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Discovery Green

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010-4011
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very nice oasis in downtown Houston. Within walking distance of many downtown hotels and the Toyota Center plus Astros Baseball field , it has event venues, shops and a nice water feature as well. While Houston doesn't have mountains or oceans to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnAndEllenTX
Reviewed 5 days ago

we spent a few hours walking around the green visiting shops and checking out the local restaurants and bars. this is a nice place to hang out and enjoy downtown

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joe W
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This is a lovely park and green space right next to the George R. Brown Convention Center and just east of the main part of downtown. This area has seen a lot of gentrification with new town-homes and apartments so this is a good place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed December 16, 2018

I stay in downtown Houston at least once a month and I never get tired of going to the Discovery Green Park just to stroll around and enjoying outdoors. You see people of all walks of life enjoying a bit of relaxation and leisure. Absolutely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PolarbearTraveler
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Love to see concerts here, bring a blanket to sit on, a cooler for refreshments, or buy them there. You can dance, sing along, and great crowd watching

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank salmll57
Reviewed December 10, 2018

If you're ever in downtown Houston, yolu have to check out this venue. It has everything for everyone.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amarraval
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Discovery Green is a park in the middle of huge skyscrapers. Winter they have a skating rink for our skating friends. Enjoy the sculptures or take a ride in the paddle boat. Great restaurants around the park or if you just want to wet your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

A bit disappointing, very small, a lake and a kids play area. Setting up for an artists exhibition. Far better to go to Hermann Park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LoBommer
Reviewed December 2, 2018

I loved the open feel of the area and the little "art shows" they had going on when I was visiting. They had an exhibit that forcused on people being the "wind" of change--wonderful sentiment.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lgkris1394
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This park was ridiculously small, and most of the grass was brown. There was not much to do here nor any real landscaping to stop and admire. I would not go out of my way to visit this.

Date of experience: November 2018
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nrobi622
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Vishak2000 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure whether you ended up meeting your boyfriend and got it filmed! We have awesome night lights all over Houston and it depends where you want to go!!! I personally like Woodlands around Woodland Waterway as it is... More
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donna f
February 4, 2017|
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Usually you can carry those with you! But be mindful of people around you.
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Linda V
May 25, 2016|
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no outside alchol in the park,no glass containers,the restaurants however they sell it.
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Sdotm21
Discovery Green Horse Carriages (0 Replies)
Hello all. Does anyone have any info on the horse carriages at discovery green? Price, how to reserve, contact info? I want to take my wife after our anniversary dinner. TIA
August 28, 2018|
mccoyuk
durham, uk
my Houston itinerary - any changes I should make?? (27 Replies)
Well here are my plans for our 4 night stay beginning 2nd April. Does it sound ok or are there changes I should make, anything not to bother with it or anything I have left out? I will be travelling with my DH and 2 kids aged 14 and 12. Not into museums really, enjoy seeing sights,shopping, nice meals. We will have a car for our stay and don't mind driving. Saturday - Galveston, Moody Gardens, The Strand, Galleria in the evening Sunday - Lake Conroe, Woodland Mall/Market street, Old...More
March 15, 2010|
Response fromKingwood1811|
Unless you have a specific reason to go to Galleria Sat eve, I would do Kemah on Sat eve and Galleria Mon eve (swap the two) as Kemah and Galveston is in the same general area as is Galleria and downtown. Plan to have dinner at Kemah. Also, add Willowbrook to Sunday as it is in the same vicinity as The Woodlands. That said, if you go to The Woodlands mall and Galleria Mall, you can skip Willowbrook (okay - totally skip it - not really worth it). Willowbrok and The Woodlands about the same -...More
Michelle J
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Local recommendations for a weekend in Houston with friends (6 Replies)
Hi, Nice meeting you! I am visiting Houston for a weekend soon in May. We are six friends (24-30 year olds) looking for a nice time to spend together. We are not the tourist types, and I was hoping to get recommendations from locals on unique spots for: *Outdoor/Parks (Biking or Picnic) -I am already looking at Bayou Park and Discovery Green. *What other unique attractions are worth checking out? *Nice walks (window shopping for local shops... no big brands/big commercial...More
May 09, 2016|
Response frombk_t1|
I would look at 2 neighborhoods - even though both have some mix of chain/commercial and local-places. They are West University (Rice Village) and Houston Heights.