Discovery Green

Discovery Green is the newest park located in the heart of downtown Houston. It opened in 2008 and is structured to be a suitable place for fun family activities or for those who simply wants to spend a relaxing day together. This 12-acre greenspace includes a beautiful lake and a model-boat pond plus you can also check out latest shows in their amphitheater. The park also offers services including free Wi-Fi access.


If you think steaks and burgers would complete your family picnic then you can have it from The Grove where they serve sumptuous steaks, burgers, seafoods and other delicacies. Various public performances are also held in the park including band shows. Aside from that, families can also enjoy numerous recreational areas and other park features including the Jones Lawn where you can get breathtaking views of the skyline. Visit The Brown Foundation Promenade where you can take a relaxing walk into a shaded walkway lined with 100-year-old live oak trees or go to the Kinder Lake which is a 1-acre lake lined with native wetland plants. Enjoy the fantastic view of the Gateway Fountain or take a stroll at the Natural Gardens. If you love art then you will also enjoy numerous pieces of public arts housed in the Discovery Green Park.

Visit Discovery Green at McKinney St., Downtown, Houston.  Discovery Green is open daily from 6am to 11pm and The Gateway Fountain is open daily from 8am to 7pm. Admission is free but there are activities that require minimal fees. You can visit them online or call them at 713/400-7336 for more information or inquiries. Make Discovery Green part of your family getaway and you will be guaranteed to have an exciting and memorable day together.