Discovery Green Houston
Where are we going today?
A lovely day in Texas? Then of course you want to head outside - and Discovery Green knows that when you are outside you want some really fun things to see and do!
Discovery Green is a super fun 12 acre urban park that is perfect for children and the whole family to go and play, explore, have fun and be entertained!
There is always so much going on. There are first all the fun things you love about a park. Plenty of green space to run around on, picnic on and have great family time together. The Gateway Fountain is a popular place for kids to cool off when that Texas sun gets really hot, and the playground has all the elements the younger children in your family need to have fun, from slipper slides to climbing mounds.
Then of course, Discovery Green has the activities, entertainment and events! There is the very cool Anheuser-Busch Stage which is a state of the art concert venue that have outdoor movies, concerts and holiday parties!
On weekends the Hagstette Putting Green is a great way for those little active family members to work on their coordination and putting skills!
There are gardens to go and smell the pretty flowers, and trails that are great for those who want to get that bit more exercise and do some jogging. Reading rooms, art carts....Discovery Green has a whole lotta fun!
The great thing about Discovery Green, is it's not just limited to summer! In winter they have the ice rink (the largest outdoor rink in the Southwest no less!) so you can skate with the whole family on those days out. You can even enjoy the rink in your wheelchair!
No excuses for not getting out of the house and into this amazing park!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
6am - 11pm daily. Hours for events daily
All year round
Field trips are of course welcome! There isn't a charge to visit, but if there are groups of 20 or more let them know so they can reserve a space. .
You are welcome to bring picnics, chairs, and blankets to enjoy a lovely family lunch on the grass surrounded by all the activities! .
There are plenty of healthy options around the park to grab some food - it is Houston after all! .
Any Top Tips?
Don't forget the sunscreen and hats in summer - that sun can get really hot! .
Doing our bit
The park love creating some amazing experiences for everyone who visits, so they always make sure they have some amazing events on. Help them keep the park clean! .
Need a little extra help?
There is handicapped parking, and the park is accessible - you can even take your wheelchair on the ice rink!.
The entry is free, as are most of the activities!.
What people are saying?
by Caitlin B
This is more than a park. I've been to beer festivals, flea markets and a lot of good free concerts here. The green is beautiful, the fountains attracts kids, the architecture of buildings and sculptures are unique. Lovely addition to the city. Check their website for events. A lot are free!
by e johnson
best location for outdoor entertainment for all! i have been to movie night, concerts, festivals, yoga class all at this park . you name it they have. the park is beautiful and centrally located to connect to anywhere in downtown by foot. in the summer time its a great place to hang out if you enjoy the outdoors and people watching. make sure you keep your car equipped with a blank and a chair, you will need it for the lawn.
by KC Eck
One of the coolest parks I have ever been to. there are definitely a lot of things to discover here. very beautiful and well maintained. We were there around Christmas and they had an awesome light display.
by Katherine Kim
This may be a small park, but it is one of my favorite places in Houston! We have been to several festivals here and dropped by to see many of the art installations. There is always something going on, and the small size of the park actually makes it ideal for a quick walk when the weather is less than ideal. My husband and I even took some engagement pictures here.
by Stacy Burlew
LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT! WHAT AN AWESOME PLACE TO TAKE YOUR FAMILY FOR THE WHOLE DAY.