Discovery Green, Houston

4.4
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  • August 10, 2017
    I come to the discovery Green for many reasons. This time was the celebration after the Houston Marathon. I love the play area for my kids. The ice skating during the winter. And the many free activit...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    A truly unique water park with fountains designed for the kids to play in. Very attractive and well maintained venue in downtown Houston.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We walked through this park on our way to the ball park, it was clean and looked like everyone was having fun. There was a little water park for the kids and tables in the shade.  more »
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  • May 24, 2017
    Had a wonderful time at discovery green park. The atmosphere is always live and plenty to do. The kayaking is fun to do and watch! The price for parking ($15) is a little steep if you want to get close and not have to walk but its worth it when you're tired and ready to go. the different pop-up shops offer a variety of things to look at and purchase. The crowds are big but often light without a lot of congestion. depending on when you go, you could catch a free concert or live band sharing their talent. Discovery green is a great place to be when you want to be outdoors and just chill.
  • May 29, 2017
    Great for both family or romantic night out. Something for everyone. Child water park area, seasonal ice skating and roller derby rinks, weekly free events, kayaking on the pond, two restaurants within the park to choose from. Not to mention the area surrounding the park was redone for Super Bowl 51. Parking garage located under the park (expensive but convenient). Recommend checking out their website for calendar of events prior to visiting.
  • July 4, 2017
    The city has done a great job developing this area over the last several years. There are places for kids, dog walkers, and adults. The park was packed on Friday night and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. There was even a free show on the Avenida... performances by a group from Cirque la Vie. Lots of fun!
  • June 23, 2017
    A Houston park with air conditioned public bathrooms is always a win. Added the great and unique features, nearby interesting dining options and frequent things going on, Discovery Green is a great attribute to downtown Houston. My only frustration is they don't turn the water features off when it's cold, so going with kids is a challenge sometimes because it'll be 45 degrees and you can end up with frozen children.
  • June 27, 2017
    A neat little oasis in the middle of the downtown. Great for getting outside if you find yourself working around the convention center and need some air. Lots of things going on there all the time, it seems. And, I believe most of the events that happen there are free.

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