Update: Discovery Green's Covid 19 Response

Update: Discovery Green's Covid 19 Response

The Discovery Green Conservancy is committed to being a source of health and happiness for Houstonians. Your health and safety are very important to us. As such we are closely monitoring conditions related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) with the Houston Health Department.

In response to the outbreak the Discovery Green Conservancy is canceling, or postponing, all events scheduled through June 30. The staff is diligently working with artists and community partners to reschedule performances.

Virtual events: We will be providing online streaming fitness classes, educational opportunities, entertainment and more. Check the schedule. 

Become a member: The Discovery Green Conservancy needs your support to continue caring for this vibrant green space in the middle of downtown. If you are able, please consider becoming a member now at discoverygreen.com/membership.

Please keep checking back for updates at discoverygreen.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up for our newsletter at discoverygreen.com/newsletter.

Frequently asked questions: 

Q: Will the park be open?
A: The park is open, but not being actively programmed. You are welcome to visit the park, but we encourage visitors to practice social distancing. Playground equipment and benches are off limits and the restrooms are closed. 

Q: What if I need to go to the bathroom? 
A: The restrooms are still closed. Please plan accordingly. You may need to keep your visit short. 

Q: How can I wash my hands if the bathrooms are closed? 
A: Two handwashing stations will be installed beginning May 1. 

Q: Do I need to wear a mask?
A: Yes. Park patrons must wear a mask. 

Q: Is the Lake House or The Grove open? 
A: Yes. The Lake House is open and is perfect if you want to pick up a quick snack or a picnic for your family. The Grove is also open with expanded patio seating, fans and shade if you'd rather sit outside. Visit thegrovehouston.com for more information. 

Q: Is the Mistree or Gateway Fountain open? Can my kids play in the water? 
A: No. The water features are off limits at this time.

Q: Is the Roller Rink open?
A: The Roller Rink is closed. 

Q: Can I go kayaking
A: Kayaking has been canceled. 

Q: What about recycling?
A: The recycling program has not been canceled. Recycling bins are at Discovery Green from 10 am – 3pm on Saturdays. Occasionally downtown construction or activity may impact this schedule. A notice will be posted on our website at discoverygreen.com when this happens.

Q: Is the Discovery Green staff doing anything different to prevent the spread of the virus?
A: To help prevent the spread of the virus we have fenced off the playground equipment and all benches. The restrooms are also closed. 

Q: How can I keep my family safe?
A: You can help protect your family and others from exposure to the virus by:

Cleaning your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoiding close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Take steps to protect others

Staying home if you're sick
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

Covering coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

Throwing used tissues in the trash
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

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