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Discovery Green

1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #26 of 174 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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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I love that it is dog friendly. Great place to hang out, walk around, and have a picnic with the family.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Children will love this park. Awesome play structure & splash pad. There's even a dog park. We love coming here when there's an event, such as the flea market or Chinese New Year's festivities. It's free and we park in a parking lot close-by that cost $5 for the day. Very good trip if you have kiddos.

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Houston, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lots to do and see but not much parking and time limits can get you a ticket on your windshield and ruin your nice day in the park

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What a great addition to the city. This park on the south side of downtown has got excellent parking, a good inexpensive food concession and an excellent restaurant. Also, nice fountains, a pond that you can go out on, and changing attractions. There are often evening events as well. It has a really nice, warm feel and is a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We've been here a couple times, and there is always something going on for families. My kiddo loved the splash fountains - great on a super hot day.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Playgrounds, splash fountains, ponds. It was fun to watch the kids. Very peaceful and the splash fountains had chairs around it to watch the kids enjoy the water on a hot Texas morning. Price is right. Free. We found parking on the street very easy. Parking meter cost us $1.50. Always like these urban attempts to have a green space... More

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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421 reviews 421 reviews
101 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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