Gateway Fountain @ Discovery Green
Families & Children

Gateway Fountain

Open Daily

9:00 am

7:00 pm

This fanciful fountain is one of the most popular features in Discovery Green, and indeed, the entire city. During Houston’s hot summer months, hundreds of children play daily in this perennial favorite “cool spot.” Lively jets create a joyful water park atop a gently sloping granite surface, with 14-foot high arcing jets.

Fountain hours:  Open on Monday – Sunday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Please note that the fountain is turned off if there is thunder or lightning.

Please note that swim diapers are required for infants and toddlers. Water shoes are strongly encouraged.

Please take note of these Park Rules when visiting the fountain:

  • No running
  • No dogs
  • No balls or other toys
  • No towels on trees
  • No food, drinks or smoking
  • Adults must be accompanied by a child age fourteen or under
  • Access for adults may be restricted for safety
  • Do not sit on or near fountain jets
  • Exit fountain if directed by Park Personnel
  • No fighting or reckless behavior


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Gateway Fountain

Directions & Parking

The Gateway Fountain is located near the intersection of McNair Jogging Trail and The White Promenade.

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Discovery Green’s location in the heart of downtown, as well as its beautifully maintained landscape, makes it a much sought-after outdoor venue for events. From company picnics, fundraisers and product launches to concerts, festivals, birthday parties and weddings, the Discovery Green campus has the perfect spot for any event from 20 people to 20,000.