Nice water features. Whisper/echo walls are neat. The restaurants are pretty good too. In the warmer months, the biggest treat is the free classic movies on Wednesday nights. Bring a pillow, blanket, beach chair for comfort, and... More 

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Houston, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Love the place. It's nice atmosphere for everybody. The park offered free wi-fi throughout , free concert or movie screening, yoga class, farmers market etc. the only problem is parking but this is inevitable if you downtown. Park next to the discovery green or if you're lucky, you can find theory park spot by the park.

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It seems like the face of Discovery Green is constantly changing with construction going on all around it. Nice place to walk around for an hour. I would like to see more dining options in the park area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It's a 12 acre park with a lawn of green grass, a water area, fountains, a playground with soft rubber ground and sculptures. If you're working in the downtown of Houston and want to have a moment to walk outdoors or talk with friends outside, the park is a great place to go. more details, see post "Discovery Green Park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Discovery Green is an urban oasis that provides the city of Houston some wonderful opportunities for cultural, educational and athletic events. Ice skating in the winter, Zoomba all year long, movies under the stars...it's about time Houston got something like Discovery Green. People of all ages flock to the Green and love their time there. They also have a casual... More 

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Houston, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to take the kids to enjoy the park and water splash area. There are restaurants near by to eat and in the fall you can go ice skating. I have been here on several occassions, nice place to visit while in Houston.

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very nice family friendly park in Downtown Houston. My son loved kayaking. There are always outdoor activities to enjoy here.

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