Hours, Parking and Getting Here
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HoursDiscovery Green is open daily (including holidays) from 6 am to 11 pm. Hours for events vary. Areas of the park may be closed occasionally for maintenance or private events. The Gateway Fountain is open daily from 9 am - 7 pm (weather permitting). The park office is open daily from 9 am - 6 pm. See park map.
General Park Information
Discovery Green is a 12-acre non-profit park and flexible entertainment space located in the heart of downtown Houston across Avenida de las Americas from the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas Hotel. Nearby destinations include the Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, GreenStreet and Houston Center.
Although Discovery Green is a public space, it is privately managed by the Discovery Green Conservancy. Through the generosity of the public, donors and sponsors, the park provides a green experience to discover and play for people of all ages and walks of life. Learn more about Discovery Green's mission and history.
Discovery Green is located at:
Houston, Texas 77010
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Discovery Green is FREE, and the vast majority of the events in the park are also free. Activities that require a fee are clearly listed on this website. You are welcome to bring picnics, lawn chairs, blankets and even your dogs to the park. Please note that outside alcohol, glass containers, tables and pop up tents are prohibited. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase at The Lake House Cafe.
Information Center at the Alkek Building
Lost and Found
To inquire about lost or found items in the park, call 713-400-7336.
Parking at Discovery Green
Metered Parking. Streets on the park’s perimeter and nearby streets offer metered parking. Parking meter stations on each block accept Visa/MasterCard and cash. Metered parking is in effect Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 6 pm.
Handicap Parking. A citizen with a valid handicap placard or veteran plate is allowed to park in a regular metered space without paying provided there are no other restrictions such as time restrictions by signage.
Surface lots. Lots are available around the perimeter of the park and on nearby streets. Rates vary and many accept Visa/MasterCard and cash.
Garage parking. Several parking garages offer convenient access to Discovery Green. Check Downtown Houston's interactive parking map for a complete list of options.
Alternative Transportation to Discovery Green
Greenlink - Downtown's Free Bus Service
A free and convenient bus service in downtown. Through a partnership between the Downtown District, BG Group and Houston First Corporation, the downtown community can ride the environmentally friendly buses to get them to popular downtown locations quickly. The Green Route operates Monday through Friday, 6:30 am. to 6:30 pm, approximately 7-10 minutes apart during peak hours.
The Orange Route will be connecting the public to local destinations including Discovery Green. The Orange route will operate Thursday and Friday evenings 6:30pm until midnight, Saturdays from 9am to midnight and Sundays from 9am to 6pm. Check the Greenlink website for stops and route information.
The Wave- Houston's Jitney Shuttle Service
Want to see Houston like a local? Catch The Wave, Houston’s jitney shuttle service. If you’re wondering what a jitney is, it is a “fixed rate, fixed route, circulator with seating for more than 9 & less than 15 passengers." It's a hybrid between a taxi, a limo, and a public bus. Call The Wave today at
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Discovery Green Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.