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Discovery Green

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010-4011
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
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This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story...

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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Amazing Green Space

I've never been to Houston before, this is a must see place to visit. Tons of activities and a great place to relax and capture get pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've never been to Houston before, this is a must see place to visit. Tons of activities and a great place to relax and capture get pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the nearby Four Seasons and did my daily jogs at this park. Its a small park but has many pathways and is pleasant and tranquil (until the Pokemon Go players invaded it haha..) Its dog friendly and kids can play in the water fountains, has places to sit and has two eateries which I haven't tried. Overall... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Discovery Green excursion was an adventure. Our family gathered here for. A photo shoot. The scenery was awesome. Many activities had the grandkids' attention so the photos captured their exciting looks! The kayaks, music, restaurants provided additional activities for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovery Green achieved it's goal of city planning, which is to provide recreation areas in DT Houston. I enjoyed sitting under the tree to watch children playing in the grass areas or watch them playing in the spray fountain areas. I have attended outdoor concerts, marathon run events, exercise classes as well as shopped in the Farmer's market there occasionally.... More 

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Thank Angela Y
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to enjoy downtown Houston. Plenty to do there like events at GRB, a very good bar, and good places to eat nearby like Papacito's

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very popular destination and during the week a great place to relax for those of us with time to devote to relaxing, unencumbered by need to return to work. walking or sitting it is wonderful for watching all sorts of interesting people and the restaurant food isn't bad either.

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Thank Carl M
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a stroll during lunch to get out of the downtown concrete jungle. There is evening yoga on certain days of the week. Friendly areas for everyone at all times. Really enjoy this park for a walk, a bite and just enjoy being outdoors. In addition, it's become a lure spot for PokemonGo players.

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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They always has events going on for everybody. This is a great place to visit. It is a treasure in the middle of the city. Visit their website to see all the events they have going on ALL the time.

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NJ, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read a lot of good review before visiting Houston about Discovery Green but it is good only for the locals as adults can chill out or read books and kids can play at the fountain emerging water but for the tourist please avoid this place and save time

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title pretty much says it all. It is a great place to take the kids and the whole family have fun. I use to take my lunch break there quite often, picnic style. Truly relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the work day. Plus, they often times have free events and just great all around activities during... More 

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