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“Fun free activities” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Discovery Green

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #7 of 114 Activities in Houston
Type: Playgrounds, Parks, Amusement
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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 hot Houston days. Enjoy free WiFi and open air reading rooms, or borrow balls or games.
Houston, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fun free activities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Discovery Green is a great green space in the middle of downtown. They have fun, free exercise classes (Zumba, yoga), flea markets once a month, and a skating rink during the holiday season. Since it's downtown, parking's not great during peak hours. I've also been disappointed with the skating rink hours. We've gone two years in a row and it's been closed.

Visited November 2012
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Houston
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“Great variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It has it all...open farmer's market...concerts...movies (during summer)...food...plenty of trees...great location...what's not to like about Discovery Green?

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“An oasis in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

With restaurants, a small lake, and flowered walkways, this is an example of "Build it and they will come." There's even a small dog park. Located between the George R. Brown convention center and the main parts of downtown, it's a nice place to relax.

Visited October 2012
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“Watch your wallet.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Closely. And don't ever go alone. especially after dark. No matter how fancy the city wants to make it look...it is a dangerous place. No alligators like other city parks, but there are more dangerous creaters than alligators.

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USA
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“Not just for Houstonians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Day and nightime activities abound in the park and change by the seasons. Free outdoor concerts and screening of movies (yes, outdoors). Canoeing in the summer and skating in the winter. This is definitely a place to see!!! Downtown location.

Visited August 2012
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