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Discovery Green Conservancy

Map & Directions 1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010


Houston Press' Description

A vast prairie of little-used parking lots downtown was replaced by Discovery Green, a dozen or so acres of green space, bocce courts, lakes, water parks, performance spaces and restaurants. Sure, the name of the place is meh and they got a little sponsor-happy, but when you take in a concert or visit a farmers market at Discovery Green, you really feel like Houston is giving Chicago a run for its money as America's third city.

Merchant's Description

Discovery Green offers a wide variety of programming throughout the year. All events at the park are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Discovery Green presents Houston's diverse world-class performing, literary and visual art in its Art Series. Discovery Green's Entertainment Series offers movies, Extreme Wii competitions, and concerts by talented musicians that showcase a rich variety of Gulf Coast and Central Texas sounds. For the health and fitness-minded, the Healthy Living in the Park series offers a weekly urban market and exercise classes such as Pilates, Yoga, and Zumba as well as a Hip2BFit exercise class just for kids. The Families and Children Series offers hands-on workshops and activities suitable for children and their parents.

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  • CultureMap Houston on 12/28/11

    It features sculpted gardens, public art pieces, amphitheater, fenced dog runs, small lake, monthly farmers' market, free exercise classes, free Wi-Fi access, a concert and movie series, and more!

  • Mistress G. on 05/17/10

    FREE CLASSES at DISCOVERY GREEN! Tues 10:30a-Yoga, Tues 6:30p-Pilates, Wed 6:30p-Zumba, Sat 9:30a-Yoga, Sat 11:30a Zumba

  • Grace R. on 03/24/12

    If you have something important to tell a friend, take them to the listening shells and have an intimate long distance discussion via sculpture.

  • Gary L. on 03/13/10

    Parking is always a bear. If you can parallel park, head directly north a couple of blocks...there is usually street parking just a short walk away.

  • David P. on 03/02/11

    Beautiful park. Always something exciting to do!

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