Discovery Green
Discovery Green
4.5
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Luckily I found street parking along the street facing the Hilton hotel.

This was a large downtown park that the city acquired from the convention center.

It was at least 10 acres and contained a lot of features that I found to be attractive.

Artwork and flower gardens
Large open spaces to lay a blanket out and enjoy the weather
Restaurants and bars
Pond and fountain
Children’s play area
Small hills to get a higher perspective
Surrounded by skyscrapers for nice backdrop to your photos
outdoor aerobic classes
Quiet and seemed safe
Lots of seating scattered around
Written 12 April 2023
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Jessica Tiburcio
New York City, NY60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I stumbled upon this place while riding a bike throughout Houston, TX. It was pretty packed with people from diverse backgrounds. Live music was playing and people were dancing. Others were picnicking and/or playing outdoor games. The park was not as large as I hoped it to be. However, still a great, relaxing time. There's food galore, either from venders in the park or near by businesses.
Written 9 May 2023
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volcanogirl
Houston, TX15,991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We were staying downtown for the Houston Marathon and strolled over to Discovery Green from our nearby hotel. The park is pretty, a nice urban green space located near the GRB Convention Center. There's some cool artwork, huge live oak trees, meandering paths, a playground with equipment for kids to play on and green hills they can slide down. We enjoyed strolling through the Solstice art exhibit with its illuminated light panels. There's always something new to see and do here. Currently they have outdoor ice skating for the winter months. They also offer things like yoga, tai chi, and movie nights; check their website for all the latest events. The park is clean and also has a couple of restaurants where you can dine. Really nice to have this urban oasis in the middle of downtown. Worth a visit if you're staying in the area.
Written 16 January 2023
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Aimee R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We grabbed dinner at the Phonecia Specialty Market and then spent the evening at this beautiful city park. The kids loved the playground and splash pad area and there were plenty of tables and chairs for adults to relax. After playing we also enjoyed live music at the stage! Bathrooms available. Great city gem!
Written 2 June 2023
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Monica Salazar
Pompano Beach, FL7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Ideal Downtown park for the children. My in laws also loved the views of skyline and lake in front of convention center. There are TONS of food places close by and a bunch of markets and pop ups food trucks inside park. Only drawback is how crowded it gets so try to get there as early as possible!!!
Written 20 September 2022
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DJM
Houston, TX399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Came for the House of Cards exhibit, then took a lovely stroll around the park with friends. Not very busy this time of year due to COVID, but most folks were respectful of spacing and wore their masks. It made for a nice evening with the smaller crowds.
Written 27 September 2020
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Tropicalmich
Indian Shores, FL722 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We went to this park twice. During the it was nice but just a normal park. After dark it was cool. Filled with activity. You could tell the people that live in the highrises flock here. There were carrage rides and foods trucks. Lots of people enjoyed the evening. Felt very safe.
Written 25 June 2022
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Tim M
Tennessee10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Beautiful and clear park. Only negative are the annoying teens on scooters passing through the park too quick. My spouse and I loved the ice skating rink and the art scene. It might be warm in Texas but the Christmas scene was so beautiful. Park was recommended by our tour guide to walk through after dinner.
Written 2 December 2021
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Tom W
Katy, TX3,317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
The Discovery Green is located across from the George R. Brown Convention Center. There is lots of places to eat around the Green included Biggio's Sports Bar. The Discovery Green is centrally located between Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center.

Discovery Green has lots of open areas for families and kids to play.

The Wortham Gardens are beautiful.

There is some interesting art around the Greens.

The pond is very nice. During the winter, you can ice skate.

There is nearby underground parking. The parking is $10 to $15 for an hour or two.

The children's play area was unfortunately locked down.
Written 17 November 2020
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Jaime
Fort Lauderdale, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Nice park with lake and live music right in Downtown Houston. I thought it was also very very clean for a downtown park. I didn't appreciate almost getting hit by a teenager with a scooter though
Written 19 April 2024
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